ACIT4730 Special biomedical engineering subject Emneplan

Engelsk emnenavn
Special biomedical engineering subject
Master's Degree Programme in Applied Computer and Information Technology
10 stp.


This course covers topics selected to reflect the breadth and multidisciplinary nature of biomedical engineering. Material for the course is put together in cooperation with researchers, medical professionals and representatives from the healthcare industry. One of the objectives is to expose students to a variety of emerging technologies playing an important role in the paradigm shift towards preventive, personalized and precision medicine. The course also has a practical project that lasts for a short period where the students are assigned to any of the laboratories at OsloMet, medical/health care companies, or a department at local hospitals in the Oslo and Akershus region. The course is completed by the student giving an oral presentation of the practical project results.


No formal requirements over and above the admission requirements. 


A student who has completed this course should have the following learning outcomes: 


Upon successful completion of the course: 

  • the student will have in-depth knowledge of the selected topic in the curriculum and its relation to the practical project work. 


Upon successful completion of the course, the student: 

  • can apply theoretical knowledge into practical settings.
  • can analyze a practical challenge in the view of the theoretical and research-based methodologies. 

General competence: 

Upon successful completion of the course, the student:

  • is enabled to analyze, present and debate specific research subjects in light of the theoretical and practical approaches. 
  • can discuss the subject both at expert and non-expert levels. 

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

The course applies research-based learning supervised by one or more supervisors (internal/external), and a practical assignment with individual report work. The student will make a written report based on research problems from the practical assignment and the selected theoretical material. The course ends by the student/students in group (2-5 students) giving a presentation on the chosen topic and the practical assignments. 

Arbeidskrav og obligatoriske aktiviteter

Oral presentation of the practical project results.

Vurdering og eksamen

The final grade will be based on:

1) An individual/group (2-5 students) project report on a chosen topic and practical assignment (7 500  - 15 000 words) (50% of the final grade)

2) An individual oral exam (50% of the final grade)

Both exams must be passed in order to pass the course.

The oral exam cannot be appealed.


New/postponed exam

In case of failed exam or legal absence, the student may apply for a new or postponed exam. New or postponed exams are offered within a reasonable time span following the regular exam. The student is responsible for applying for a new/postponed exam within the time limits set by OsloMet. The Regulations for new or postponed examinations are available in Regulations relating to studies and examinations at OsloMet.

Hjelpemidler ved eksamen

All aids are permitted for the project report.

For the oral exam, a handheld calculator that cannot be used for wireless communication or to perform symbolic calculations is permitted. If the calculator’s internal memory can store data, the memory must be deleted before the exam. Random checks may be carried out.


For the final assessment, a grading scale from A to E is used, where A denotes the highest and E the lowest pass grade, and F denotes a fail. 


Two internal examiners. External examiner is used periodically. 


Associate Professor Katarina Grujic