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17ABBPPSA - Patient and Device Simulators and Testers

Distance learning

Instruction No. 1 - 27.9.2020

Lectures will be performed via MS Teams online (please, verify existence of Predmet-B201-17ABBPPSA team). The time schedule is still valid (see link and link).

As regards exercises, we have prepared the following system.

17ABBPPSA – there will be organized one block, i.e. 29.9.2020 (2nd ordinary week) on Tuesday from 8.00-11.30 via MS Teams online – from this follows that you will have two exercises in one block. There is reguired to have installed SW Müse on your personal computers! Within the same day, the courses 17ABBSPR2 and 17ABBTZS will not be teached. Both exercise will be devoted to the scenario design and development within the Müse. Both will be provided online.

For the next weeks, i.e. starting from 4. week, Dr. Kudrna will prepare some suitable way, how to teach exercises of 17ABBSPR2, 17ABBPPSA and 17ABBLPZ1. Based on this planning, the course 17ABBTZS will be scheduled on Tu 16-17.40 online, or on Tu 8-9.40 online from 4th week. You will receive message, how it will be solved from the 4th week.

Assoc. Prof. Jiri Hozman, Ph.D.

Code Completion Credits Range Language
17ABBPPSA Z,ZK 4 2P+2L English
Petr Kudrna, Jiří Hozman (guarantor), Lenka Horáková, Martin Rožánek
Petr Kudrna, Jiří Hozman (guarantor), Lenka Horáková, Evgeniia Mardanshina, Martin Rožánek, Leoš Tejkl
Department of Biomedical Technology

During the course attention will be given to the two large groups, i.e. patient simulators and instrumentation testers. The use of these two groups in clinical practice will also be part of the course. As an essential part of the teaching will be included laboratory exercises in the workplace simulated workplace intensive care unit, where all the samples are carried out with two groups of devices. The course has a direct relationship to future career opportunities. Great emphasis is placed on managing interdisciplinary teaching (especially linking physiology and engineering principles). Given the organization of teaching as a 2-hour blocks 1 for 14 days is shown below, only 7 lectures (there will be performed standard exercises or intensive/block instruction will be implemented due to the time of experiments and the limited possibilities in terms of number of students).


Mandatory attendance for all exercises. Non-participation is possible for serious reasons only (to be substantiated). The course ends with an assessment and exam. For assessment there required two written test (10 questions with three possible answers, only one is always correct - multiple choices) evaluated with respect to the grading scale ECTS. Max. number of points is 10, i.e. for one right answer 1 point and for wrong answer 0 point. The minimum number of points is 5 pts for one test.

The exam is based on the written test and this one consists of a two variants of questions. The so called MCQ, i.e. ABC answer variant (one answer is correct only) with 1 point, i.e. 0 or 1 point. Marking multiple answers means 0 points, no answer means 0 points, bad answer means zero points. The second variant of answers includes the so called open questions (important questions), i.e. 5 points (0 to 5 points). Correct answer can be assessed from 0 to 5 points based on quality of the answer. The whole test consists of a total of 36 questions, of which 20 MCQ (abc) for 1 point and 16 open questions for 5 points. There is required minimum 50 points and there is available max. 100 points. Assessment of the test according to ECTS table (classification grades) is given in the CTU Study and examination code. The total time reserved for the test is 120 minutes. After the test, this one is corrected and there is possible to improve the whole test result if the test result is at the grade boundaries (typically max. by -2 points).

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Course introduction, educational video, course requirements, overview of the wholebody patients simulators, medical devices testers and analyzers, fundamental principles of the selected medical devices

2. Fundamental principles of patients simulators, analogies among physical domains doc

3. Control and scenario development environment for patient simulator, methodology and posibility of the scenario usage and development

4. Conceptual model development methodology

5. Illustration of the selected example of the human haemodynamics model

6. Applied pharmacology fundamentals for the wholebody patient simulators

7. Applied anaesthesiology fundamentals for the wholebody patient simulators

8. Scenario development based on the applied anaesthesiology and usage of the relevant medical devices

9. Other simulators, testers and analyzers and possible application within the domain of medical devices

10. Other simulators, testers and analyzers and possible application within the domain of respiratory care

11. Other simulators, testers and analyzers and possible application within the domain of medical imaging including phantoms

12. Design and development of the patient and device simulators internal electronic blocks (circuits)

13. Selected examples of the electronic circuits for the wholebody patient simulators and medical device testers (ECG, EEG, SpO2, NIBP, ...)

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Introduction to the practice (introduction to the Müse control and scenario creation environment for CAE Healthcare ECS and HPS full body patient simulators), completion requirements, subject organization, OSH, concept and overview of laboratories

2. Müse Control and Scenario Environment for CAE Healthcare Full Body Patient Simulators ECS and HPS Models - Part 2

3. Müse Control and Scenario Environment for CAE Healthcare Full Body Patient Simulators ECS and HPS Models - Part 2

4. Full Body Patient Simulator ECS and HPS - General description, arrangement, components, HW accessories

5. Müse Control and Scenario Creation Environment for CAE Healthcare Full Body Patient Simulators ECS and HPS Models - Scenario Creation with Full Body Simulator - Part 3

6. Müse environment for control and scenario creation for CAE Healthcare full body patient simulators ECS and HPS models - scenario creation in connection with whole body simulator - part 2 (assignment of task for processing LOG file)

7. Overview, principle and ways of using medical devices, especially medical electrical devices. Use of HPS whole body simulator with vital signs monitor

8. Test No. 1

9. Use of HPS full body simulator with lung ventilator

10. Overview, principles and application of instrument simulators, analyzers and testers - part 1

11. Use of HPS whole body simulator with anesthesia device including built-in vital signs monitor

12. Overview, principles and usage of instrument simulators, analyzers and testers - part 2

13. Test No. 2, complex task with HPS and all available instruments + MÜSE SW environment, METI vision

Study Objective:

The main objective of the course is to give students a basic knowledge of the existence and principles so called patient and medical device simulators and testers that are routinely used in clinical practice, and also about the possibilities in connection with the operation of medical devices.

Study materials:

[1] Willem van Meurs: Modeling and Simulation in Biomedical Engineering. Applications in Cardiorespiratory Physiology. McGraw-Hill: New York, 2011. 193 p. ISBN: 978-0-07-171446-4

[2] Richard H Riley (ed.): A Manual of Simulation in Healthcare. 1st ed. Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2008. 352 p. ISBN: 978-0199205851

[3] Kyle, R., Bosseau Murray, W.: Clinical Simulation. Operations, Engineering and Management. 1st ed. Academic Press: Burlington, 2007. 848 p. ISBN: 978-0123725318

[4] Sokolowski, J. A.(ed.), Banks, C. M.(ed.): Modeling and Simulation in the Medical and Health Sciences. Hoboken: Wiley, 2011. 301 p. ISBN: 978-0-470-76947-8

[5] Kol. User´s guide - ECS, HPS. [online]. Sarasota (FL): CAE Healthcare, 2014. [cit. 14-02-2014].

The course is a part of the following study plans:

Lectures - link: 

The whole body patient simulators manufacturer CAE Healthcare (orig. METI) |

The whole body patient simulators manufacturer Laerdal |

The whole body patient simulators manufacturer Gaumard |

Others - link: 

Lectures time schedule for AY2020/2021 WS |

Exercises/tutorials time schedule for AY2020/2021 WS |