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521273S Biosignal Processing I, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 521273S  Validity 01.08.2005 -
Name Biosignal Processing I  Abbreviation Biosignal Proce 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline4307 Information Engineering 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Computer Science and Engineering DP 

Tapio Seppänen 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 50 hours of work

Language of instruction 

English. Examination can be taken in English or Finnish.


The course unit is held in the autumn semester, during period 2. It is recommended to complete the course at the end of studies.

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, student

1. knows special characteristics of the biosignals and typical signal processing methods

2. can solve small-scale problems related to biosignal analysis

3. implement small-scale software for signal processing algorithms


Biomedical signals. Digital filtering. Analysis in time-domain and frequency domain. Nonstationarity. Event detection. Signal characterization.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching and guided laboratory work.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 10h, Laboratory work 20h, Self-study 20h, written examination.

Target group 

Students interested in biomedical engineering, at their master’s level studies.

Students of the University of Oulu.


Prerequisites and co-requisites 

The mathematic studies of the candidate degree program of computer science and engineering, or equivalent. Programming skills, especially basics of the Matlab. Basic knowledge of digital signal processing.

Recommended optional programme components 

The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.

Recommended or required reading 

The course is based on selected chapters of the book "Biomedical Signal Analysis", R.M Rangayyan, 2nd edition (2015). + Lecture slides + Task assignment specific material.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Laboratory work is supervised by assistants who also check that the task assignments are completed properly. All task assignments are compulsory. The course ends with a written exam.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


The course unit utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Tapio Seppänen

Working life cooperation 


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registration period has not begun Biosignal Processing I  Course  Tapio Seppänen  30.10.18 -07.12.18

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