[ 554WMGSLVMV22 ] VL Laser techniques in Medicine

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
1,5 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year (*)Medical Engineering Johannes Heitz 1 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Medical Engineering 2022W
Objectives Basics of laser-material interactions, with respect especially to medical applications
  • Introduction: Laser
  • Interaction of laser light with tissues
  • Laser-induced temperature rise in matter, melting, evaporation
  • Ablation with Short-pulse- und Ultra-short-pulse-Lasers
  • Special applications of lasers in medicine
  • Laser safety
Criteria for evaluation Oral exam or written test
Methods Stepwise development of contents using Powerpoint slides
Language German or English
Study material D. Bäuerle: Laser Processing and Chemistry, 4th Ed. Springer 2011
J. Bille, W. Schlegel: Medizinische Physik 3: Medizinische Laserphysik, Springer 2005
A. Vogel, V. Venugopalan: Mechanisms of Pulsed Laser Ablation of Biological Tissues, Chem. Rev. 2003, 103, 577-644
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment