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2022-2023 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  May 21, 2024
2022-2023 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course is designed to teach the basic principles and applications of optical microscopy and imaging techniques commonly used in biomedical research. The enormous growth of optical microscopy has become an essential tool to investigate biological processes, diagnose diseases and quantitatively measure the biological system at unprecedented cellular and molecular level. It has become increasingly important for biomedical researchers to learn the proper use of optical microscopy, understand the advantages and limitations of each type of optical microscopy and how to apply them for specific biomedical applications. In this course, we will cover the physical principles involved in basic light, basic and advanced optical microscopy techniques. Strong emphasis will be given to biomedical applications for each type of optical microscopy. At the end of the course, a student will have a thorough understanding of basic principles of optical imaging and optical microscopy, learn how to apply optical microscopy to address biological questions and perform basic quantitative image analysis.
Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Grad Letter Grade
Course Requirements: PROG: Swanson School of Engineering

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