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MPhys Physics with Theoretical Physics
Year of entry: 2024
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Course unit details:
|Unit level||Level 4|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|Introduction to Quantum Mechanics||PHYS20101||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|Mathematics of Waves and Fields||PHYS20171||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
This course introduces students to the physics of medical lasers and light, including light tissue interactions; the properties of lasers and light, and delivery systems that are beneficial in medical applications; how light is utilised for imaging, diagnostic and therapeutic medical applications; and reviews selected medical applications.
1. Classify and describe the mechanisms associated with the interaction of light with tissue;
3. Compare imaging, optical diagnostic and therapeutic applications in medicine and predict which are most appropriate for applications;
4. Discuss selected applications of lasers and optical techniques which are presently important in medicine
1. Basic Tissue Optics and Laser Radiation – Tissue Interaction
4. Selected Medical Application
Laser surgery and microsurgery
Photomechanical applications in ophthalmology, lithotripsy
Selected applications in dermatology, ophthalmology, urology and dentistry.
Feedback will be offered via comments on Blackboard for the continuously assessed elements of the unit.
Katzir, A., Lasers and Optical Fibers in Medicine, (Academic 1993)
Waynant, R.W., Lasers in Medicine, (CRC Press 2001)
Niemz, M.H. Laser-Tissue Interactions, (Springer 1996)
Welch, A.J. & van Gemert, M.J.C. Optical-Thermal Response of Laser-Irradiated Tissue, (Plenum 1995)
Optical Radiation Techniques in Medicine and Biology in Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 42, No. 5, May 1997
To be supplemented by further recommended texts.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment written exam||1|
|Independent study hours|
|Mark Dickinson||Unit coordinator|