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The Program at a Glance
Who: Two Universities,one Research Center and one Medical Center  
Where: Heraklion and Chania,Crete  
When: Applications start on April 2021 and lectures to start September 2021 
Duration/Credits: 15 Months (90 ECTS) or 24 Months (120 ECTS)  

Our MSc Biomedical Engineering program is organized into five trimesters each lasting 8 weeks (lectures plus exams). The first trimester offers introductory courses with the purpose of homogenizing (up to certain point) the different educational backgrounds of the attending students.

Each of the second, third and fourth trimester deals with one of the three major sectors of the program. The fifth trimester is devoted to the first level thesis and to business and innovation management seminars and projects.

The minimum total duration of the degree is 15 months (90 ECTS), which may be extended to 24 months for conducting a research grade thesis. In that case the degree credits increase to 120. The structure of our program's curriculum is summarized in the following table and the detailed syllabus is given further below.  

COURSE ID

COURSE TITLE

ECTS

 

1st TRIMESTER  20/9-20/11 Introductory Module

15

ΒΜΕ 1

Cell biology and Physiology

2

ΒΜΕ 2

SW and HW tools for Rapid Prototyping of Medical Devices

5

ΒΜΕ 3

Measurement and Analysis of Bio-signals

2

ΒΜΕ 4

Biofluid Mechanics and Cardiovascular Technology

3

ΒΜΕ 5

Laser Physics and Medical Lasers

3

   
 

2nd TRIMESTER 26/11-12/2 Biofabrication, Molecular Diagnostics and Therapy Module

15

ΒΜΕ 6

Biomaterials and Biofabrication

3

ΒΜΕ 7

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

3

ΒΜΕ 8

Drug Development and Pharmaceutical Technology

3

ΒΜΕ 9

Biosensors and Lab on-a-chip

3

BME 10

Molecular Diagnostics and Precision Medicine

3

   
 

3rd TRIMESTER 26/2-16/4 Bio-Medical Imaging Module

15

ΒΜΕ 11

γ-, X-ray, MRI and Ultrasound Imaging

3

ΒΜΕ 12

Physics and Engineering of Medical Imaging Sensors

3

ΒΜΕ 13

Bio-spectroscopy and Hyperspectral Imaging

3

ΒΜΕ 14

Advanced Microscopy

3

ΒΜΕ 15

Medical Image Analysis

3

   
 

4th TRIMESTER 1/5-20/6 Medical Information Systems Module

15

ΒΜΕ 16

Artificial Intelligence and Medical Decision Support Systems

3

ΒΜΕ 17

Bio-Informatics

3

ΒΜΕ 18

Medical Informatics and e-health

3

ΒΜΕ 19

Medical Robotics and VR

3

ΒΜΕ 20

Big Data Analytics in Medicine and Healthcare

3

   
 

5th TRIMESTER  20/9-20/11  Medical Product and Business Development Module

15

ΒΜΕ 22

Seminars and Projects on

·Regulatory Systems

·Patent Drafting and IPR Management

·Design and Execution of Clinical Trials

·Ethics in Science and Medicine

·Entrepreneurship

 
   
  

ECTS of Courses :75

 

Theses Module

 

BME_AT

Application Grade Thesis 1/7-20/11 (compulsory)

15

  

Graduation with

90 ECTS

BME_RST

Research Grade & Specialization Thesis 30/11-30/6 (optional)

30

  

Graduation with

120 ECTS

 

1st Trimester Syllabus

ΒΜΕ1 Cell biology and Physiology 

Anastasios(Tassos)Pavlopoulos, Elena Kranioti , Antonis Makrigiannakis

Evolution of life on earth for 3.5 billion years in a nutshell, Organization of genomic information, Methods in Molecular Biology, Flow of genomic information: DNA replication, Flow of genomic information: Transcription of DNA into RNA, Flow of genomic information: Translation of RNA into protein, Fundamentals of microscopy and cellular organization, Structure and function of eukaryotic cellular components, Epithelial organization, Methods in Developmental Biology, Principles of Animal Development, Applications of Developmental Biology in Biomedical Engineering, introduction to bone and tissue histology: major tissue classes and body systems, an overview of functional musculoskeletal and topographic anatomy

BME 2 Software and Hardware tools for rapid prototyping of medical devices

George Deligiorgis, Alexandros Pantazis, Vasilis Samoladas

Introduction(System Input (sense), Decision (logic), System action (actuators)), Sensors (Accuracy, error, precision, Analogue, digital, Pressure, Temperature, Light, Gyro, Accelerometers, Biosensors, wearables e.t.c), Taking action (ON/OFF, Output analog signals, Control position, rotation) Decision making and logic (no Logic, Microcontrollers, Computers), Writing software (read, compute, decide, programming languages, Prototyping mechanical parts (additive manufacturing (3D printing), molding Subtractive manufacturing (Lathe, CNC), Modeling (COMSOL, Matlab), hands-on projects  

BME 3 Measurement and analysis of bio signals

Panagiotis Tsakalides, George Matsopoulos, George Karystinos, George Tzagkarakis

Essential mathematics, continuous and Discrete Signal and Systems: Periodic, aperiodic and impulse signals; Sampling theorem; Laplace, Fourier and z-transforms; transfer function, convolution, correlation. Noise detection and removal, segmentation, feature extraction for clinical diagnosis and classification. Origin, nature, and types of Bio signals, bio signals generated from brain and nervous system (e.g. EEG/MEG, ECG, EMG, MRI/fMRI, fNIRS), Sensors and equipment used to measure bio signals. Principles of sensing physiological parameters, types of transducers and their characteristics, Electrodes for bioelectric signals, Bioelectric signals and their characteristics. Biopotential Amplifiers Clinical Examples 

BME4 Biofluid Mechanics and Cardiovascular Technology

Yannis Papaharilaou, Dimitris Vlassopoulos, Georgios Georgiou, Nikos Stergiopoulos

Principals of Fluid and Solid Mechanics (Fluid Properties, Hydrostatics, Conservation Laws, Dimensional Analysis and Scaling, Flow in a Straight Tube, Special topics:  Deformation and stress strain relationships, Boundary Layers, Mechanics of Materials, Thin and Thick - Walled Cylindrical Vessels, Viscoelasticity), Cardiovascular Structure and Function  (Anatomy of the vasculature, the Heart, Systemic Circulation, Microcirculation, Vascular Disease),Blood Rheology (Blood Composition, Viscous Properties of Whole Blood and Plasma, Non-Newtonian Rheology of Blood), Blood Vessel Mechanics (Structural properties of the Vascular Wall and Elasticity, Stress and Strain of Blood Vessels, Residual Stress),Steady Unidirectional Flow (Bernoulli Equation, Rigid Tube Flow, Entrance Length). Time Varying Flow (Womersley solution, Windkessel model, Waves in Arteries, Hemodynamics and Atherosclerosis, Hemodynamics in Stenoses and Aneurysms), Special topics:Applications ofCardioVascular Technology in Arterial Disease and Computational Methods in Biofluid Mechanics

BME 5 Laser Physics and Medical Lasers

Dimitris Papazoglou,Wolf von Klitzing

Fundamentals (Electromagnetic radiation, Power, Intensity, Polarization, Interference, Diffraction), Optical Systems (Introduction to Geometrical Optics, From lenses and mirrors to simple optical systems, Complex optical systems and ABCD matrix theory, Introduction to optical aberrations) Physics of Light matter interaction (Electronic states, Jablonski diagram, Radiative and non-radiative transitions, Fluorescence, phosphorescence, Absorption, single vs multi-photon), LASERs(Light Amplification by Stimulated emission of Radiation, Laser Cavity, Laser Types - Medical lasers),LASER tissue interaction (