Seminars in Biomedical Engineering - LEB


Biomedical Engineering

Curricular Unit (UC)

Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

Mandatory  x
Scientific Area EB Category  

Course category: B - Basic; C - Core Engineering; E - Specialization; P - Complementary.

Year: 3rd Semester: 2nd ECTS: 3 Total Hours: 
Contact Hours T:  TP: 45 PL: S: OT:3
Professor in charge

Cecília Ribeiro da Cruz Calado

T - Lectures; TP - Theory and practice; PL - Lab Work; S - Seminar; OT - Tutorial Guidance.

  • Learning outcomes of the curricular unit:
    1. Provide students with information on a wide range of areas of intervention range in Biomedical Technologies, through the lectures of researchers / companies, dealing with various topics of Biomedical Technologies.
    2. Identify the key areas of development in Biomedical Technologies.
    3. Understand the different professional / research prospects of Biomedical Technologies.
  • Syllabus

    Theme 1. Bioelectric Phenomena

    Theme 2. Advanced biomaterials in tissue engineering

    Theme 3. Practical applications in regenerative medicine

    Theme 4. Artificial and bioartificial organs   

    Theme 5. Nanomedicine

    Theme 6. The process of development of orthoses

    Theme 7. Application of hemodinamics concepts

    Theme 8. Medical Robotics

    Theme 9. Advances in medical image processing

    Theme 10. Application of clinical decision support systems

  • Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

    The syllabus is mostly related to some issues relating to biomedical technologies . This course addresses practical applications of concepts and knowledge areas such as regenerative medicine, nanotechnology , biomechanics and image processing, among others. This course also aims to provide students with tools necessary for their skchooling , particularly in practical application of theoretical knowledge acquired in other courses of this syllabus.

  • Teaching methodologies (including evaluation):

    For this course the methodology to be adopted is: 

    • Oral presentation of curricula , supported by audiovisual media;
    • Debates to discuss issues. 

    The evaluation will be done by:

    1. Participation in the activities developed during the teaching of the course (50%);
    2. An individual final reflection on the whole of UC (50%).
  • Demonstration of the coherence between the teaching methodologies and the learning outcomes

    These Curricular Unit lectures's  are divided in different themes with an expository character on the purchase of needed to understand the concepts being taught theoretical knowledge. There is also oral exposure; this is interspersed with a more interrogative method, in order to encourage the involvement of students and to show the possibilities in terms of professional environment of biomedical technologies. Each session begins with a lecture dealing a selected topic, followed by a period of discussion between the guest and the audience.

  • Main Bibliography:

    Khan, F.A. Biotechnology in Medical Sciences. CRC Press, 2014. ISBN 9781482223675

    Jan Trost Jorgensen, Henrik Winther. Molecular Diagnostics: The Key in Personalized Cancer Medicine. Pan Stanford , 2010. ISBN 9789814241441

    Bushberg, J., Seibert, J. A., Leidholdt Jr, E., & Boone, J. (2002). The essential physics of medical imaging. (A. Snyder & T. DeGeorge, Eds.) (Second edi., pp. 1–956). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

    Webb, A (2003) Introduction to Biomedical Imaging. Wiley

    Cho, Z-H., Jones, J.P. & Singh, M. (1993), Foundations of Medical Imaging . Wiley

    L. Shapiro, G. Stockman, Computer Vision, 2001, Prentice Hall;

    Gonzalez, Woods, Digital Image Processing, Prentice-Hall, 3ª edição, 2008.

    Megh, R. G. Biomechanics of Artificial Organs and Prostheses. Advances in Bioengineering Research and Applications. Apple Academic Press, 2014. ISBN 9781926895840

    R. Kucklick, T.R. The medical device R%D Handbook. 2nd. ed., Academic Press, 2012. ISBN 9781439811894