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Biophotonics and Microscopy - PHYS5025

Year - 2018

Biophotonics is the use of optical techniques to probe living tissue either via imaging or spectral analysis. In this course we cover the basics of imaging in tissue and cover the principles of the main microscopy techniques: fluorescence imaging, confocal microscopy, two-photon microscopy, optical coherence tomography and endoscopic imaging. Using EMU facilities, students will be provided with practical training in these techniques. Approaches to biochemical detection, Raman spectroscopy, surface plasmon sensors will be covered. The course will also include lectures on laser tweezers and microfluidics, both of which are used for analyzing small biological samples.

Classes
One 1-hour lecture per week and an average of 0.5 hour tutorials and 1.5 practical hours per week over the semester.

Assessment
One 2-hour examination, three assignments, and practical assessment.

Details

Faculty: Science

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Physics Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Boris Kuhlmey
HECS Band: 2
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