The core courses will be arranged in the key topics of biomechanical engineering as 4-5 days intensive courses. The core courses will be organized periodically during the first 2-3 years. Internationally recognized experts will be invited as guest lecturers. The core will include the following courses: e.g. Biomedical Signal Analysis, Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing, Nonlinear Systems Analysis, Computational Methods in Biomedicine, Biomechanics, and Multimodal neuroimaging.
A variety of specialized courses (4-5 per year, 1-5 ECTS each) will be organized in different subtopics in biomechanical engineering and medical physics. The aim is to obtain deep understanding on the sub-area related to own research focus, or to broaden the knowledge of those working in other sub-areas. Internationally high-ranking lecturers will be invited, to promote active participation in scientific discussions with world-class experts. Specialization courses will include: e.g. Biomedical Optics, Diffuse Optical Imaging, Modern Methods in Biophysics, Modelling of Cardiac Electric Fields, Non-Invasive Brain Research, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Biomechanical Modelling of Body Movement, Biomechanical Modelling of Bone and Cartilage, Advanced Medical Healthcare Based on ICT, Tissue biomechanics, Functional brain connectivity. In addition, a broad range of specialized courses are also covered at the host, e.g., in the framework of the International doctoral programme in Medical Physics and Engineering at the University of Eastern Finland.
BioMEP will organize courses for the doctoral students in complementary and transferable skills such as: Entrepreneurship, Research ethics, and Intellectual property rights, Grant writing, Project management, Commercial exploitation of results and Job applications and career development in academia, science and business. The aim is to prepare the doctoral students for their future employment. This complementary training will be covered by lectures and workshops at the annual seminars supplemented by the local doctoral training programmes (e.g. University of Eastern Finland Graduate School). Complementary training at the annual seminar will be given by specialists from the academic and private sector partners (supervisors, research and business group leaders from the industrial partners (e.g. General Electric Healthcare, Planmeca, Elekta, Bindex).
E-learning through the EVICAB platform has been previously implemented for the former doctoral programme and will be used also in BioMEP. Selected courses are video recorded and included in the EVICAB platform, enabling in addition to internet also mobile connections to study material. This is an exceptionally effective way to permanent and global exploitation and rapid dissemination of the courses, not only for a limited number of attendants in a classroom. Also electronic feedback procedure has been implemented, which ensures continuous quality assessment of the educational courses.
Please see BioMEP courses document for further details.