Biomedical Optics OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Study Course on Optical Technologies

Published Jan 15, 2009

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In recent years optical technologies have become more commonly used in the fields of biomedical research and health care. 'Biomedical Optics,' an OpenCourseWare offered by MIT, explore concepts like how light spreads in tissues, bright and dark fields and phrase contrast microscopy. Graduate students in health science-related degree programs, such as the Master of Science degree in Health Science Technology will find this course beneficial.

Biomedical Optics : Course Specifics

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Biomedical Optics: Course Description

'Biomedical Optics' is a free course taught by Professors Brett Bouma, Johannes de Boer and Guillermo Tearney from the MIT Department of Health Sciences and Technology. This course helps students to develop the skills and abilities necessary for conducting research in the field of biomedical optics as it relates to human and animal research. Students will receive an overview of current clinical and biological issues that can be solved with the application of biomedical optic technologies. Students will study a variety of technologies, including microscopy, lasers and fiber optics.

The course materials included are lecture notes and written assignments. If you would like to take advantage of this free course, visit the biomedical optics course page.

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