Medical Devices and Imaging (Summer school)

Academic Study Board of the Faculty of Engineering

Teaching language: English
EKA: T920015402
Censorship: Second examiner: Internal
Grading: 7-point grading scale
Offered in: Soenderborg
Offered in: Summer school (spring)
Level: Bachelor

Course ID: T920015401
ECTS value: 5

Date of Approval: 16-12-2022

Duration: Intensive course

Version: Approved - active

Course ID


Course Title

Medical Devices and Imaging (Summer school)

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Responsible study board

Academic Study Board of the Faculty of Engineering

Administrative Unit

Mads Clausen Instituttet

Date of Approval


Course Responsible

Name Email Department
Christina Skytte Møller TEK Uddannelseskoordinering og -support
Jakob Kjelstrup-Hansen SDU NanoSyd


Name Email Department City
Jacek Fiutowski SDU NanoSyd
Roana de Oliveira Hansen SDU NanoSyd

Programme Secretary

Name Email Department City
Anja Maurer Studieservice Sønderborg/Flensborg

Offered in




Offered in

Summer school (spring)


Intensive course

Mandatory prerequisites

Two years of studies at university level (equivalent to 120 ECTS) within a relevant field of study, before the summer school starts.

Recommended prerequisites

The course is intended for students with an educational background in electrical engineering, electronics, mechatronics, mechanical engineering, applied physics, material science or similar.

Overall learning objectives

The main objective is to learn the principles and applications of various medical device types and imaging techniques. This includes the design, modelling, fabrication and characterization of microfluidic chips, the development of optical analysis systems, as well as different imaging techniques with applications within the medical field. 

Learning objectives - Knowledge

The students should have
-An understanding of the basic physics of fluids
-An understanding how to run a simulation and apply results in practice
-An understanding of proper microfluidic chip layout, fabrication processes and functions
-An understanding basics of 3D scanning and 3D model metrology 
-An understanding of the most common optical and non-optical imaging techniques for medical applications
-An understanding of spectroscopy techniques and instrumentation and awareness of the challenges in optical analysis of biological tissue
-An understanding the principles of magnetic particle imaging

Learning objectives - Skills

The students should have the
-Ability to design, manufacture and test microfluidic chips
-Ability to analyse and interpret simulation output
-Ability to select a suitable imaging technique for a given application
-Ability to perform spectroscopy measurements
-Ability to develop and implement machine learning in spectroscopic applications

Learning objectives - Competences

-The students can manage their own activities related to the different phases of a typical development project. They are independently able to define and analyse problems within the area of microfluidics
-The student can simulate, design and fabricate microfluidic chips.


  • Theory
  • Simulations
  • Protype design, realization and testing
  • Spectroscopic techniques for fluids
Medical devices
  • Optical blood analysis
    - Spectroscopic techniques and instrumentations
    - Data analysis incl. machine learning approaches
Imaging techniques for medical applications
  • Optical and non-optical methods
  • Magnetic particle imaging

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Teaching Method

Lectures and laboratory exercises. This includes assignments that will form the basis for the oral exam. 

Time of classes 
Two weeks in August 

Number of lessons

hours per week

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Examination regulations




Examination is held

At the end of the course








The examination is based on an overall assessment of:
  • Attendance (80 %)
  • Oral exam based on portfolio of assignments

Form of examination

Oral examination


Second examiner: Internal


7-point grading scale


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Additional exam information

The form of examination in the re-examination is the same as in the ordinary examination except the requirement of 80% attendance which is removed. 

Additional information

Enrollment is limited to 20 students. If more applicants than places, applicants who meet the mandatory requirements are prioritised according to the below selection criteria:

1.Undergraduate and graduate students from partner universities (exchange); international undergraduate and graduate guest students (fee-paying); undergraduate and graduate students from other Danish universities. 
2.Ph.D students from partner universities and other international Ph.D. students; other applicants. 

Students are prioritized on a first come, first served basis, i.e. according to the time we receive your complete application. 

In case a course is filled up, we try to offer you an alternative course from your list of priorities. All final decisions about admission will be sent out continually.  

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