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Considerations of education in the field of biophotonics in engineering: the experience of the subject Fundamentals of Biophotonics

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.

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 Authorship: Fanjul-Vélez F., Arce-Diego J.,

 Congress: Photonics, Devices and Systems (8ª : 2017 : Praga)

 Publisher: SPIE Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

 Year of publication: 2017

 No. of pages: 7

 Publication type: Conference object

 DOI: 10.1117/12.2292445

 ISSN: 0277-786X,1996-756X

 Spanish project: MAT2015-69508-P

 Publication Url: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2292445