The Course provides the fundamentals of biophotonics, and biophotonic systems, devices and instruments. Their design, fabrication and applications are considered, evidencing the cutting-edge between biology and photonics.  In a combination of laboratory and classroom exercises, students will evaluate of optical properties of biological media and learn computational methods for data e image processing. The course content covers: electronic and Raman spectroscopy, lasers and their applications in medicine, imaging systems for bio-medical diagnostics, confocal and multiphoton microscopy, nanoscopy for cell imaging, molecular imaging based on optical methods, optical coherence tomography and flow-cytometry.

The course aims at providing students with competences on the principles of operation of a number of medical devices and systems, including the imaging technologies used for the diagnosis and treatment of pathologies.