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# Lecture1 - Photomedicine BME135/Biosci.130D Instructor Prof...

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Photomedicine BME135/Biosci.130D Instructor: Prof. Berns; [email protected] Course Coordinator: Dr. Nicole Wakida [email protected] TA’s : Peter Yu (BioSci); Michael Klopfer [email protected] (BME) Books: No required book to purchase. Assignments are made in Berns and Greulich, 2007 on digital access through UCI Science Library. Also two books on reserve at Science Library: Niemz 1996 and Berns 1972.

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Grading 3 exams equal weight: 75% (make-ups not given unless you have a doctor’s note or a letter from a university official) 5 discussion section quizzes: 25% If you fill out 80% (14/18) of the lecture evaluations (via website) and your final grade is on the borderline between a grade break you will get the higher grade.

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Need to understand the basics of light interaction with tissues and cells. Assignment: Berns & Greulich, pg 735 – 743 Optional: Niemz, Chapters 2 and 3
Common Units centi = 10 -1 milli = 10 -3 micro = 10 -6 nano = 10 -9 pico = 10 -12 femto = 10 -15 atto = 10 -18 kilo = 10 3 mega = 10 6 giga = 10 9 tera = 10 12

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Unit of light = photon also called a “radiation quantum”
Photon has energy (electron volts)= E E = h · c/ λ h = Planck’s constant = 4.14x10 -15 eV sec C = speed of light = 3x10 10 cm/sec* λ = wavelength = cm** * also expressed as M/sec ** can also be expressed as nm, or µm

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