Biomedical signals and information


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The course “Scientific methods and communication”, running in parallel with the project at the latest.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

To learn to use scientific methods to carry out a project related to acquisition, processing, analysis or modeling and interpretation of physiologic / clinical information or signals.

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module:

  • Have knowledge of at least one of the areas: Signal processing, Pattern recognition and decision support, Clinical information systems, Sensory-motor control
  • Understand the biological source of the relevant signal or information
  • Know methods to acquire and to analyse or model the relevant signal or information,
  • Understand the scientific communication processes related to conference presentations and related to publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Know how to organise a scientific publication


  • Are able to apply scientific methods in the chosen area of knowledge
  • Are able to reflect on those methods
  • Are able to interpret signals and information in terms of clinical relevance
  • Are able to plan and to carry out a (minor) research study
  • Can explain the process of and criteria for peer reviewed scientific communications
  • Can write an abstract for a scientific meeting 
  • Can prepare an oral presentation for a scientific meeting


  • can set up a plan for getting an overview of existing knowledge within a scientific/technical topic 
  • are able to judge and prioritize the validity of various sources of scientific information

Type of instruction

Project work

  1. A document in the form of a “camera ready” scientific manuscript (“journal paper”, with a length of maximum 10 pages), which communicates the main aspects of the project
  2. Edited work sheets
  3. Oral presentation



Name of examBiomedical signals and information
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Please contact the   programme student counsellors if you consider applying to the education and you have questions.

Please consult the Moodle page for your semester and contact the semester coordinator if you have academic questions, or the study secretary if you have administrative questions.

All other enquiries may be directed to Malene Møller Knudsen, secretary of the Study Board.

Facts about the module

Danish titleMedicotekniske signaler og information
Module codeSTIST11K1_1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Biomedical Engineering and Informatics)
Study BoardStudy Board of Sports Science and Public Health
DepartmentDepartment of Health Science and Technology
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine