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Considerations of education in the field of biophotonics in engineering: the experience of the subject fundamentals of biophotonics
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Paper Abstract

Education in the field of photonics is usually somehow complex due to the fact that most of the programs include just a few subjects on the field, apart from specific Master programs in Photonics. There are also specific doctorate programs dealing with photonics. Apart from the problems shared with photonics in education in general, biophotonics specifically needs an interdisciplinary approach between biomedical and technical or scientific fields. In this work, we present our education experience in teaching the subject Fundamentals of Biophotonics, intended preferentially to engineering Bachelor and Master degrees students, but also to science and medicine students. First it was necessary to join a teaching group coming from the scientific technical and medical fields, working together in the subject. This task was easier as our research group, the Applied Optical Techniques group, had previous contacts and experience in working with medicine professors and medical doctors at hospitals. The orientation of the subject, intended for both technical and medical students, has to be carefully selected. All this information could be employed by other education institutions willing to implement studies on biomedical optics.

Paper Details

Date Published:
Proc. SPIE PPR100, Photonics Prague 2017, ; doi: 10.1117/12.2292445
Show Author Affiliations
F. Fanjul-Vélez, Univ. de Cantabria (Spain)
J. L. Arce-Diego, Univ. de Cantabria (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. PPR100:
Photonics Prague 2017
Petr Páta; Dagmar Senderáková; Miroslav Miller; Karel Fliegel, Editor(s)

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