3 ECTS credits
80 h study time

Offer 1 with catalog number 4019752DNR for all students in the 2nd semester at a (D) Master - preliminary level.

2nd semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Grading method
Grading (scale from 0 to 20)
Can retake in second session
Taught in
Partnership Agreement
Under interuniversity agreement for degree program
Faculty of Engineering
Electronics and Informatics
External partners
Universiteit Gent
Educational team
Guoqiang HE
Decaan IR (course titular)
Activities and contact hours
18 contact hours Lecture
16 contact hours Seminar, Exercises or Practicals
Course Content
This course involves the study the dosimetry or assessment of electromagnetic fields,
interaction of radiation with humans, and absorption in the human body in the context of
non-ionising field exposure. On the one hand, concepts about interaction with the
human body are taught and on the other hand, state-of-the-art experimental and
numerical dosimetry will be taught to the student. This will enable the student to acquire
the skills and knowledge to judge current and future technologies and systems about
their radiation exposure and to propose the required measures to reduce the exposure,
and to design systems accounting minimal human exposure.
Course material
Digital course material (Recommended) :
Additional info

Extra information on the teaching methods

Lectures: theoretical
Practicum: experimental dosimetry of EM fields and absorption in phantoms;
bioelectromagnetism in the GHz-region
Project about numerical dosimetry and calculation of absorption in human models;
simulation of MRI and absorption in patient
Presentation of articles and project results
Learning Outcomes

General Competences

Insight in interaction between electromagnetic fields and the human body
Modeling of electromagnetic sources and fields in real environments
Calculation of fields and absorption in the body
Design networks with minimal human exposure
To report in writing and orally on the obtained results
To reflect on the papers that have been consulted


The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Oral Exam determines 40% of the final mark.
Written Exam determines 20% of the final mark.
PRAC Presentation determines 30% of the final mark.
PRAC Lab Work determines 10% of the final mark.

Within the Oral Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Oral Exam with a relative weight of 40 which comprises 40% of the final mark.

Within the Written Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Solving exercices with a relative weight of 20 which comprises 20% of the final mark.

Within the PRAC Presentation category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Presentation Project Results with a relative weight of 30 which comprises 30% of the final mark.

Within the PRAC Lab Work category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Practical Work with a relative weight of 10 which comprises 10% of the final mark.

Additional info regarding evaluation
Permanent evaluation:
practicum report, project report, presentation of articles and presentation of project
Periodic evaluation:
theory: periodic evaluation, aimed at understanding and being able to apply the course
material, with special attention to practical problems - oral (open book) examination
with written preparation
exercises: periodic evaluation, aimed at being able to apply models for calculation of
absorption and fields in environments - written calculation exercise integrated in the
examination (open book)
Calculation of the examination mark
Oral examination theory: 40%
Written examination exercises: 20%
Project and presentations: 30%
Practica: 10%

Academic context

This offer is part of the following study plans:
Master of Biomedical Engineering: Standaard traject (only offered in Dutch)