Code EB9
Type Elective
Semester B
ECTS credits 5
Teaching Staff

Course Content: (a) Theoretical classes

1. Laser and LED principles, designs and parameters.
2. Basics of tissue optics
3. Laser-tissue interactions.
4 .Medical laser systems
5. Clinical aspects of laser applications
6. Biomaterials for Photonics
7. Bioimaging: Principles, Techniques and Applications
8. Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)
9. Optical Biosensors
10. Optics for the brain: Optogenetics

Course Content: (b) Practical classes

1. Familiarization with lasers and LEDs
2. Measurement of tissue oxygenation using NIRS
3. Development of an optical biosensor

Course Outcomes:

By the end of this course, students should be able to:
-Demonstrate good understanding of fundamental principles of light interaction with biological systems
-Use the optical properties of tissue and calculate penetration depth of light
-Understand the concept of diffraction limit and its impact to biophotonics applications
-Following general approaches in biophotonics and develop complete solutions (instruments, protocols, and procedures) for specific biomedical problems e.g. imaging and diagnostics.
-Understand the principles of optical biosensors
-Understand laser safety and able to perform safety calculations for specific lasers and their applications.
-Understand basic operating principles of NIRS techniques through hands-on experiential learning
-Understand basic operating principles of Optogenetics