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|A||LEC||0930 - 1050||T R||Stephen Boppart
|Official Description||Overview of the field of biophotonics, in three segments: (1) fundamental principles of light, optics, lasers, biology, and medicine; (2) diagnostic biophotonics including imaging, spectroscopy, and optical biosensors; (3) therapeutic applications of biophotonics including laser ablation and photodynamic therapies. Reviews and presentations of current scientific literature by students. Tours of microscopy facilities. Course Information: Same as BIOE 467. Prerequisite: One of ECE 455, ECE 460, PHYS 402.|
|Subject Area||Biomedical Imaging, Bioengineering, and Acoustics|
|Course Prerequisites||Credit in ECE 455 or ECE 460
Credit in PHYS 402
Stephen Allen Boppart
|Detailed Description and Outline
Same as BIOE 467.
This course is a technical elective for electrical engineering students, and is cross-listed with the Bioengineering Department as BIOE 467. This course is expected to draw students from multiple departments and colleges. This course summarizes the interdisciplinary field of Biophotonics and teaches the fundamentals and applications in three major areas. First, this course provides the fundamentals of light and matter, optics and optical imaging, lasers, cancer biology, pathology, and tissue histology, and tissue optical properties with light transport through biological tissue. Second, this course teaches the diagnostic applications of biophotonics, namely optical biomedical imaging and microscopy techniques, optical biosensors, contrast agents, and spectroscopy. Third, this course teaches the therapeutic applications of biophotonics, including the fundamentals and mechanisms of light-tissue interactions, of tissue ablation via photochemical, photothermal, and photomechanical processes, and photodynamic therapy.
A student completing this course should at a minimum be able to:
Fundamentals of Biophotonics