course: Plasmamedicine

number:
141281
teaching methods:
lecture with tutorials
media:
computer based presentation
responsible person:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Awakowicz
lecturer:
Jun. Prof. Dr. Andrew R. Gibson (ETIT)
language:
english
HWS:
3
CP:
4
offered in:
winter term

dates in winter term

  • start: Monday the 14.10.2019
  • lecture Mondays: from 10:15 to 11.45 o'clock in ID 03/419
  • tutorial Mondays: from 09:15 to 10.00 o'clock in ID 03/419

Exam

All statements pertaining to examination modalities (for the summer/winter term of 2020) are given with reservations. Changes due to new requirements from the university will be announced as soon as possible.

Date according to prior agreement with lecturer.

Form of exam:oral
Registration for exam:Directly with the lecturer
Duration:30min

goals

The students have gained an interest in plasma technology and an understanding of the technical procedures involved in investigating plasmas for medical applications. They have also gained an underlying understanding of the biological and medical concepts related to current and potential applications of plasma technology in medicine.

content

Plasma medicine is a research area that is relatively new and rapidly evolving. A range of applications of plasmas for medical purposes are investigated internationally, for example, in wound healing, cancer therapy, and dental medicine. The interaction of plasmas with biological systems is a crucial aspect in the development of plasma technology for use in these applications. This lecture gives insight into this very vivid and topical research area. The topics included in the lecture aim to provide knowledge of the biological and medical basics relevant to plasma medicine as well as covering some of the main medical applications of plasma technology that are in development. The lectures are organised as follows:

  1. Plasma basics with a focus on atmospheric pressure plasmas
  2. Plasma sources for plasma medicine
  3. Plasma components and modes of action
  4. Influence of plasmas on eukaryotic cells
  5. Safety aspects and clinical trials
  6. Plasmas for dermatology and wound healing
  7. Plasmas for cancer therapy
  8. Plasmas for dental medicine
  9. Limitations

requirements

keine

recommended knowledge

none

miscellaneous

A password is required to enrol to the affiliated Plasma Medicine Moodle Course. This will be distributed in the classes.