Medical Photonics

Course organization

The interdisciplinary training of students in medicine, life sciences, physics and chemistry is a central goal of this master's degree programme. At the same time it is a big challenge, since students with different knowledge and skills have to be taught.


Block-Adjustment Adjustment modules offered at the beginning of the master programme aim at complementing the students' knowledge in the neighboring disciplines. Modules in this block impart knowledge in human biology for students of physics (P) and chemistry (C), mathematics and physics for students of medicine (M) and biology as well as an introduction to physical chemistry and spectroscopy for students of physics (P) and life sciences/ medicine (M). 


Block-FundamentalsAdditional modules within the block Fundamentals give the students training in basic skills such as programming, statistics and image processing, which is fundamental to all other modules. 


Block-SpecializationElective courses (Block Specialization) allow students to focus in more depth on special topics of Medical Photonics, such as microscopy, spectroscopy and diagnostics as well as clinical applications of these techniques










A practical lab course, during which students can carry out experiments in setups located in the departments of physics, physical chemistry and physiology, allows students in the 1st and 2nd semester to put the theory into practice. A research oriented practical course during the 3rd semester provides the possibility to participate in a current research project of one of the research groups participating in the master degree programme and introduces the student to the topic of his/her master thesis. 


The figure below gives an overview of the modules offered in the M.Sc. Medical Photonics programme


A pdf of the module catalogue can be downloaded here.


Contact persons for questions related to the Master degreee programme Medical Photonics:

Dr. Holger Babovsky
Tel: 03641-9-33623

Prof. Dr. Christoph Biskup
AG Biomolekulare Photonik
Universitätsklinikum Jena
Nonnenplan 4
07740 Jena
Tel: 03641-9-397800
Fax: 03641-9-397802

Contact persons for general questions (i.e. application/enrolment process):

Tel: 03641-9-31126


The master degree programme starts only in winter terms. A regsitration to this program is only possible from April 1st to July 15th. More information about the application process can be found here.
Please, submit your applications via the Master-Online-Application-System of the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena.