Practical Course: Biomedical Engineering Basics


The Biomedical Engineering Basics lab is offered by a consortium of chairs from different faculties and is formally organized by the Chair for Medical Information Technology (MedIT). The lab experiments are co-organized by the Chair of Medical Engineering (mediTEC), the Institute of Applied Medical Engineering (AME), the Research Center for Bioelectromagnetic Interaction (femu) and the Institute for Hearing Technology and Acoustics (IHTA).

In a total of eight laboratory classes, different devices and technologies from biomedical engineering are introduced. Topics include e.g. experiments with medical and therapeutic equipments for cardiac and respiratory support (ECG, Pacemakers, Blood Pumps and Artificial Ventilators). Furthermore, the basics for a technical support of our senses (Hearing, Skin and Eyes) are discussed. The mechanical assistance for bones is part of the practical experiments as well.

The participants are grouped. There are 8 obligatory sessions, in which each group works on choice of the following topics:

  • Breathing
  • Narcosis
  • Ear (IHTA)
  • Skin and eye
  • Rhythm of the heart
  • Pacemaker
  • Dialysis
  • Lung
  • Blood pumps
  • Bones

Topics named favorites during the application will be taken into consideration, if possible, when the groups are assigned.

Bachelor students, who want to apply to the practical course of BME, are welcome to send an email to containing the following information: name, matriculation number, semester, favored experiments and indication of when they estimate to graduate.

For further information concerning organization of the practical course, please also send an email to

The practical course will take place both during the winter and the summer term.

The groups are assigned, if possible, according to the favored experiments named in the application and are published in the L2P. There will not be a preliminary discussion. A list of the certificates necessary to pass the practical course are distributed during the first session and the documents necessary for preparation can be downloaded from the L2P.

Attendance is compulsory for all sessions. Students can catch up on missed sessions in the following semester however, an anew application for the practical course is mandatory.