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764163P Introduction to Biomedical Physics, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 764163P  Validity 01.01.2015 -
Name Introduction to Biomedical Physics  Abbreviation Introduction to 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeBasic Studies Discipline3260 Biophysics 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Physics 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits

Language of instruction 



1st spring

Learning outcomes 

Student can describe and explain some basics and concepts of certain areas of biomedical physics and knows central research targets and methods of biomedical physics.


The course provides an introdution to biomedical physics from the point of views of biosciences and medical physics, and introduces basics of research and recording methods of the field, biophysical models, biosystems analysis, cellular and biomolecular physics, physics of fluids and their flow, and some other special issues. The course includes also a short introduction to some fields of physics that are of particular and occupational interest to medical physicists.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 36 h, self-study 96 h, final exam

Target group 

Mainly students in Physics B.Sc. program.

Also for the other students of the University of Oulu.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

No specific prerequisites.

Recommended optional programme components 

No alternative course units or course units that should be completed simultaneously.

Recommended or required reading 

Lectures and lecture notes

Assessment methods and criteria 



Numerical grading scale 0 – 5, where 0 = fail

Person responsible 

Kyösti Heimonen

Working life cooperation 

No work placement period


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Introduction to Biomedical Physics  Course  Heimonen, Kyösti Ensio  04.01.21 -17.02.21

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