VU, 186.138, 2023S

Renata Raidou

This course page describes a past lecture. See list of other semesters.

Basic Information

This course aims at providing a deep insight into the research field of Applied Medical Visualization. We will be dealing with defining, analyzing, designing, assessing, and presenting high-level visualization and visual analytics research, with regard to real-life (bio-)medical applications and their requirements.
  1. Obligatory Registration in TISS before 19.03.2023
  2. VisMed 1 and Visualisierung 1 are strongly recommended previous knowledge, but not mandatory. There will be a short recap at the beginning of the course of the VisMed1 material (self-study)
  3. Lectures will be given in English.
  4. All communication and details will be administered in TUWEL

Course Structure

This year the course will consist of three parts:

  • Lectures: Frontal presentations will be held on Mondays at 9.15-11.30. A recap recording of VisMed1 will be provided (you can watch this on your own time if you have not taken VisMed1, otherwise you can skip it). 
  • Small quizzes: At the beginning of each lecture (except for the first), there will be a small (15 min) online quiz to test the understanding of the content of the previous lecture (at 9.15-9.30). This will account for 35% of your grade.
  • Final projects: This will be conducted in the period between 08.05--20.06 in a group of two students. The outcomes of the project will be presented in a dedicated session at the end of the course (on 26.06). The project accounts for 50% of your grade. The presentation accounts for 15%. 


The course will be structured based on the book of B. Preim and C.P. Botha "Visual Computing for Medicine" (2nd ed.) ( Additional reading material will also be given, which will be uploaded on the course's TUWEL page.  


This year the course will be assessed as follows:

  • Small online quizzes (35% of final grade)
  • Final project (work in pairs, 50% of final grade)
  • Presentation of the final project (15% of the final grade)

You need a passing grade for each one of the three components above (i.e., doing only the project and presentation is not enough)!

Class participation is rewarded with bonus points. 

Grading system:

  • >     88 Points   ...   Sehr Gut (1)
  • >=   75 Points   ...   Gut (2)
  • >=   63 Points   ...   Befriedigend (3)
  • >=   50 Points   ...   Genügend (4)
  • <     50 Points   ...   Nicht Genügend (5)

(1) Lectures

Day and Location Time Lecture Topic
Monday 13.03 (FAV02) 09.15--11.30 Vector Visualization in VisMed
Monday 20.03 (SEM186) 09.15--11.30 Quiz 1 + Tensor Visualization in VisMed
Monday 27.03 (SEM186) 09.15--11.30 Quiz 2 + Illustrative Visualization
Monday 17.04 (SEM186) 09.15--11.30 Quiz 3 + Vascular Visualization
Monday 24.04 (FAV02) 09.15--11.30 Quiz 4 + Vis for Endoscopy, Surgery, and Education
Monday 08.05 (SEM186) 09.15--12.00 Quiz 5 + Visual Analytics for Healthcare & Project Discussion
Monday 15.05 (SEM186) 09.15--11.30 Quiz 6 + Visual Analytics for (Bio-)Medical Applications
Monday 22.05 (SEM186) 09.15--11.30 Quiz 7+ Invited Lectures (tbd)
Monday 29.05 (SEM186) 09.15--11.30  Reserve Day
Monday 26.06 (SEM186) 09.00--tbd Final Project Presentations
  • The lectures will be held onsite; please mind that there are two locations (FAV02, SEM186)!
  • The lectures will be recorded, but presence is required for the small quizzes (the first 15 mins of each lecture).
  • The last two sessions (Invited Lectures and Final Project Presentations) are OBLIGATORY! 
  • Class participation will be rewarded with bonus points. 

(2) Small Quizzes (35%)

  • More details about the small quizzes will be given in the first lecture. 
  • They will consist of 2-3 short questions that can be answered in written within the first 15 mins of the class and will be about the content of the previous lecture. 
  • For this, you will be required to be in the classroom during the first 15 minutes of the lecture.

(3) Final Project (50%) + Presentation (15%)

  • During the lecture of May 8th, there will be a presentation on the project topics.
  • Students can form pairs on TUWEL and work on their selected topic between 08.05--20.06.2023.
  • Submit an 8-page report on TUWEL by 20.06.2023 at 23.55. More details on the topics and deliverables will follow.
  • Give a 15-min presentation on 26.06.2023.