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Biophotonics Master studies: teaching and training experience at University of Latvia
Author(s): Janis Spigulis

Paper Abstract

Two-year program for Master’s studies on Biophotonics (Biomedical Optics) has been originally developed and carried out at University of Latvia since 1995. The Curriculum contains basic subjects like Fundamentals of Biomedical Optics, Medical Lightguides, Anatomy and Physiology, Lasers and Non-coherent Light Sources, Basic Physics, etc. Student laboratories, special English Terminology and Laboratory-Clinical Praxis are also involved as the training components, and Master project is the final step for the degree award. Life-long learning is supported by several E-courses and an extensive short course for medical laser users “Lasers and Bio-optics in Medicine”. Recently a new inter-university European Social Fund project was started to adapt the program accordingly to the Bologna Declaration guidelines.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9665, Tenth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 96651C (3 June 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.2207536
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Janis Spigulis, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9665:
Tenth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
Marc Nantel, Editor(s)

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