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Course Detail

Standard Academic Year
Course delivery methods
Hybrid or Others
Medicine & dentistry, Subjects allied to medicine
College of Health Sciences
No value
Course Offering Year
Course Offering Month
November -
Weekday and Period
Course Number

Therapeutics and devices for treatment of electromechanical heart diseases University of Bordeaux

Course Overview

Learning objectives:

- Acquire theoretical knowledge concerning the state of the art
indevice therapy for heart rhythm disorders and heart failure.
- Learn to collect, process and analyse data from a variety of
cardiology tools.
- Understand the regulatory and economical challenges in medical
device innovation.

Learning Achievement


Course prerequisites

- This program is taught entirely in English, proficiency in English
is therefore required

Other prerequisites are given in previous UEs, namely UE 

“Biomedical Engineering” and UE “Heart function, energetics and
electrophysiology" - Introductory Python course
- Personal computer & internet access

Grading Philosophy

Assessment methods specifically describe:

- Group presentations to a jury during the different modules (30%)
– 20 minutes x 5
- Homework during the different modules (30%)
- Final written exam (40%) – 2h

Failure if:

Average grade is below 10 / 20

One of the 3 grades is below 8 / 20

In case of failure, a second session will be held, consisting of an
oral presentation and interrogation after self-study of an additional

Course schedule

The content will be divided into the following modules:

X-raybased imaging techniques: theoretical principles, medical imaging
data infrastructures (PACS), theoretical basis and practical
implementation of post-processing image algorithms

Electro-anatomical mapping in cardiac electrophysiology: theoretical
basis, modelling, multidimensional data representation and extraction

Pacing and defibrillation devices: basic principles, algorithm design
,arrhythmia discrimination, remote monitoring and deep-learning based
secondary discrimination

Left ventricular assistance devices: introductory fluid dynamics,
extra-corporeal circulation, implanted assistance devices

Congenital and Structural Percutaneous therapies: Cardiac anatomical
and hemodynamic basic principles, biomaterials and devices components
specificities (valves, stents, occluders, etc.), animal models live
interventions, regulatory and economical aspects of medical innovation

Course type

Standard classroom, flipped classroom, e-learning, simulation - 100 contact hours (10 flipped classroom, 10 classical classroom, 76 group work, 4 exam) - 200 hours self-study (100 private reading, 20 group work preparation, 72 group work and 8 writing assessment) The course will be split into 3-5 different modules, which will each focus on a specific clinical subject. For each module, content delivery will be hybrid, with the following sequence: - INTRODUCTORY PHASE: - Self-study - Flipped classroom approach - Complementary seminars - STAGED PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING PHASE: - Group brainstorming phase around a clinical problem - Staged problem solving approach: the groups are asked to propose a solution to each of the steps - Groups are evaluated on their ability to solve the tasks at hand and communicate their results adequately During the staged problem-based learning phase, students are split into small (3-4 person) groups of different backgrounds. Groups are mixed at each new module. The problem-based approach is used as a first evaluation for the students.

Online Course Requirement


Other information

Maximum number of students: 12

Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Content delivery will be hybrid

Site for Inquiry

Please inquire about the courses at the address below.

Contact person: Josselin DUCHATEAU

Zakaria JALAL (coordinator)

Laure DANGLES (faculty secretary)