Project: Studies in Bioengineering and Medical Informatics

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
BioEMIS 2012 1179999.0 530423-2012 3 years Multy-country finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
October 15, 2012 October 14, 2015 April 14, 2016 http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/BioEMIS/index.aspx

Project summary

The main objective of this Project is to develop and implement interdisciplinary curricula in the field of BE&MI in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, in total 5 PhD, 6 MSc and 3 Spec. programmes. The well rooted BE&MI education at most EU countries is not available for students in West Balkan (WB) countries. Therefore the aim of the project is to transfer good EU practice in this field to WB and to introduce such profiles of education at local universities.
Consequently, study programs in BE and MI will compensate for deficiencies in current graduate education that reflect through incomplete education/training, limited set of disciplines, national/regional imbalance in study programs distribution, etc. The syllabi and teaching material will be developed in a common language. Simultaneously, the teaching infrastructure and laboratory conditions will be upgraded. The EU universities will help in re-training existing staff and training new young teachers and assistants. After infrastructure and personnel preparation, the programmes will be accredited and started. The mobility of the first-generation of students will be allowed by EU partners.
Sustainability will be provided by close links with the market, cooperation between national universities and institutions, strong planning and permanent modernization. All established intellectual and infrastructural resources will be shared between partner WB universities. The project will not only be useful for academic sector, but will positively affect both,
the industrial sector (providing adequate maintenance and design of medical equipment, understanding of specific clinical needs, etc.) and clinical practice. WB universities and their graduates will benefit from empowered possibilities for cooperation with the EU universities, and professional development.

Objectives

The specific objectives of the project are to:
1. Develop new PhD, MSc and Spec. Programmes in Bioengineering and Medical Informatics (BE&MI) in Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
2. Develop teaching materials in common language for developed and upgraded programmes.
3. Improve teaching infrastructure and establishing a new laboratories and updating existing.
3. Train teaching staff, and realization of student mobility within partner and EU universities.
4. Gain accreditation and implementation of BE&MI programmes at all levels, according to the Bologna declaration.
5. Create the conditions for sustainability of the introduced Programmes.
6. Enhance the employability of university graduates and improvement of Public Health state and service in Region,
7. Promote, foster and demonstrate the advantages of interdisciplinary cooperation.

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Joint Project-Curriculum Reform

Subject areas

  • Medical Technology

Partners

University of Birmingham, UK Project coordinator
Duncan Shepherd Contact person
University of Nis, SRB
Milorad Mitkovic (Милорад Митковић) Contact person, Milan Trifunovic, Dragan Misic, Dusan Petkovic, Nikola Vitkovic, Jelena Milovanovic, Nikola Korunovic, Dragan Antic (Драган Антић), Milos Stojkovic, Nenad D. Pavlovic (Ненад Павловић), Stevo Najman, Miroslav Trajanovic (Miroslav Trajanović), Miodrag Manic, and Sasa Milenkovic (Саша Миленковић)
University of Kragujevac, SRB
Goran Devedzic Contact person, Suzana Petrovic, Sasa Cukovic (Saša Ćuković), Nebojsa Arsenijevic (Небојша Арсенијевић), Branko Ristic (Branko Ristić), Tatjana Kanjevac, Ivana Zivanovic-Macuzic, and Danijela Milosevic (Данијела Милошевић)
University of Belgrade, SRB
Djuro Koruga (Đuro Koruga) Contact person
University of Defence, SRB
Goran Dikic (Goran Dikić) Contact person, Milena Knezevic, Goran Sekulic, Sasa Vasilijic, Vesna Spasic-Jokic, Dragana Vucevic, Milica Ninkovic, and Tihomir Ilic
Clinical Center Kragujevac, SRB
Zoran Jovanovic (Zoran Jovanović) Contact person
Narcissus, SRB
Gaja Karanjac Contact person
Ortodent, SRB
Andrija Radojicic (Andrija Radojičić) Contact person
Ortokon, SRB
Vera Pesic (Vera Pešić) Contact person
Military Medical Academy , SRB
Milenko Savic (Milenko Savić) Contact person
Serbian Medical Chamber, SRB
Tatjana Radosavljevic (Tatjana Radosavljević) Contact person
Medical Chamber of Montenegro, MNE
Djoko Jocic (Đoko Jocić) Contact person
Ministry of Education and Sports of Montenegro, MNE
Nada Kovac (Nada Kovač) Contact person
Institute (Health Centre) "Dr Simo Milosevic", MNE
Mladenka Stankovic (Mladenka Stanković) Contact person
Cikom Informatical Eng. Ltd., MNE
Vladan Tabas Contact person
NITES Engineering, Production, Trade, Consulting Ltd., BIH
Dmitar Cickovic (Dmitar Čičković) Contact person
University of Bihac, BIH
Atif Hodzic (Atif Hodžić) Contact person
University of Maribor, SVN
Matjaz Debevc Contact person
University Pierre and Marie Curie - Paris VI, FRA
Veronique Perdereau (Véronique Perdereau) Contact person
Tampere University of Technology, FIN
Jari Hyttinen Contact person
University of Montenegro, MNE
Radovan Stojanovic (Radovan Stojanović) Contact person
University of Banja Luka, BIH
Zlatko Bundalo Contact person
University of East Sarajevo, BIH
Stevan Trbojevic (Stevan Trbojević) Contact person
University of Mostar, BIH
Drazena Gaspar (Dražena Gašpar) Contact person

Equipment

University of Kragujevac
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Scanner Artec SPIDER 3D IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Faculty of Engineering, CIRPIS Center
Software MIMICS Software 1 Faculty of Engineering, CIRPIS Center
Monitor TYPE 1 DELL LED TFT 23'' IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Engineering,CIRPIS Center
Monitor TYPE 1 DELL LED TFT 23'' IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Engineering,CIRPIS Center
Monitor TYPE 1 DELL LED TFT 23'' IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Engineering,CIRPIS Center
Monitor TYPE 2 BenQ LED 21.5'' IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Engineering, Classroom
Monitor TYPE 2 BenQ LED 21.5'' IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Engineering, Classroom
Monitor TYPE 2 BenQ LED 21.5'' IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Engineering, Classroom
Monitor TYPE 2 BenQ LED 21.5'' IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Engineering, Classroom
Monitor TYPE 2 BenQ LED 21.5'' IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Engineering, Classroom
Monitor TYPE 2 BenQ LED 21.5'' IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Engineering, Classroom
Monitor TYPE 2 BenQ LED 21.5'' IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Engineering, Classroom
Monitor TYPE 2 BenQ LED 21.5'' IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Engineering, Classroom
Monitor TYPE 2 BenQ LED 21.5'' IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Engineering, Classroom
Monitor TYPE 2 BenQ LED 21.5'' IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Engineering, Classroom
Computer TYPE 1 i7/HDD 1TB/Kingston DDR3 8GB/GeForce GTX750… IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Faculty of Engineering,CIRPIS Center
Computer TYPE 1 i7/HDD 1TB/Kingston DDR3 8GB/GeForce GTX750… IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Faculty of Engineering,CIRPIS Center
Computer TYPE 1 i7/HDD 1TB/Kingston DDR3 8GB/GeForce GTX750… IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Faculty of Engineering,CIRPIS Center
Computer TYPE 2 INTEL Core i3-4170 2 cores 3.7GHz Box; HDD 1TB 3.5" SATA III; Kingston DIMM DDR3 8GB 1600MHz KVR16N11/8BK; MSI nVidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 1GB 128bit N750Ti-1GD5/OC IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Faculty of Engineering, Classroom
Computer TYPE 2 INTEL Core i3-4170 2 cores 3.7GHz Box; HDD 1TB 3.5" SATA III; Kingston DIMM DDR3 8GB 1600MHz KVR16N11/8BK; MSI nVidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 1GB 128bit N750Ti-1GD5/OC IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Faculty of Engineering, Classroom
Computer TYPE 2 INTEL Core i3-4170 2 cores 3.7GHz Box; HDD 1TB 3.5" SATA III; Kingston DIMM DDR3 8GB 1600MHz KVR16N11/8BK; MSI nVidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 1GB 128bit N750Ti-1GD5/OC IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Faculty of Engineering, Classroom
Computer TYPE 2 INTEL Core i3-4170 2 cores 3.7GHz Box; HDD 1TB 3.5" SATA III; Kingston DIMM DDR3 8GB 1600MHz KVR16N11/8BK; MSI nVidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 1GB 128bit N750Ti-1GD5/OC IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Faculty of Engineering, Classroom
Computer TYPE 2 INTEL Core i3-4170 2 cores 3.7GHz Box; HDD 1TB 3.5" SATA III; Kingston DIMM DDR3 8GB 1600MHz KVR16N11/8BK; MSI nVidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 1GB 128bit N750Ti-1GD5/OC IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Faculty of Engineering, Classroom
Computer TYPE 2 INTEL Core i3-4170 2 cores 3.7GHz Box; HDD 1TB 3.5" SATA III; Kingston DIMM DDR3 8GB 1600MHz KVR16N11/8BK; MSI nVidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 1GB 128bit N750Ti-1GD5/OC IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Faculty of Engineering, Classroom
Computer TYPE 2 INTEL Core i3-4170 2 cores 3.7GHz Box; HDD 1TB 3.5" SATA III; Kingston DIMM DDR3 8GB 1600MHz KVR16N11/8BK; MSI nVidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 1GB 128bit N750Ti-1GD5/OC IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Faculty of Engineering, Classroom
Computer TYPE 2 INTEL Core i3-4170 2 cores 3.7GHz Box; HDD 1TB 3.5" SATA III; Kingston DIMM DDR3 8GB 1600MHz KVR16N11/8BK; MSI nVidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 1GB 128bit N750Ti-1GD5/OC IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Faculty of Engineering, Classroom
Computer TYPE 2 INTEL Core i3-4170 2 cores 3.7GHz Box; HDD 1TB 3.5" SATA III; Kingston DIMM DDR3 8GB 1600MHz KVR16N11/8BK; MSI nVidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 1GB 128bit N750Ti-1GD5/OC IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Faculty of Engineering, Classroom
Computer TYPE 2 INTEL Core i3-4170 2 cores 3.7GHz Box; HDD 1TB 3.5" SATA III; Kingston DIMM DDR3 8GB 1600MHz KVR16N11/8BK; MSI nVidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 1GB 128bit N750Ti-1GD5/OC IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Faculty of Engineering, Classroom
Laptop Lenovo Yoga 13.3'' IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Faculty of Engineering,CIRPIS Center
Laptop Lenovo 15.6'' IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Faculty of Engineering,CIRPIS Center
Laptop Lenovo 15.6'' IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Faculty of Engineering,CIRPIS Center
Software Geomagic Design X Software 1 Faculty of Engineering,CIRPIS Center
Software Catia DIC V5 Software 24 Faculty of Engineering, Classroom
Software system Biopac BSL Ultimate System Software 1 Faculty of Medicine, Laboratory
Books Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 9 University of Kragujevac, Library
University of Defence
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Cell Analyzer Merck Millipore, Muse cell Analyzer Lab equipment in biomedical engineering 1 Institute for Medical Research Military Medical Academy
ASTREOS PACS - server system hardware Custom hardware - Amd fx 4300 am3+ 8gb ddr3, radeon r7 2x1TB hitachi hdd Lab equipment in biomedical engineering 1 Medical Faculty Military Medical Academy
UPS for ASTREOS PACS and iQ View workstation NJOY Horus 1000 Software 1 Medical Faculty Military Medical Academy
Software for archiving medical images - Picture Archiving and Communication System -PACS ASTREOS PACS - software Software 1 Medical Faculty Military Medical Academy
iQ View - computer workstation hardware Custom hardware - AMD A8-7650 3.36GHz, 8GB DDR3, ATI Radeon R7 260X 26B DDR5, 1TB WD hdd IT equipment – other 1 Medical Faculty Military Medical Academy
Professional Medical Viewer - software license iq VIEW Basic - software Software 1 Medical Faculty Military Medical Academy
Monitor for PACS server AOC 18.5" E970Swn LED monitor for ASTREOS PACS server system IT equipment – other 1 Medical Faculty Military Medical Academy
LED Monitor for iq View computer workstation PHILIPS 21.5" V-line 223V5LSB/00 LED for iq View computer workstation IT equipment – other 1 Medical Faculty Military Medical Academy
Operative system Windows Microsoft Windows, Windows 7 Professional SP1 OEM for iQ View workstation Software 1 Medical Faculty Military Medical Academy
Specialized computer router Alix VPN telemedicine router IT equipment – other 1 Medical Faculty Military Medical Academy

Deliverables

Title Type To
1.1 Analysis and report on existing BE&MI in EU Report January 15, 2013
1.2 Analysis and report on existing BE&MI in WB Report January 15, 2013
1.3 Analysis of guidelines and standards Report February 15, 2013
1.4 Analysis on the needs of West Balkan universities Report February 15, 2013
2.1 Review curricula of study programs Report April 15, 2013
2.2 Defining master modules and syllabi Report June 15, 2013
2.3 Defining specialization modules and syllabi Report July 15, 2013
2.4 Defining PhD modules and syllabi Report August 15, 2013
3.1 Training-retraining teachers for MSc in BE&MI Training December 15, 2013
3.2 Training-retraining teachers for Spec. in BE&MI Training March 15, 2014
3.3 Training-retraining teachers for PhD in BE&MI Training April 15, 2014
4.1 Analysis on literature, software and equipment Report August 15, 2013
4.2 Purch.liter.,textbooks, course mat. and journ.s Learning resources June 15, 2014
4.3 Purch. and installation of software and equipment Learning resources June 15, 2014
4.4 Defining Struct. and principles of lab exercises Methodology May 15, 2014
4.5 Development of teaching materials Teaching material December 15, 2014
4.6 Building web-based (Moodle) teaching materials Teaching material January 15, 2015
4.7 Teacher retraining for new software and equipment Training October 15, 2014
5.1 ECTS tuning Methodology May 15, 2014
5.2 Accreditation of the master study programs Other products October 01, 2014
5.3 Accreditation of the specialization study programs Other products October 01, 2014
5.4 Accreditation of the PhD study programs Other products October 15, 2014
6.1 Building quality monitor., assessm.,&ctrl.mech Methodology April 15, 2013
6.2 Internal quality monitoring, assessment, and ctrl. Report October 01, 2015
6.3 External quality monitoring, assessment, and ctrl. Report October 01, 2015
6.4 Inter-Tempus coaching Report October 15, 2014
6.5 Preparation for accreditation Report October 01, 2013
7.1 Project website in English and local languages Other products November 15, 2012
7.2 Organize workshops. & spec. sess. for dissem. of res Events: Conferences and Seminars September 30, 2015
7.3 Development of sustainability strategy Report February 01, 2015
7.4 Build capacity for continuation of BE&MI stu.prog Other products September 30, 2015
7.5 Provide mech. for financ. & institut. sustainab. Report September 30, 2015
8.1 Implementation of the new curricula with quality a Other products October 15, 2013
8.2 Popularization of the new BE and MI studies Events: Conferences and Seminars September 30, 2015
8.3 Selection of trainees for pilot implementation Methodology November 01, 2014
8.4 Internal evaluation Report September 01, 2015
8.5 Evaluation by EU partners and experts Report September 01, 2015
8.6 Workshop on new curricula for other SEE countries Events: Conferences and Seminars September 30, 2015
8.7 Add. teaching staff training and invited lectures Report September 01, 2015
9.1 Establishing the Project Managers Board Other products December 01, 2012
9.2 Overall project management activities Other products September 30, 2015
9.3 Project coordination meetings Report September 30, 2015

Results

Title Type Status
Modernised study programme/courses - BA level Modernized study programme/courses - BA level Done
Description
Modernised study programme/courses - BA level, at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nis. There are 6 elective courses.
Modernised MA level study programme Modernized study programme/ courses - MA level Done
Description
Modernised MA level study programme - Production and Information Technologies, at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nis. There are five elective courses.
Modernised MA level study programme - Production and Information Technologies, at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nis. There are five elective courses. Modernized study programme / courses - PhD level Done
Description
Modernised PhD level study programme - Mechanical Engineering, at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nis. There are 7 elective courses
Specialist academic studies of Bioengineering and Medical Informatics Modernized study programme/courses - specialistion Done
Description
Modernised study programme/course - specialisation, at the University of Defence in Belgrade. Duration of the course is one academic year (two semesters) The main structure of the course: 4 mandatory courses (core courses) realised in the first semester; - research project related to the selected topics; - 6 elective courses realized in the second semester. Upon the completion of studies, student earns a title of academic specialist in bioengineering and medical informatics.
Studies in Bioengineering and Medical Informatics Modernized study programme / courses - PhD level Done
Description
Modernised PhD level programme - Studies in Bioengineering and Medical Informatics, at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Kragujevac.

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
Analysis & report on existing BE&MI in EU Study / Analysis Bioengineering, medical Informatics, Bachelor studies, Master studies, PhD studies, biomedical technology
Abstract
In order to develop study programs in BE&MI at all three university levels in WB countries, the BioEMIS Tempus project team conducted a thorough analysis of similar study programs offered in the EU.
Analysis and report on existing BE&MI in WB Study / Analysis Bioengineering, medical Informatics, Bachelor studies, Master studies, PhD studies, biomedical technology
Abstract
This report summarises the work undertaken to analyse the current Bioengineering and Medical Informatics degree programmes at universities in the WB, namely in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia.
Analysis of guidelines and standards Study / Analysis Bioengineering, medical Informatics, degree programmes, guidelines, standards, competencies, curriculum, quality control
Abstract
This report summarises the work undertaken to analyse the guidelines and standards for Bioengineering and Medical Informatics degree programmes.
Analysis on the needs of West Balkan universities Study / Analysis Bioengineering, medical Informatics, degree programmes, needs analysis, programme objectives, labour market needs
Abstract
This report summarises the work undertaken to analyse the needs of West Balkan universities for Bioengineering and Medical Informatics degree programmes.
Review curricula of study programs Curriculum Bioengineering, medical Informatics, degree programmes, curriculum, study programme structure
Abstract
This report summarises the work undertaken ito review the curricula for the Bioengineering and Medical Informatics degree programmes at universities in the WB, namely in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia.
Specialist academic studies of bioengineering and medical informatics Curriculum Specialist academic studies, bioengineering, medical informatics, specijalističke akademske studije, bioinženjerstvo, medicinska informatika
Description
The duration of Specialist academic study in Bioengineering and Medical Informatics is one year (two semesters) and brings the total of 60 ECTS credits.The main structure of the study program consists of 4 mandatory courses (core courses) realized in the first semester, which are evaluated with total 30 ECTS including Research project, and also, a certain number of elective courses, 20 ECTS in total, realized in the second semester. Specialization work brings 10 ECTS. Research project is related to the selected topics and the chosen theme of the seminar work. Students are required to choose at least 10 ECTS electives from the selected specialisation. After completion of studies a student earns a title of academic specialist in bioengineering and medical informatics. Teaching classes are implemented through lectures, exercises, seminars, group work, mentoring and individual work.
Monograph - Scoliosis bioengineering Teaching / Training materials Biomedicine, biomedical engineering, scoliosis, spinal cord. Biomedicina, biomedicinski inženjering, skolioza, kičmeni stub. Bojan Devedžić, Saša Ćuković
Abstract
Monograph - Bioengineering scoliosis, describes the complex issue of development, diagnostics, and following of adolescent deformities of spinal cord, primarily scoliosis, in a systematic manner. The text presented in this monograph is organised into seven chapters: 1. Spinal cord structure; 2. Spinal cord orthosis; 3. 3D modelling and reconstruction of the spinal cord; 4. Digital MockUp of the spinal cord; 5. Classification of spinal cord deformities; 6. Ontology of scoliosis; 7. Information systems for the monitoring of scoliosis - ScolioMedIS.
Description
Monograph - Bioengineering scoliosis, describes the complex issue of development, diagnostics, and following of adolescent deformities of spinal cord, primarily scoliosis, in a systematic manner. This monograph makes a significant contribution in the development of biomechanical models of the spinal cord, a review of the basis of anatomical structure of the spinal cord and the application of new diagnostic methods for the detection and evaluation of adolescent deformity via the internet. Published at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Kragujevac.
Information systems for 3D diagnostics and monitoring of scoliosis Teaching / Training materials Biomedicine, biomedical engineering, scoliosis, spinal cord, 3D information system. Biomedicina, biomedicinski inženjering, skolioza, kičmeni stub, 3D informacioni sistem. Vanja Luković, Saša Ćuković, Danijela Milošević, Goran Devedžić
Abstract
This monograph describes the projecting process of information system, ScolioMedIS, for 3D diagnostics and monitoring of spine scoliosis. ScolioMedIS information system provides continual monitoring of scoliosis patients, in the manner that it provides visual 2D and 3D view of spinal cord and spine, as well as automatic determination of Cobb's angles and Lenke's type of scoliosis, by use of optical systems.
Description
Published by the Faculty of Technical Sciences, Čačak, University of Kragujevac.
Teaching Materials in Bioengineering and Medical Informatics - Supplement #1 Teaching / Training materials Biomedicine, bioengineering, medical informatics, spine. Biomedicina, bioinženjering, medicinska informatika, kičma. University of Kragujevac
Abstract
Teaching materials in bioengineering and medical informatics, prepared by the University of Kragujevac. The materials deal with the following topics: Bioengineering, gait analysis, spinal deformities, physiological measurements, medical informatics.
A Framework for Technology Enhanced Education in Orthopaedics: Knee Surgery Case Study Paper Technology enhanced education, 3D modeling, Augmented reality, Orthopaedics, Bioengineering. G. Devedzic, S. Petrovic, A. Matic, B. Ristic, V. Devedzic, Z. Asgharpour, S. Cukovic
Abstract
The paper presents a framework for technology enhanced education (TEE) in orthopaedics aimed at employ-ment of ubiquitous information and communication technolo-gy (ICT) and digital technologies in order to compensate for an unaffordable learning environment. On the other side, the concept involves both (bio)engineers, ICT specialists, and orthopaedic surgeons in an interprofessional collaboration, leveraging multidisciplinary approaches to improve the quality of clinical-oriented education. Preliminary results indicate increased motivation and satisfaction of both the learners and educators.