Course detail

Analysis and interpretation of biological data

FEKT-NABDAcad. year: 2015/2016

Suppression of a disturbances. Diagnostic feature extraction and diagnostic systems. Fetal ECG. Blood pressure curve (AVG). Analysis of the heart rate variability. Neurophysiological signals: EEG - signal characteristics, rhythms and typical isolated waveforms, noise and artifacts. Spectral analysis of EEG and EEG, time domain analysis. Evoked potentials - features, noise suppression, interpretation. Other biomedical signals: EMG, features and analysis. Signals of respiratory system, signals of digestive system. Data storage and transfer. Lossy and lossless data compression.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Design and implementation of methods for preprocessing, analysis and interpretation of the most important biological signals.


The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Svatoš,J.: Biologické signály I, geneze, zpracování a analza. Skriptum ČVUT, Praha 1992. (CS)
Tompkins, W.J.: Biomedical Digital Signal Processing, C-Language Examples and Laboratory Experiments for IBM PC. Prantice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, 1993. (EN)
Bronzino, J.D. (Ed.): The Biomedical Engineering Handbook. CRC Press, 1995. (EN)
Rangayyan,R.M.: Biomedical Signal Analysis. IEEE Press, John Wiley &Sons, 2002. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The course provides in-depth treatment of analysis, processing and interpetation of biological signals, namely signals of the cardiovascular system and neurophysiological signals.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-MN Master's

    branch MN-BEI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

The other activities

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer