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FAFN35-FYST22 Medical Optics

The course starts Monday March 23 at 08:15 in room H322 at Physics Department. Most welcome!

About the course

Welcome to our course homepage in Medical Optics! 

This is the home page for a course in Medical Optics given in Lund, Sweden. The course is elective for students of the D, E, F, N, Pi and NAT programs at the Lund University. The course literature is composed of lecture notes plus scientific articles relevant for the project selected at the beginning of the course. Selected reference literature is given in My Course Library.


Contents and outline

The course gives an overview of the fundamentals of medical and tissue optics as well as more in depth knowledge of a specific field selected by the students themselves.

The overview will mainly be given during the lectures, whereas the in depth knowledge is incorporated into the projects that the students select. The projects can preferably be based on the experience and knowledge obtained within the two laboratory exercises and the three computer exercises included in the course.

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Administrative info

Course code Science Faculty: FYST22

University credits: 7.5 hp

Term: Spring 2

Grading scale: TH

Language of instruction: English

Course coordinator: Stefan Andersson-Engels and Johan Axelsson

Recommended qualifications: Knowledge of physics at least equivalent to the compulsory courses in Physics at university level; Knowledge of mathematics equivalent to Complex and Linear Analysis.

Admission specifics: The number of participants is limited to 40. Selection Criteria: Priority is given to students with good results from their prior courses and with a biomedical engineering course track.

Assessment: For grade 3, approved project and exercises are sufficient. The project is performed in groups of two students. The project is presented both orally and as a written report. For higher grades a written examination is required. A well performed project can give bonus points at the written examination. The project, two laboratory exercises and three computer exercises are compulsory.

Litterature: There are a number of useful books in Biomedical Optics. Welch, A.J and van Gemert, M.C: Optical-thermal Responce of Laser-irradiated Tissue, Springer 2:nd edition, 2011. Alternatively: Tuchin, V: Light scattering methods and instruments for medical diagnostics, SPIE, Berllingham, Washington, USA 2000. Many books are available as e-books. See for instance the course library page for the course Biomedical Physics (FAFF35) here. In addition, extra course material provided via the homepage of the course.

Lectures: 24 h

Exercises: 15 h

Laboratory work: 10 h

Formal course plan (Swe External)

Formal course plan (Eng External)