Undergraduate Program

Undergrad Courses

Jeff Carson
Dr.  Jeffrey Carson
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Introduction to Biomedical Optics

An introduction to the physical and biophysical principles
underlying the methodology and technology for the
medical uses of light including diagnostic and
therapeutic applications. Specific areas will include:
instrumentation which involves light detection
and analysis, light spectroscopy which involves
photodynamic therapy and diffuse optical tomography
and optical imaging.

Course Objectives and Outline

Prerequisite(s): One of Calculus 1000A/B or
1500A/B or the former 1100A/B plus one of
Calculus 1301A/B
or 1501A/B
, or Applied Mathematics 1413; one of Physics
, 1301A/B, 1401A/B or 1501A/B,
plus one of Physics 1029A/B, 1302A/B, 1402A/B
or 1502A/B, or one of the former Physics 1020,
1024 or 1026. Although typically taken in third year,
this course is open to second-year students
with a minimum average of 75% in first year.
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 0.5




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