Course: Laser in medicine

Course no. :n/a
ECTS credits:2.5
Available: winter term summer term
Course type:Lecture/practical exercises
Exam type:Written e. 1h or oral examine
Exam requirements: 
Objectives:At the end of the modul students are able to understand the advantages and fields of application of lasers in medicine as well as the construction of medical laser systems. They can explain the basics of optics and the generation of laser radiation as well as classify the different types of laser beam sources. The students can describe the most important processes of laser beam machining in medicine and can compare the advantages and process limits. They can sketch the structure of the system technology of laser material processing systems. The students can illustrate the interaction processes between laser radiation and tissue for disease treatment. They can quote the main areas of application of lasers for disease treatment.
Course contents:Introduction to laser technology (physical basics, laser beam generation, optical components), overview of the main processes of laser beam machining to produce (laser based additive manufacturing of metals and plastic materials) and machining (laser polishing, laser marking, laser ablation) of medical devices and implants as well as laser-tissue interactions for disease treatment (dermatology, dentistry, ophthalmology)
Literature:1) Bäuerle , J.; Eichler, H. J.: Laser – Grundlagen und Anwendungen in Photonik, Technik, Medizin und Kunst; 2009; Weinheim : WILEY-VCH; ISBN: 978-3-527-40803-0
2) Bille, J.; Schlegel, W.: Medizinische Physik 3 – medizinische Laserphysik; 2005; Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York; ISBN 3-540-65255-8
3) Bliedtner, J.; Müller, H.; Barz, A.: Lasermaterialbearbeitung; 2013, Fachbuchverlag
available in modul:technical compulsory elective bachelor in semester 6