450-2007 – Medical Electronic Instruments I (ZEP1)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Cybernetics and Biomedical Engineering
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Marek Penhaker, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
450-2007/01 2010/2011 5
450-2007/02 2015/2016 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The goal of this course is to give fundamental information medical instrumentatuion according to clinical branches division. This contain internal, surgical and point investigative methods and therapeutical units. The acquired knowledge concerns on diagnostic instruments in medicine. This subject engages to the branch control and measurements in bio-medicine. The knowledge and acquirements obtained in this subject and in all branches are main presumption of the knowledge in biomedical engineering.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs


Student will familiarize with apparatuses for diagnostics, therapy, laboratory and special medical sanitary instrumentation in this subject that falls into interdisciplinary bachelor's field of study with its content with the specialization in expert on medical sanitation. The subject concerns with the diagnostic and therapeutic medical instruments problem, laboratory equipment and special medical technology in detail. The principles, schemes, technical instrument solving, functions and the way of use according to clinical discipline are explained. The medical instruments specific task is accented from the point of view of their use. A great importance is assigned to seminars when students visit all clinical workplaces where the sanitary instruments are used. The students are practically acquainted with the operation and clinical analyse on these apparatuses.

Compulsory literature:

Webster, John G.: Medical instrumentation : application and design, Hoboken (USA): Wiley, 1998. ISBN 0-471-15368-0 Perez, R.: Design of medical electronic devices San Diego (USA): Academic press, 2002. ISBN 0-12-550711-9 Carr, Joseph J., Brown, John M. Introduction to biomedical equipment technology 4th.Edition Upper Saddle River (USA): Prentice Hall, , 2001. ISBN 0-13-010492-2 Mackay, Stuart R.: Bio-medical telemetry : sensing and transmitting biological information from animals and man 2nd Edition, New York (USA): IEEE Press, , 1993. ISBN 0-7803-4718-8 Dyro, J.F: Clinical Engineering Handbook, Academic Press ,August 27, 2004, ISBN: 012226570X

Recommended literature:

Bronzino J.D. et al.: The biomedical engineering handbook. CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1995.


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
450-2013 SSB Transducers and sensors in biomedicine Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.