2017-2018 / GBIO0029-1



30h Th, 15h Pr, 20h Labo., 20h Proj.

Number of credits

 Master in biomedical engineering (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in electrical engineering (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Michael Kraft

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

"Introduction to Bioelectronics" is devoted to the application of electronic principles to biology and medicine. It focuses on the study of the role of intermolecular electron transfers in physiological processes, biosensing principles for a variety of biological markers, interface electronics for biosensors and microfluidic principles, their fabrication processes and applications. In particular, enzymatic and impedance spectroscopy sensing techniques will be explained. Additionally, physical sensors with relevance to medical and biological applications will be discussed.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

After attending the course students will be familiar with:
- the basic bioelectrochemical principles and concepts of cells, proteins, fatty acids, DNA/RAN
- the principles of biophysics relevant to biomedicals
- electronic spectroscopic techniques
- electrochemical principles and electrode reactions
- biosensors principles of operation and electrochemical sensors
- biosensor intrumentation 
- intelligent implants

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

- 12 face to face double lectures
- 8 tutorials
- one assignement about biosensors
- one practical project to design and practically implement an ECG sesnor

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

- face to face
- independent lab working

Recommended or required readings

"Introductory Bioelectronics" Pethig and Smith, Wiley, 2013

Assessment methods and criteria

- oral exam (50%)
- written assignment (20%)
- group project report and presentation (30%)

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks


M. Kraft phone: 04 366 2616 m.kraft@ulg.ac.be