450-2067 – Medical Instrumentation 1 (LPT 1)

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
450-2067/01 2019/2020 4
450-2067/02 2019/2020 4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to provide basic information about medical devices by clinical disciplines. These are the fields of internal, surgical and joint investigational and therapeutic components. The subject fits into the interdisciplinary bachelor's degree with a focus on a specialist in health care facilities. The acquired knowledge and skills in this subject and the whole focus form the basic prerequisite of knowledge of biomedical engineering.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs


The student will become acquainted with the principle and use of medical instrumentation for diagnostics, therapy, laboratory and special medical technology. The subject fits into the interdisciplinary bachelor's degree with a focus on a specialist in health care facilities. This subject deals with the problems of diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices, laboratory equipment and special medical technology. Gradually, the principles, diagrams, technical solutions of devices, function and the use of this technique according to the clinical disciplines are discussed. It emphasizes the specific role of medical devices in terms of their application. Great emphasis is placed on exercises in which students try out the devices and then visit the clinical workplace where they are used. Here, they are practically acquainted with the operation and clinical examination of these devices.

Compulsory literature:

• Bronzino J.D. et al.: The biomedical engineering handbook. CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1995. • Webster, John G.: Medical instrumentation : application and design, Hoboken (USA): Wiley, 1998. ISBN 0-471-15368-0

Recommended literature:

• 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 • Dyro, J.F: Clinical Engineering Handbook, Academic Press, August 27, 2004, ISBN: 012226570X


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


Subject has no co-requisities.