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MAS in Medical Physics Information
Compulsory Courses (for both Directions)
465-0954-00LAnatomy and Physiology for Medical Physicists IIO2 credits2VM. Messerli
AbstractPhysiology and Anatomy for Medical Physicists I & II starts with basics in biochemistry and cell physiology related to human physiology and it continues with an introduction into the functions and properties of tissues, organs, systems of organs and the human body as a organism.
ObjectiveThe course provides for basic knowledge of the human body and its functions essential for Medical Physicists, who plan to interact with medical research groups, to read papers written in professional medical language or to attend interdisciplinary or medical meetings.
ContentPhysiology and Anatomy for Medical Physicists provides an introduction into the functions and structural properties of tissues, organs, sytems of organs and the human body as an organism. The first part starts with the basics in biochemistry and cellphysiology related to human physiology. The main part of the course is dedicated to the most important systems of organs (respiratory system, heart and circulation, nervous system, digestion, secretion and reins, skeleton and muscles, protective systems, milieu interne, reproduction, senses). Anatomy and physiology are discussed integrated in the thematical order. Each topic is preceded by some comments concerning biology, evolution and/or embryology. The content of the lessons is addressed to physicists and engineers and an emphasis is set to medical terminology. In a supplementary part of the course a few topics in applied physiology will be presented.
465-0952-00LBiomedical PhotonicsO3 credits2VM. Frenz
AbstractThe lecture introduces the principles of generation, propagation and detection of light and its therapeutic and diagnostic application in medicine.
ObjectiveThe lecture provides knowledge about light sources and light delivery systems, optical biomedical imaging techniques, optical measurement technologies and their specific applications in medicine. Fundamental principles will be accompanied by practical and contemporary examples. Different selected optical systems used in diagnostics and therapy will be discussed.
ContentOptics always was strongly connected to the observation and interpretation of physiological phenomenon. The basic knowledge of optics for example was initially gained by studying the function of the human eye. Nowadays, biomedical optics is an independent research field that is no longer restricted to the observation of physiological processes but studies diagnostic and therapeutic problems in medicine. A basic prerequisite for applying optical techniques in medicine is the understanding of the physical properties of light, the light propagation in and its interaction with tissue. The lecture gives inside into the generation, propagation and detection of light, its propagation in tissue and into selected optical applications in medicine. Various optical imaging techniques (optical coherence tomography or optoacoustics) as well as therapeutic laser applications (refractive surgery, photodynamic therapy or nanosurgery) will be discussed.
Lecture noteswill be provided via Internet (Ilias)
Literature- M. Born, E. Wolf, "Principles of Optics", Pergamon Press
- B.E.A. Saleh, M.C. Teich, "Fundamentals of Photonics", John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
- O. Svelto, "Principles of Lasers", Plenum Press
- J. Eichler, T. Seiler, "Lasertechnik in der Medizin", Springer Verlag
- M.H. Niemz, "Laser-Tissue Interaction", Springer Verlag
- A.J. Welch, M.J.C. van Gemert, "Optical-thermal response of laser-irradiated tissue", Plenum Press
Prerequisites / NoticeLanguage of instruction: English
This is the same course unit (465-0952-00L) with former course title "Medical Optics".
465-0958-00LAudiological AcousticsO1 credit1VF. Pfiffner
AbstractAfter introducing acoustic objects of the physical world the detection, analysis and perception of these signals in the peripheral and central auditory system is described. Emphasis is put on understanding the processing mechanisms in the human auditory system in the aim of restoring impaired auditory function with medical technology.
ObjectiveThe understanding of the human hearing organ, the processing of complex acoustic signals and hearing rehabilitation possibilities with medical devices (hearing aid and implantable hearing aid systems).
ContentPhysiology and anatomy of the human organ of hearing, fundamentals of acoustics, audiological (Hearing) diagnostic procedures with acoustics, psychoacoustics and electrophysiology methods
hearing losses and hearing rehabilitation
LiteratureATCHERSON, Samuel R.; STOODY, Tina M. (Hg.). Auditory electrophysiology: a clinical guide. Thieme, 2012.
ROESER, Ross J., et al. Audiology-Diagnosis. New York: Thieme, 2007, 2007.
KOMPIS, Martin. Audiologie. Huber, 2009.
KATZ, Jack; Handbook of clinical audiology, 2002.
227-0396-00LEXCITE Interdisciplinary Summer School on Bio-Medical Imaging Information Restricted registration - show details
The school admits 60 MSc or PhD students with backgrounds in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, computer science or engineering based on a selection process.

Students have to apply for acceptance by April 22, 2019. To apply a curriculum vitae and an application letter need to be submitted. The notification of acceptance will be given by May 24, 2019. Further information can be found at:
O4 credits6GS. Kozerke, G. Csúcs, J. Klohs-Füchtemeier, S. F. Noerrelykke, M. P. Wolf
AbstractTwo-week summer school organized by EXCITE (Center for EXperimental & Clinical Imaging TEchnologies Zurich) on biological and medical imaging. The course covers X-ray imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear imaging, ultrasound imaging, infrared and optical microscopy, electron microscopy, image processing and analysis.
ObjectiveStudents understand basic concepts and implementations of biological and medical imaging. Based on relative advantages and limitations of each method they can identify preferred procedures and applications. Common foundations and conceptual differences of the methods can be explained.
ContentTwo-week summer school on biological and medical imaging. The course covers concepts and implementations of X-ray imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear imaging, ultrasound imaging, infrared and optical microscopy and electron microscopy. Multi-modal and multi-scale imaging and supporting technologies such as image analysis and modeling are discussed. Dedicated modules for physical and life scientists taking into account the various backgrounds are offered.
Lecture notesHand-outs, Web links
Prerequisites / NoticeThe school admits 60 MSc or PhD students with backgrounds in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, computer science or engineering based on a selection process. To apply a curriculum vitae, a statement of purpose and applicants references need to be submitted. Further information can be found at:
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