In accordance to the rules established in the 1994 Study Plan, which currently operates in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, all free election subjects or electives, allow students a flexible configuration of their resume or set of finalized studies. To this end, the University includes within the Study Plan, a percentage of credits to be used with such electives and that will count towards the total credits load.

Management systems for medical emergencies

This course focuses on the preparation of engineers in an area of great importance today such as is Information Technology and Communications and will highlight the vital role that Telecommunications Engineers play in managing medical emergency services.

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These services require fast and efficient coordination of a large number of resources, both material and human, with a clearly defined goal: to save lives.
This theoretical/practical course is worth three credit points and is provided in collaboration with professionals from SAMUR. The course’s curriculum program includes among its activities, the learning of basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and a disaster drill.
This course has been taken in its successive editions (from 2003/2004) by a total of 612 students. The drills are all contained in a demonstration video and pictures as the ones displayed here.

Introduction to design for all on ICT


Beginning its activities on occasion of the 2003 European Year of People with Disabilities, the Vodafone Chair began the delivery of its course, “Introduction to Design for All in the Information and Communication Technologies”. This course aims to present students with an introduction to the criteria used on the field of applied Design for All, in the process of creating products and  services for Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This philosophy aims to integrate people with special needs as full members of the Information Society.

pHealth: Design and development of applications for health´s self-care

This recently created subject is primarily aiming to provide students with knowledge of methodological tools used to design applications and to introduce state of the art developments within the Information and Communications Technologies in the field of personal health care.


Health Informatics

The applications currently available in the health sector are extremely complex, being responsible for the timing and organization of the workflow of physicians and nurses for treating the patient in real time, managing an infinite number of variables and data which enables the interpretation and accurate diagnosis for a treatment.

Inside this context, this three credit units course is aimed at understanding the problems in this area and provide the necessary knowledge to suggest solutions based on the use of a variety of informatics tools, understanding the health structures in order to  learn how to create and organize tools full of possibilities and include them in the life cycle of a comprehensive health project.
Since its first edition in 2004/2005, the course has had the participation of 218 students.