Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics
Original title in Czech: Biomedicínské inženýrství a bioinformatika Faculty: FEECAbbreviation: MPC-BTBAcad. year: 2020/2021
Type of study programme: Master's
Study programme code: N0688A060001
Degree awarded: Ing.
Language of instruction: Czech
Accreditation: 23.8.2018 - 22.8.2028
Profile of the programme
Mode of study
Standard study length
Degree Programme Board
Fields of education
Study programme Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics aims to provide both practically oriented graduates and future students of following PhD study programs in the fields of biomedical engineering, medical computer science, bioinformatics, and mathematic biology at leading national universities (VUT, ČVUT, UK, MU). Students gain not only theoretical knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, anatomy, physiology and human pathology, that are needed for understanding of basic biological processes in human body. They will also gain knowledge that is necessary for successful communication with health professionals. Students learn to use medical equipment and biomedical computer science tools including use of program interfaces to these tools. They also gain knowledge of necessary laws and regulations that are applicable to the health sector.
Graduates of the study program Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics are biomedical engineers with technical and natural sciences overview of the field of biomedical engineering, medical informatics and bioinformatics technology. They have the ability to work in a team is very well prepared to language in general and professional, and have potential to learn and develop in line with the development of knowledge in the field of biomedical engineering and bioinformatics. Graduates will be able to work with medical instrumentation, assist in the diagnosis and therapy with special clinical techniques, control instrumentation, detailed analysis of bioinformatic data including genetic, perform statistical analysis of medical data, design, implement and use software to support diagnostics.
Graduates will be able to work in a team of experimental research and development. The application is also available in the development teams of researchers and educational institutions in the development and manufacturing companies in the field of medical technology and information technology, companies engaged in the sale and service of medical equipment or software creation, biological and genetic laboratories.
Graduates will have a good knowledge of mathematics, molecular biology, biostatistics and medical ethics. Be familiar with current trends in health technology and informatics. Will be able to apply national and international norms and standards in the field of medical technology. The general basis of study enables further PhD studies at the University or at another university.
Study plan creation
Courses are evaluated according to ECTS credits. The credit expresses an approximate weekly student's workload for the course. Credits for a given course are obtained after the prescribed completion, i.e. after awarding a credit, classified credit, or by passing an exam under the conditions of the BUT Rules of Study and Examination, the internal standard of the Rules for Organization of Studies at FEEC and the composition and content individually defined in each course.
In a two-year master study, the student must earn at least 120 credits in the specified credit composition:
92 credits in compulsory courses,
18 credits in compulsory elective (PV) courses,
10 credits in elective courses,
Obligatory courses are usually completed by the student in semesters and years as stated in the curriculum. If a student fails to complete a compulsory course in the prescribed manner, he / she must register it again in the following year of his / her studies.
Compulsory elective courses of profiling fundamentals (PVA) are field-oriented professional courses that profile the student into narrower areas of his / her interests.
Other compulsory (PVB) courses are other professional courses included in the offers of the departments of FEEC BUT. Their goal is to extend students' professional knowledge.
The student chooses to select PV courses in individual semesters so that at the end of his / her bachelor's degree he / she has at least the prescribed minimum of credits in each group of PV courses, while not obtaining the minimum number of credits in one group of PV courses cannot be compensated by exceeding the number of credits obtained in another group of PV courses.
Elective courses extend the general knowledge of students. Courses are chosen by the student himself or herself from a full-faculty offer (FEEC departments) or from the other faculties of VUT (so-called free courses) and can pass them in any year or semester of master study. Elective courses include Physical Education. If a student has not successfully completed an elective course, he / she may or may not write another academic year in the next academic year.
Students must obtain the corresponding electrotechnic qualification at the beginning of their study. Students who begin their study in the year 2020/21 and later, have to fulfil one subject in English for successful study graduation, according to the Guideline BUT To education of foreign languages.
Professional experience length
Master's study programme requires professional practice at the length of two weeks (80 hours) in health institutes, companies or enterprises focused on health services, production, operation, research, sales and services of biomedical technology, bioinformatics both home or abroad. The practise is self-organized by the student and it has to be performed outside the regular semester (recommended is the summer period). The practise has to be performed before the end of the regular master's studies.
Availability for the disabled
All lecture rooms at the FEEC BUT allow disabled access; students, however, must meet the medical standards to acquire the necessary electrotechnical qualifications. In laboratory classes and practicals, students are required to independently operate measuring instruments and related equipment without endangering human health or damaging property.
What degree programme types may have preceded
The graduates may continue in a doctoral study programme.
Course structure diagram with ECTS credits
|MPC-BEZ||Safety of Electrical Devices||cs||2||winter||Compulsory||Cr||yes|
|MPC-MIS||Medical Information Systems||cs||5||winter||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||yes|
|MPC-ACS||Advanced Analysis of Biological Signals||cs||5||winter||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||no|
|MPC-PRG||Programming in Bioinformatics||cs||5||winter||Compulsory||Ex||yes|
|MPC-STA||Advanced Methods in Biostatistics||cs||5||winter||Compulsory-optional||Cr,Ex||1||yes|
|MPC-ABS||Analysis of Biological Sequences||cs||6||summer||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||yes|
|MPC-ABO||Analysis of Biomedical Images||cs||6||summer||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||yes|
|MPC-MVP||Methodology of Scientific Work||cs||2||summer||Compulsory||Cr||yes|
|MPC-KOD||Coding in Informatics||cs||5||summer||Compulsory-optional||Cr,Ex||1||yes|
|MPC-MNM||Modern Numerical Methods||cs||5||summer||Compulsory-optional||Cr,Ex||1||yes|
|MPC-MKP||Microprocessor Devices in Biomedicine||cs||4||winter||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||yes|
|MPC-MZT||Microscopic Imaging Technology||cs||5||winter||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||yes|
|MPC-VIZ||Biomedical Data Visualization||cs||6||winter||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||yes|
|MPC-PMB||Advanced methods in Bioinformatics||cs||3||summer||Compulsory-optional||GCr||1||yes|
|MPC-ZBM||Imaging Method Practice in Biomedicine||cs||3||summer||Compulsory-optional||GCr||1||yes|
|MPC-AB2||Advanced Methods in Image Processing||cs||5||summer||Compulsory-optional||Cr,Ex||2||yes|
|MPC-EFE1||English for Life 1||cs||2||winter||Optional||Cr||yes|
|MPC-EFE2||English for Life 2||cs||2||winter||Optional||Cr,Ex||yes|
|XPC-CA1||CISCO Academy 1 - CCNA||cs||3||winter||Optional||Ex||yes|
|MPC-FIT||History and Philosophy of Technology||cs||2||winter||Optional||Cr||yes|
|XPC-IPD||Engineering Pedagogy and Didactics||cs||5||winter||Optional||Ex||yes|
|XPC-KAT||Conversation through Hot Current Issues||cs||3||winter||Optional||Cr,Ex||yes|
|XPC-KPT||Culture of Speech and the Generation of Texts||cs||5||winter||Optional||Cr||yes|
|MPC-MAU||Bookkeeping for Managers||cs||2||winter||Optional||Cr||yes|
|MPC-TAP||Advanced Technical English||cs||2||winter||Optional||Cr,Ex||no|
|MPC-EFE1||English for Life 1||cs||2||summer||Optional||Cr||yes|
|MPC-EFE2||English for Life||cs||2||summer||Optional||Cr,Ex||yes|
|XPC-CA2||CISCO Academy 2 - CCNA||cs||3||summer||Optional||Ex||yes|
|MPC-FIT||History and Philosophy of Technology||cs||2||summer||Optional||Cr||yes|
|XPC-IPD||Engineering Pedagogy and Didactics||cs||5||summer||Optional||Ex||yes|
|XPC-KAT||Conversation through Hot Current Issues||cs||3||summer||Optional||Cr,Ex||yes|
|XPC-KPT||Culture of Speech and the Generation of Texts||cs||5||summer||Optional||Cr||yes|
|MPC-TAP||Advanced Technical English||cs||2||summer||Optional||Cr,Ex||yes|
|MPC-TBI||Technology in Cellular Engineering||cs||5||summer||Optional||Cr,Ex||no|
|All the groups of optional courses|