Medical Equipment (MTE200)

This course introduces different medical equipment used in healthcare for diagnostics and treatment.

Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.


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The course introduces different types of medical equipment used for diagnosis and treatment. Emphasis is placed on the equipment's principled operation and function.

Learning outcome

Course objectives and learning outcomes:

Understand the significance of the bioelectrical signals found throughout the body.

Understand the principle behind and be familiar with the medical equipment for:

  • measuring pressure and flow in circulatory systems
  • spirometry (measurements of the lungs)
  • measuring blood gases and gases in breathing air
  • defibrillators
  • respirators
  • infusion pumps
  • pulse oximeters
  • invasive/non-invasive blood pressure monitors
  • diathermy
  • pacemakers
  • biomedical optics and lasers
  • ultrasound, blood flow measurements and therapeutic use

Understand the principles of clinical imaging techniques:

  • diagnostic ultrasound imaging
  • X-ray planar radiography
  • computed tomography (CT)
  • positron emission tomography (PET)
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Understand the implications of the use of artificial intelligence in medical equipment. 

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended prerequisites

ELE100 Electrical Engineering 1, ELE130 Applied Mathematics and Physics in Programming of Robots


Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours Letter grades No printed or written materials are allowed. Approved basic calculator allowed

Coursework requirements

Compulsory assignments
This course includes 6 theoretical and 4 compulsory lab assignments that must be approved within the specified deadlines to be allowed to sit for the final exam.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Morteza Esmaeili

Study Program Director:

Tormod Drengstig

Method of work

6 hours lectures and 2 hours problem solving per week.

Open for

Medical technology - Bachelor in Engineering

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


The syllabus can be found in Leganto