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Biomedical Engineering

Branch of knowledge: Engineering and architecture
Center in charge: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Telecomunicación
Campus:
  Alcorcón
Method of teaching: Inglés
Credits: 240. Credits/year: 60. Duration: 4 years. Implantation: progressive, first course 2017-2018
Calendario académico    Schedule   Exam    Faculty
Coordinator: Profa. Dra. Dña. Cristina Soguero Ruíz    Integral Tutors    

Atención al estudiante: 91 488 93 93.     Ayuda     Buzón de sugerencias y quejas

Basic Information

What will I learn by studying this degree?

Biomedical Engineering consists of solving problems and projects in medicine and biology, often using Information and Communication Technologies. It covers advanced analysis of data, signals, and medical images, as well as programming languages and computer architectures, including the communications required in hospital information systems or Big Data.

Where will I be qualified to work upon graduation?

In our country there are a growing number of companies in the electromedicine and eHealth sectors, which need professionals capable of working in multidisciplinary biomedicine and engineering environments.

Is this degree official in accordance with the regulations of the European Higher Education Area?

Yes (the final verification report is attached). The implementation of the degree will be carried out progressively, beginning in the first year of the degree in the academic year 2017-18.

Final verification report by ANECA

Report favorable first modification

What topics will be covered in this Degree?

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Objectives

Biomedical Engineering (BI) consists of applying the principles and methods of engineering to the understanding, definition, and resolution of problems in biology and medicine. In this setting, the objective of the program is to promote the advanced and multidisciplinary training in professionals in the analysis and processing of data, signals and medical images for the creation of support systems for diagnosis and decision making in the clinical practice. This program is developed in a highly multidisciplinary environment, combining:

  • The teaching and research experience. together with resources that the Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC) has in virtue of its wide educational offer in degrees and postgraduates in the framework of the health sciences and engineering.
  • The clinical, professional and research experience in the biomedical field, provided by the University Hospital Foundation of Alcorcón, the University Hospital of Móstoles, and the University Hospital of Fuenlabrada.
  • The potential of the growing number of companies in the electromedicine and eHealth area, in our community and in our country. These companies are currently at a turning point towards competitiveness through the recruitment of multidisciplinary graduates, specifically prepared for the current environment and the expected growth in coming years.

The general objectives of the program have been designed in accordance with the guidelines of the General Directorate of Universities regarding the normative framework of Royal Decree 1393/2007.

Skills

General

  • CG1 - To analyze and synthesize problems related to biomedical engineering, to solve them, and to communicate them efficiently.
  • CG2 - To use computational and experimental tools for the analysis and quantification of biomedical engineering problems.
  • CG3 - To write, represent and interpret technical and biomedical legal documentation in the field of bioengineering.
  • CG4 - To know and apply the procedures and techniques of biomedical engineering project planning, as well as to analyze the risks implicit in the execution of such projects.
  • CG5 - To know the rules, regulations, and current legislation, and to apply them in biomedical engineering projects.
  • CG6 - To know the concept of company, its institutional and legal framework as well as the foundations of the organization and management of companies in biomedical engineering.
  • CG7 - To work in a multidisciplinary group of engineers and biomedical proffesionals.

Specific

  • CE1 - To understand and acquire the principles of biophysics, anatomy, physiology or pathophysiology, which are necessary to identify those processing technologies that are best suited to a given problem in biomedical engineering.
  • CE2 - To perform statistical analysis for the study, analysis, and control of experiments and medical data.
  • CE3 - To use state-of-the-art techniques in univariate and multivariate statistics, and to rigorously propose new analyzes on biomedical problems that are not accessible by standard methods of information analysis.
  • CE4 - To solve the mathematical problems that can be posed in biomedical engineering, by applying knowledge about optimization.
  • CE5 - To understand, use and design support systems for the management of biomedical information and medical decision making.
  • CE6 - To know, to use and to design systems for the analysis of large biomedical datasets, from the extraction until its visualization.
  • CE7 - To know and understand the principles of biomedical signals and systems in discrete time.
  • CE8  -To know and understand the principles of the analysis and treatment of biomedical images.
  • CE9 - To use state-of-the-art methods in digital signal processing, especially medical signals, and to perform the mathematical and statistical calculations required to propose and perform the required modifications in signal processing.
  • CE10 - To use the state of the art methods in digital image processing, especially medical images, and to perform the mathematical and statistical calculations necessary to propose and make the necessary modifications in the image processing.
  • CE11 - To identify, use and adapt telecommunication technologies that offer rational solutions to biomedical engineering problems.
  • CE12 - To analyze and control continuous and discrete dynamic time biomedical systems, either linear or nonlinear.
  • CE13 - To construct, exploit and manage telecommunication services and applications in biomedical engineering, these being understood as systems for capturing, coding, transport, representation, processing, storage, reproduction, management and presentation of multimedia information.
  • CE14 - To solve mathematical engineering problems using knowledge about linear algebra, differential calculus, integral calculus, and differential equations and partial derivatives.
  • CE15 - To solve physical problems of biomedical engineering using knowledge on: kinematics, dynamics, electromagnetism, waves, fluids, bioelectricity and biomechanics.
  • CE16 - To understand the basic concepts of linear systems and related functions and transforms, theory of electrical circuits, electronic circuits, the physical principle of semiconductors and logical families, electronic devices, and their application for solving problems specific to biomedical engineering.
  • CE17 - To design instruments for medical applications.
  • CE18 - To use sensors, conditioners and biomedical signal acquisition systems for the evaluation and design of devices and biomedical systems.
  • CE19 - To use the fundamentals of programming for the development of computer programs in modern programming languages, as well as understand and use different operating systems, databases and hospital information systems. Apply them in networks, systems and telematic services for hospital management.
  • CE20 - To use and design information and communications systems in health and biomedicine.
  • CE21 - To extract biomedical data from your environment, including knowledge of medical consultation systems, and standards for medical equipment storage.
  • CE22 - To know the concept of company, the institutional and legal framework of the company, the principles of organization and management of companies, and its contextualized in the field of biomedical engineering.
  • CE23 - To know the concepts of macroeconomics, microeconomics, financial mathematics and capital markets, particularly those in the biomedical engineering sector.
  • CE24 - To know and apply basic elements of economics and human resources management, organization and planning of projects, as well as legislation, regulation and standardization in the health sector.
  • CE25 - To understand and implement sanitary projects and optimally use the results to review productive processes.
  • CE26 - To apply entrepreneurial skills with a view to the creation and management of biotechnology-based companies and the transfer of knowledge in the field of bioengineering.
  • CE27 - To communicate effectively in the professional environment of biomedical engineering.
  • CE28 - To understand the electrical and magnetic phenomena at the cellular level, to analyze the physical basis of the interaction of the radiations on the organism and its applications in biomedicine, to understand the concepts of continuous mechanics and mechanics of fluids and their applications in biomedicine
  • CE29 - To understand the principles of functioning of an organism from the cellular level, through the level of tissues to the level of biological system.
  • CE30 - To understand the functioning of the molecular bases of genetics and proteins, the concepts of microbiology, pharmacology and proteomics and their applications in biomedicine
  • CE31 - To use computational tools for analysis of DNA and RNA sequencing, and microRNA and protein analysis.
  • CE32 - To understand the fundamental concepts of molecular biology involved in the structure, organization and transmission of genes in living organisms, and the bases of epigenetics and metagenetics
  • CE33 - To understand the biological response to the use of materials and their application in biomedicine.
  • CE34 - To analyze and understand the operation of electrical installations, heating, fluids, access, safety and environmental management of a hospital and their impact on systems and services by the biomedical engineer.
  • CE35 - To use basic concepts of biotechnology applied to pharmacology and medicine.

Minimum requirements for stay

  • For full-time students doing an undergraduate degree, the maximum period of time allowed to complete the degree is eight years. Part-time students can request an extension of up to two years from the Rector.
  • In the degrees that have more than to 240 credits (4 years), the maximum stated in the previous section will be increased by one year for each 60 ECTS that are added to the 240 ECTS.
  • Students have to pass a minimum of two subjects in the first year. Students who are studying part-time have to pass at least one subject in the first academic year.
  • Students who are studying an official degree at Rey Juan Carlos University have a maximum of four enrollments in  each one of the subjects in the study program, without counting previous cancellations of said subjects. 

For further information see: Normativa de permanencia

Minimum number of ECTS credits per type of registration and academic year

Full time students:

COURSE MÍNIMUM  MÁXIMUM 
1º Course 48 ECTS 78 ECTS
Other courses 48 ECTS 78 ECTS

Part time students:

COURSE MÍNIMUM  MÁXIMUM 
1º Course 24 ECTS 47 ECTS
Other courses 24 ECTS 47 ECTS

Access and Enrolment

Access

Access to official degrees requires holding a high school diploma or equivalent and passing the exam referred to in Article 42 of the Organic Law 6/2001 of Universities, modified in the Law 4/2007 (12 April), taking into account other mechanisms of access foreseen in existing regulations.
The maximum number of 1st year students accepted in the academic is:

 Alcorcón Campus 60 places

 

Enrolment

Enrolment in the Rey Juan Carlos University is on-line, using the computers on campus or any computer with web access. Dates and deadlines can be consulted in enrolment, as well as the requirements and necessary documents.  If any doubts arise, ask at the Student Telephone Assistance Centre (C.A.T.A.).

Teaching Itinerary

VIEW CURRENT TEACHING GUIDES

COURSE 1º

SEMESTER

SUBJECT

CHARACTER

CREDITS

1

Pshysics

FB

6

1

Human Morphology

OB

6

1

Humanities: History of Biomedical Engineering

FB

6

1

Programming Fundamentals

FB

6

1

Calculus

FB

6

1 Algebra FB 6

2

Mathematical Methods of Bioengineering

FB

6

2

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

OB

6

2 Health Economics FB 6

2

Programming in Network Environments

OB

6

TOTAL CREDITS: 60

 

COURSE 2º

SEMESTER

SUBJECT

CHARACTER

CREDITS

1

Probability and statistics

OB

6

1

Linear Systems and Circuit Applications

OB

6

1

Human Physiology

OB

6

1

Computer Networks

OB

6

2

Analog and Digital Electronics

OB

6

2

Discrete Time Systems

OB

6

2

Biophysics

FB

6

2

Medical and Surgical Pathology I

OB

6

2 Deontology, Health Legislation and Bioethics FB 6

Annual

Modern Language

FB

6

TOTAL CREDITS: 60

 

COURSE 3º

SEMESTER

SUBJECT

CHARACTER

CREDITS

1

Optimization

OB

3

1

Biomedical Equipment

OB

6

1

Medical and Surgical Pathology II

OB

3

1

Biological Dynamic Systems Analysis

OB

6

1

Biomedical Information Transmission and Coding Systems

OB

6

1

Pharmacology

OB

3

1

Databases

OB

3

2

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Biomedical Engineering

OB

3

2

Inference

OB

3

2

Hospital Engineering

OB

6

2

Physiological Signals Processing

OB

6

2

Digital Systems and Microprocessors

OB

3

2

Health Information Systems

OB

6

2

Laboratory of Systems for Diagnosis and Treatment at Distance

OB

3

TOTAL CREDITS: 60

 

COURSE 4º

SEMESTER

SUBJECT

CHARACTER

CREDITS

1

Artificial Intelligence and Learning

OB

3

1

External Practices 1 (Hospitals and Health)

PE

9

1

Academic Credits Recognition

RAC

6

1

Epidemiology and Health Technology Assessment

OB

3

1

Medical Image Analysis

OB

6

1

Bioinformatics and Biotechnology

OB

3

1

Biomechanics

OB

3

1

Biomaterials

OB

3

2

Massive Data Processing

OB

3

2

External Practices 2 (Biomedical Technology Transfer)

PE

9

Annual

End of Grade Work

TFG

12

TOTAL CREDITS: 60

 

 

Internship Placement

The subject Internships is a curricular subject whose fundamental objective is to encourage the comprehensive training of the student through the practical application of the knowledge acquired in the degree, which facilitates direct contact with the professional activity and offers the opportunity for students to incorporate themselves in the professional world with a minimum level of experience.  All the internships are designed so that students who participate in them acquire professional experience in real situations and conditions, applying the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are acquired in the educational process during the degree. These internships are an important opportunity for the personal and professional development of the students.

The internships are activities that the student undertakes in companies, institutions, and organizations; that is, in centers external to the university, and that have as their objective to enrich and complement their university studies, while also offering deeper knowledge related to the skills that will be needed once they graduate. 

The Internship subject has two phases:

  • First, doing the internship, which offers professional experience related to the profile of the graduate and that are shown in the Verification Report of the degree
  • Second, preparation of the report.

Documentación:

Proyecto Formativo de la Titulación

Manual de Evaluación Prácticas Externas

Procedimiento

Para más información: Unidad de Prácticas Externas

Movility Programmes

ERASMUS

The Erasmus Program offers URJC undergraduate and graduate students the possibility of taking courses for one or more semesters at one of the European universities where URJC has agreements.

These exchanges traditionally involve financial assistance thanks to the Erasmus grants that the EU and the Spanish Education Ministry provide.


 MUNDE

The Munde Program manages mobility with universities that are not included in the Erasmus Program.

The possibility of obtaining a grant or financial assistance and the quantity depend, in each case, on the agreements with the universities, the countries, or the entities that subscribe to said agreements. 


For more information:

Movilidad URJC


SICUE

SICUE es un programa de movilidad nacional para estudiantes universitarios de GRADOS que permite realizar parte  de sus estudios en otra universidad española con garantías de reconocimiento académico, aprovechamiento y adecuación a su perfil curricular.

Movilidad SICUE

Student Support Programmes

Orientación a futuros estudiantes. La Universidad ofrece diversos programas de orientación a futuros estudiantes: realizamos visitas a institutos y centros de secundaria, organizamos visitas guiadas a los Campus, tenemos presencia en Aula y, a principio de cada curso, llevamos a cabo las jornadas de acogida para orientar a los nuevos alumnos.

Tutorías académicas. Cada profesor realiza, dentro de su planificación docente, tutorías académicas sobre su asignatura.

Programa de Tutorías integrales. Este  programa pretende la mejora del proceso de aprendizaje de los estudiantes, ayudándolos en una correcta planificación del esfuerzo para obtener los mejores resultados académicos.

tutorias.integrales@urjc.es

Coordinador/-a de la titulación. Trabaja para favorecer la coherencia y equilibrio entre las asignaturas y las cargas de trabajo de los/-as estudiantes.

Programa de Mentoring. La URJC cuenta con este programa, de tutorías entre iguales, en el que los/-as estudiantes de los últimos cursos actúan como mentores con los/-as alumnos/-as de primer curso.

Estudiantes con discapacidad. La Oficina de Apoyo a Personas con Discapacidad ofrece orientación y ayuda a los/-as estudiantes con necesidades especiales.

Becas y ayudas. La Universidad Rey Juan Carlos gestiona las principales becas y ayudas anuales, tanto propias como de otros organismos oficiales: Ministerios, Comunidad de Madrid, Organismos Internacionales y otras entidades. También, publica y difunde aquellas becas y ayudas de interés para sus estudiantes y egresados.  A lo largo del curso, los estudiantes reciben por los diferentes canales de comunicación establecidos, información sobre las mismas.

Programa de inserción laboral. La Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, a través de la Unidad de Prácticas Externas y de  la Oficina de Egresados, organiza jornadas, talleres y diversas actuaciones dirigidas a apoyar y orientar al estudiante en la búsqueda de empleo, para mejorar su empleabilidad y favorecer la inserción laboral. La Universidad cuenta con una Bolsa de Empleo -una plataforma a disposición de las empresas  y los egresados- donde las instituciones pueden realizar sus procesos de selección.

Quality Guarantee

Link RUCT

Link BOCM

Composition of the commission

Composition of the commission

Report on Results

Once the follow-up on the Degree is carried out, the quantitative information concerning the results of the follow-up for each academic year is shown.

General information Collection Plan

Within the Quality Guarantee System at Rey Juan Carlos University, the following surveys are planned:

- New students

- Teacher assessment

- Student satisfaction

- Satisfaction of graduates

Labor insertion

- Causes of abandonment

- Career path:

  • Second year after graduating
  • Third year after graduating
  • Fourth year after graduating

- Degree of satisfaction:

  • Faculty with campus and university
  • Teaching staff with degree
  • Of the evaluators
  • Incoming student mobility program
  • Outbound student mobility program
  • Administration and services staff with university

- External practices:

  • Student satisfaction
  • External tutor satisfaction
  • Satisfaction of evaluators

Survey results:

Steps toward Improvement

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Accreditation renewal

Accreditation renewal supposes the culmination of the implementation of the official undergraduate and Master’s degrees registered in the University, Center, and Degree Register. The accreditation renewal of official undergraduate and Master’s degrees is organized in three phases: self-assessment report, external visit, and final assessment.

In the first phase, the university describes and assesses the situation of the degree with respect to the established criteria and guidelines. The result is the Self-Assessment report that is presented. The second and third phases are carried out by a group of assessors who are external to the degree in question

  • Self- assessment
  • Open Hearing form
  • Renewal Final Report of accreditation
  • Improvement Plan

Recognition of quality

The Virtual Campus at URJC has the international  certification “UNIQUe” for quality in e-learning. UNIQUe is the most demanding seal of quality for the use of ICT in higher education.

In the framework of the celebration of the INNOVATION FORUM 2011 in the Portuguese town of Oeiras, the Foundation for the Quality of e-Learning gave three UNIQUe quality certifications to universities in Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Spain, and Rey Juan Carlos University was one of those chosen.

UNIQUe is the first certification of quality in all of Europe, created to offer support to universities in order to achieve excellence in the use of ICT for innovation in learning. The certification provides points of reference for the field of higher education in order to increase the speed of implementation of the Bologna reforms in the field of technology. It is centered on innovation with the aim of improving learning. At the same time, the UNIQUe seal facilitates the incorporation of the existing good practices and the valid strategies for quality, presenting a wide institutional focus that goes beyond e-learning in order to validate the efforts of the universities with regard to innovation.

This process of quality certification is based on the broad participation of the interested parties with the aim of involving the entire community of higher education, including the government, students and professors, as well as the administration and management of universities.