Course Information
TitleΕΜΒΙΟΗΛΕΚΤΡΟΜΑΓΝΗΤΙΣΜΟΣ / Bioelectromagnetics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorTheodoros Samaras
Course ID40003054

Programme of Study: PROGRAMMA SPOUDŌN 2022

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses745

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physics (2012-today)

Registered students: 82
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreGeneral Electives744

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
During the course students - learn about the mechanisms of interaction of electromagnetic fields with the human tissues, - familiarize themselves with the diagnostic and therapeutic applications of electric and magnetic fields, and - get acquainted with the ways in which a Physicist gets involved in the clinical practice.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
Course Content (Syllabus)
Part 1 (9 hours); Radiation protection elements for non-ionizing radiation: Introduction to physical quantities, sources of non-ionizing radiation, biological effects of electric-magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation, radiation protection guidelines, measurements and surveillance. Part 2 (18 hours); Therapeutic techniques: Thermal ablation (introduction to the technique, thermal damage to human tissue, cancer thermal ablation), hyperthermia (historical overview, biological mechanisms, hyperthermia and other cancer treatment modalities, application and devices, magnetic nanopartiples, clinical practice, treatment planning), electrosurgery (application and devices, clinical practice, precaution during application), magnetic stimulation of the neural system (introduction and principle of operation, equipment, clinical practice, numerical calculations). Part 3 (9 hours); Diagnostic techniques: Electrical properties of tissue (description, measurement of electrical resistance, plethysmography, electrical impedance tomography).
non-ionizing radiation, biomedical applicaitons
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
During the course multimedia resources (e.g, animations and films from YouTube) are used to facilitate the comprehension of several issues.
Course Organization
Instrumentation/equipment exhibition/operation30.1
Student Assessment
Written exams (end of semester)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Διανέμονται διδακτικές σημειώσεις. (Distribution of lecture notes.)
Additional bibliography for study
"Bioelectromagnetism", J. Malmivuo and R. Plonsey, Oxford University Press, 1995 (το βιβλίο επικαιροποιημένο διανέμεται ΔΩΡΕΑΝ στους φοιτητές στον ιστοχώρο "Basic Introduction to Bioelectromagnetics", C. Furse, D. A. Christensen, C. H. Durney, CRC Press, 2009.
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