MBE6118 - Biomedical Photonics

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2017/18

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This aim of this course is to develop students’ knowledge and understanding about the fundamental principles of biophotonics and their applications to real-world devices. The topical coverage includes single-scatterer theories, Monte Carlo modelling of photon transport in biological tissue, sensing of optical properties and spectroscopy, ballistic imaging and microscopy, and photoacoustic imaging. Following the completion of this course, students will have a good understanding of photon-tissue interaction and the various methods and instruments used in biomedical optical research and clinical applications. 

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering