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Course number and title: EE176 Lasers in Biomedical Applications
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: A. Ozcan (ozcan@ee.ucla.edu)
Course type: Lecture
Required or Elective: A pathway course.
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 3 hrs/week.
Dicussion: 1 hr/week.
Outside Study: 8 hrs/week.
Office Hours: 2 hrs/week by instructor. 2 hrs/week by TA.
 
Course Assessment:
Homework: 4 assignments.
Project Reports: 1 project.
Exams: 1 midterm and 1 final.
Design: 1 presentation.
 
Grading Policy: Typically, 10% homework, 15% project, 10% presentation, 25% midterm, 40% final.
Course Prerequisites: EE101.
Catalog Description: Study of different types of optical systems and their physics background. Examination of their roles in current and projected biomedical applications. Specific capabilities of photonics to be related to each example.  
Textbook and any related course material:
Lasers and Optical Fibers in Medicine by Abraham Katzir.
Introduction to Biophotonics by Paras N. Prasad.
 
Course Website
Topics covered in the course and level of coverage:
Types of laser systems. 12 hrs.
Operation of laser systems. 12 hrs.
Role of laser systems in biomedical applications. 12 hrs.
Course objectives and their relation to the Program Educational Objectives:  
Contribution of the course to the Professional Component:
Engineering Topics: 0 %
General Education: 0 %
Mathematics & Basic Sciences: 0 %
Expected level of proficiency from students entering the course:
Mathematics: Average
Physics: Average
Chemistry: Average
Technical writing: Average
Computer Programming: Not Applicable
Material available to students and department at end of course:
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students
Available to
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instructor
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TA(s)
Course Objectives and Outcomes Form: X X X X
Lecture notes, homework assignments, and solutions: X X X X
Samples of exam solutions from 2 students: X
Course performance form from student surveys: X X
Will this course involve computer assignments? NO Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? YES

  Level of contribution of course to Program Outcomes
(g) Strong  
(h) Strong  
(i) Average  
(j) Strong  
(k) Average  
Strong: (g) (h) (j)
Average: (i) (k)

:: Upon completion of this course, students will have had an opportunity to learn about the following ::
  Specific Course Outcomes Program Outcomes
1. Types of laser systems. h j
2. Operation of laser systems. h j
3. Role of laser systems in biomedical applications. h j
4. Student critical reading of articles and presentations on lasers in biomedical applications. g h k
5. Opportunities to interact with the instructor and the TA on a weekly basis to further student understanding of course material. i

  Program outcomes and how they are covered by the specific course outcomes
(g)   Student critical reading of articles and presentations on lasers in biomedical applications.  
(h)   Types of laser systems.  
  Operation of laser systems.  
  Role of laser systems in biomedical applications.  
  Student critical reading of articles and presentations on lasers in biomedical applications.  
(i)   Opportunities to interact with the instructor and the TA on a weekly basis to further student understanding of course material.  
(j)   Types of laser systems.  
  Operation of laser systems.  
  Role of laser systems in biomedical applications.  
(k)   Student critical reading of articles and presentations on lasers in biomedical applications.  

:: Last modified: February 2013 by J. Lin ::

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