Systems and Technologies in Digital Healthcare (in the field of Biomedical Engineering)

Systems and Technologies in Digital Healthcare

The program focuses on developing professional expertise in students and teaching them to operate modern devices and systems for examining chronically ill patients, as well as to carry out research while developing new health monitoring systems.

Students learn to operate modern devices and systems for examining patients with disabilities, as well as to carry out research while developing new remote health monitoring systems.

Master data for applicants

Degree Program 12.04.04 Bioengineering Systems and Technologies
Attendance Mode Intramural
Duration 2 years
Program starts 1 September
Location Saint Petersburg
Credit Points 120 ECTS
Tuition Fees 110 000 RUB/ ~1500 USD per 1 semester
Language English

Why students choose ETU "LETI"

ETU “LETI” is a university with deep historical roots that is famous for its fundamental approach to training. It was established in 1886 and became the first university in Europe to specialize in electrical engineering. Each student can reach out and touch history and even join it.

Go down your own personalized learning path, study in small groups of maximum 15 people (except for Computer Science programs), enjoy the support of your tutor and work directly your research supervisor. The university does all of that to help ETU “LETI” students achieve even the boldest dreams.

No matter what program you are enrolled at, you can take part in academic mobility and apply to double degree programs.

The ETU “LETI” campus is located in the center of Saint Petersburg near the Botanical Garden and Karpovka River Embankment. Many interesting sights are within walking distance. The metro station is 10 minutes away from the campus.

Each program invites overseas professors from world top-ranked universities to share experience and knowledge. These lecturers get engaged in the learning process by holding lectures, workshops and cases.

ETU “LETI” is included in the largest university rankings such as THE, QS, Forbes, The Three University Missions, RAEX, Webometrics, etc. It is also among the leaders in the subject rankings that correspond with its priority research areas. The university prides itself to being the best in graduate employment. 90% of all ETU “LETI” graduates are hired before receiving their degrees.

University researchers have several dozen patents registered every year. The university has 3 research institutes, 16 education and research schools and a Technopark. The Technopark is comprised of the Youth Innovation Center and Technopark Business Incubator.

Upon enrolling at ETU “LETI”, students realize that they are not alone. A team of tutors helps international students adapt and answers their questions. Our staff are in contacted with students almost 24/7 and are always ready to help.

The university considers all-round training of its students a top priority. We have 20 sports groups and 11 creative teams with professional educators at their helm for you to join and unlock your talents. You can also participate in competitions. Moreover, the university organizes theme parties, festivals, free city and suburb tours for its international students.

About the program

The program produces biomedical engineering experts who are able to use modern information, telecommunication and computer technologies to monitor and control the condition of chronically ill outpatients remotely. The graduates are also able to find out in real time if chronic diseases have exacerbated, input information on chronic disease exacerbation and condition changes of treated patients into databases.

Program Structure and Key Courses

The curriculum includes the following courses:

Specialized Module

  • Telemedicine Systems and Technologies 
  • Monitoring Systems in Digital Healthcare
  • Methods of Computer Processing and Analysis of Medical and Biological Data
  • Automation of Biomedical Research
  • Basics of Management and Marketing at Medical Industry Enterprises 
  • Automated Image Analysis
  • Technical Support of Medical Equipment
  • Information Systems in Digital Healthcare
  • Modern Problems of Biomedical Engineering 
  • Bioengineering Systems and Technologies

Comprehensive Module

  • Foreign Language
  • Commercialization of Research and Development Results
  • Communication in the professional environment

The program sets out to produce experts in development of biomedical engineering systems using modern information, telecommunication and computer telemedicine technologies for monitoring and treating inpatients. These systems can help uncover chronic disease exacerbation in real time and monitor the patient under treatment.

Students gain knowledge and expertise necessary for working in digital healthcare by taking courses that are focused on AI-aided automated design of remote monitoring systems. These systems are then used to process and analyze biomedical signals and data, as well to treat patients while monitoring them.

Two-year/four-semester program.

Thesis Defense June

Modes of Instruction lectures, practical sessions and laboratory classes.

Assessment Methods term theses, pass/fail tests and exams.

Study and research are carried out at the modern electronic laboratory ProLab CDIO. CDIO is an innovative education platform for producing next-generation engineers. It is a teaching structure for students to master the basics of engineering and technology as a part of the Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) chain for developing real-world systems and products.

Teaching Laboratories:

  • Medical Systems (equipped with modern medical instrument)
  • Computational Modeling of Biological and Bioengineering Systems;
  • Electronics and Microprocessor Engineering;
  • Display room (equipped with National Instruments work stations and visual programming tools).

Research Laboratories:

  • Mathematical Methods and Computer-Aided Systems for Processing and Analysis of Biomedical Data;
  • Bioengineering Measurement Computing Systems;
  • Human Health Assessment Methods and Systems.
  • Master’s students enrolled at the branch department Medical Information and Bioengineering Systems conduct research and attend practice-oriented classes at the Almazov National Medical Research Center, Biomechanics Laboratory and the Albrecht National Research Center for Prosthetics and Rehabilitation.

Areas of Research

  1. Research and development of telemedicine systems for early diagnosis and patient monitoring.
  2. Intelligent data processing (ECG, EEG, Respiratory waves), including preprocessing, pattern recognition and inference methods.
  3. Development of new algorithms and software for intelligent diagnosis and long-term patient monitoring.

Areas of research in detail

To support the students, the Department holds summer and winter schools. Laboratory classes and practical sessions help students understand how the mobile apps for biomedical devices are developed and how the main scientific principles are applied in this area. 

Online Courses

In 2018, professors from the Bioengineering Systems Department uploaded a new course in English entitled as The Development of Mobile Health Monitoring Systems to the online education platform Coursera. The course is aimed at teaching students to apply their knowledge on a variety of different topics – electronics, programming, mathematics – in medical device hardware and software development. If the students are interested in taking the course they can register at Coursera.

Students can apply for short-term (2-4 weeks) and long-term (6-10 months) internships, including double-degree programs. The key international partners of the department are the following:

Germany

  • Technische Universität Ilmenau
  • Leibniz Universität Hannover

Finland

  • Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Aalto University
  • Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Science

The UK

  • The University of Salford

Austria

  • Wien University of Applied Sciences

Czech Republic

  • Prague Technical University

Zafar M. Yuldashev

Head of the Program

Doctor of Sciences, Head of the Department of Bioengineering Systems

Yulia O. Bobrova

Master Program coordinator

Assistant professor at the Department of Bioengineering Systems

Anna Yu. Glazova

Associate Professor at the Department of Bioengineering Systems, Candidate of Engineering Sciences

Alexander N. Kalinichenko

Doctor of Sciences, professor at the Department of Bioengineering Systems

Anatolii P. Nemirko

Doctor, professor of technical science

Evgenii A. Pustozerov

Associate Professor at the Department of Bioengineering Systems, Candidate of Engineering Sciences

Andrey Yu. Aksenov

PhD, Assistant professor at the Department of Bioengineering Systems

Anna Y. Villevalde

Associate Professor at the Department of Bioengineering Systems, Candidate of Engineering Sciences

Aleksey A. Anisimov

Associate Professor at the Department of Bioengineering Systems, Candidate of Engineering Sciences

Gleb A. Mashevsky

Associate Professor at the Department of Bioengineering Systems Candidate of Engineering Sciences

Yulia A. Zhivolupova

Assistant professor at the Department of Bioengineering Systems

Guest Lecturers

Prof. Nathan Blaunstein: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beersheba, Israel), PhD, DSc in Radio Physics and Electronics including Quantum Electronics

Prof. Silvana Quaglini: University of Pavia (Italy). Full professor, faculty of engineering. Department of electrical, computer and biomedical engineering. Laboratory of biomedical informatics

Career

Program graduates are successful the field of practical healthcare. They are invited to work at large healthcare centers (hospitals, large clinics, diagnostic centers, medical examination centers for people with disabilities) where they build successful careers. They support and upgrade health monitoring and chronic disease control information and measurement systems, develop and support medical devices and equipment.  

The department cooperates with Almazov National Medical Research Center, National Research Institute for Experimental Medicine and Albrecht National Research Center for Medical Rehabilitation.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Continue your research and build your career with ETU “LETI”! Master’s program graduates can continue their study at the Post-Graduate level.

Campus tour

LETI is 130 years old and University campus is almost 110 years old. During its history all lecture halls, research laboratories, conference halls, gym halls, libraries and canteens were built by famous architects.

For example, the oldest building on-campus was built in Art Nouveau style in 1903 by A.N. Vekshinsky as a front facade of the University. There is a library with 1.2 million editions including priceless publications presented to the University by Emperor Alexander III, as well as spacious lecture halls and some laboratories.

Memorial Museum of A.S. Popov, the inventor of radio and the first elected director of ETU, is also located on-campus. It includes professor's memorial museum-laboratory and his memorial flat. There is a cozy garden in the court yard where students can have a rest between classes.

LETI can offer a wide variety of canteens for students that suit every taste and budget.

Unique architecture of LETI campus, its conveniences and a good location make student life more comfortable and enjoyable.

Campus life

The campus of St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI" consists of 13 buildings located in the historic city center on Aptekarsky Island. The university welcomes its guests with its famous Art Nouveau-style facade, built in 1903.

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Living expenses

Thinking of studying with us? Expect to spend between 25 000 and 50 000 RUB per month on living expenses. This includes rent but not tuition fees.

Costs are roughly as follows:

  • One visa extension: 1600 RUB a year/semester
  • Insurance: one-time payment of 4500 RUB
  • Housing:
    • dormitory – about 1600 RUB a month
    • rented apartment – about 25 000 RUB a month
  • Living expenses:
    • groceries: 10 000 - 15 000 RUB per month
    • social life: 2000 - 5000 RUB per month
  • Public transport: about 3100 RUB per month

Russian Currency
The Russian ruble (RUB/₽) is the currency of the Russian Federation. 1 ruble is 100 kopeks. Coins in circulation are 1, 5, 10 and 50 kopeks, as well as 1, 2, 5 and 10 rubles. Banknotes in circulation are 10, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 rubles.

Admission

Admission requirements

For English-taught master’s degree

Candidates must hold a Bachelor's Degree, preferably in an engineering-related field

Application. Step by step.

  1. Choose the program
  2. Check the required documents and deadlines
  3. Fill in an Application Form: priem.etu.ru
  4. Send the scanned copies of the documents via 2343553@mail.ru
  5. Wait for the confirmation letter

1

Choose the program

2

Check the required
documents and deadlines

3

Fill in an Application Form:
priem.etu.ru

4

Send the scanned copies
of the documents via
2343553@mail.ru

5

Wait for the
confirmation letter

Application documents

  • Copy of the diploma and transcript of records
  • Copy of national passport (valid for more than 18 months from the estimated date of arrival)
  • Copies of notarized translations into Russian of the passport, diploma and transcript of records
  • 6 photos 3x4
  • Medical certificates of overall health and HIV tests results

For Master’s Degree programs:

Certificate of English proficiency (for non-native English speakers only) NB! Send documents via master@etu.ru

For PhD candidates:

  • motivation letter
  • research topic description
  • a list of achievements

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via 2343553@mail.ru (master@etu.ru)

Copy of the diploma
and transcript of records

Copy of national
passport

Copies of notarized
translations into Russian
of the passport, diploma
and transcript of records

6 photos 3x4

Medical certificates

Contacts

Daria Uverskaia

International Student Recruitment & Support Manager

Yulia O. Bobrova

Coordinator

Systems and Technologies in Digital Healthcare (in the field of Biomedical Engineering) Program

Mon.-Fri.: 10:00-17:00 (admission 10:00-16:30)
197376, Russian Federation, St. Petersburg, Professora Popova str., 5, building 3, 4th floor (room 3418)
+7 (812) 234-35-53
master@etu.ru
International Students Office

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