VU, 186.138, 2024S

Renata Raidou

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 11.03.2023
  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 (see schedule above). 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. This will account for 40% of your grade.
  • Final projects: This will be conducted in the period between 23.04-17.06 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 24.06). The project accounts for 45% of your grade. The presentation accounts for 15%. 


The course will be loosely 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 (40% of final grade)
  • Final project (work in pairs, 45% of final grade)
  • Presentation of the final project (15% of the final grade)

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 LocationTimeLecture Topic
Monday 04.03 (SEM186)09.00-11.00Vector Visualization in VisMed
Monday 11.03 (SEM186)09.00-11.00Quiz 1 + Tensor Visualization in VisMed
Monday 18.03 (SEM186)09.00-11.00Quiz 2 + Illustrative Visualization
Monday 08.04 (SEM186)09.00-11.00Quiz 3 + Vascular Visualization
Monday 15.04 (SEM186)09.00-11.00Quiz 4 + Vis for Endoscopy, Surgery, and Education
Monday 22.04 (SEM186)09.00-11.00
Quiz 5 + Visual Analytics for (Bio-)Medical Applications
Project Discussion
Monday 29.04 [Online]09.00-11.00Quiz 6 + Invited Lecture (Visual Data Communication---Laura Garrison, Univ. of Bergen, Norway)
Monday 06.05 [Online]14.15-16.15Quiz 7+ Invited Lecture (XR for Medical Interfaces---Daniel Simoes, Univ. of Lisbon, Portugal)
Monday 24.06 (SEM186)09.00-tbdQuiz 8 + Final Project Presentations
  • The lectures will be held onsite (the invited lectures will be online, as they are given by external lecturers).
  • The lectures will be recorded, but your presence is required for the small quizzes (the first 15 mins of each lecture).
  • The last three sessions (the two Invited Lectures and Final Project Presentations) are OBLIGATORY! 

(2) Small Quizzes (40%)

  • 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.
  • The two days that the lectures will be online (29.04 and 06.05) also the quizzes will be online.

(3) Final Project (35%) + Presentation (15%)

  • During the lecture of April 22nd, there will be a presentation on the project topics.
  • Students can form pairs on TUWEL and work on their selected topic between 23.04-17.06.
  • Submit an 8-page report on TUWEL by 17.06.2024 at 23.55. More details on the topics and deliverables will follow.
  • Give a 15-min presentation on 24.06.2024.