Medical Technology Management (MTE210)

This course provides an overview of laws, regulations, and norms within medical technology management.

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


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Language of instruction

English, Norwegian


Introduction to laws, regulations and norms within medical technology management with a focus on equipment, risk analysis, patient safety, ethics, and responsibilities.

Learning outcome

  • Understand roles and responsibilities within the biomedical engineering department - and how engineers tackle challenges concerning medical equipment, such as hospital duties, risk analysis, and quality assessments.
  • Identify technology risks associated with medical equipment and patient-related safety such as electrical-, radiation-, mechanical safety, patient data management, and cybersecurity.
  • Identify obligations and recommendations related to ethics, responsibilities, and hygiene.
  • Identify regulations related to artificial intelligence (AI)-based medical devices.
  • Gain insights into the safety and management aspects of imaging equipment based on X-rays, radioactive radiation, and non-radiation modalities. This includes imaging modalities such as computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Required prerequisite knowledge



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 2 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

Head of Department:

Tom Ryen

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.


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