Course content

This course focuses on electrical medical equipment used for the treatment of patients; everything from examinations by the general practitioner to advanced hospital treatment. The aim is to understand the fundamental principles for measurement techniques, imaging methods, treatment, and analysis of the most common types of electrical medical equipment used today, and to understand the context in which these are used. An essential part of the course is to describe the medical and physiological need for the equipment, and how these interact.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, you:

  • have knowledge of fundamental medical issues and terminology.
  • have knowledge of how different types of electrical medical equipment work, advantages, and disadvantages of different methods, as well as sources of error and risks linked to the various methods.
  • master the principles for different types of electrical medical equipment, you are capable of discussing this with medical staff, and you are also able to analyze the effect of different methods, danger potential, possibilities, and potential developments.
  • are able to explain the physical and medical principles of biomedical instrumentation.

Admission to the course

Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.

Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.

Overlapping courses


The course extends over a full semester with 4 hours of lectures per week.


  • Written midterm exam, which counts 40 % towards the final grade.
  • Final oral or written exam, which counts 60 % towards the final grade.

The written midterm exam must be passed before you can sit the final exam. The form of the exam is decided by the number of students signed up for the course.

It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: FYS9250 – Biomedical Instrumentation

Examination support material

All written examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English. You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) July 6, 2022 3:12:45 PM

Facts about this course


If the course is offered, a minimum of four students is required for ordinary lectures to take place. If less than four students participate, an exam will be given, but one should not expect ordinary teaching.

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)