Biomedical Physics 2

Module PH2002

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

PH2002 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • General catalogue of special courses
  • Specific catalogue of special courses for Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Specific catalogue of special courses for Biophysics

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 40 h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH2002 is Franz Pfeiffer.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


This course is the second part of a lecture series, which deals with the physical principles of biomedical applications.

The content of the second part includes the physical principles of radiation therapy using ionizing radiation, laser applications and microscopy.

The course continues the first part of the series "Biomedical Physics 1", but can also be visited without prior knowledge. 

Learning Outcome

After successful participation in this module the student is able to:
1. describe the physical principles of radiotherapy techniques

2. name laser applications in medicine and understand the underlying laser tissue interactions

3. explain various methods used in microscopy and compare their advantages and disadvantages


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Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Biomedizinische Physik 2 Pfeiffer, F. Wilkens, J. Montag, 10:00–12:00

Learning and Teaching Methods

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Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In an oral exam the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.

In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as a written test. In this case the time duration is 60 minutes.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester.

Condensed Matter

When atoms interact things can get interesting. Fundamental research on the underlying properties of materials and nanostructures and exploration of the potential they provide for applications.

Nuclei, Particles, Astrophysics

A journey of discovery to understanding our world at the subatomic scale, from the nuclei inside atoms down to the most elementary building blocks of matter. Are you ready for the adventure?


Biological systems, from proteins to living cells and organisms, obey physical principles. Our research groups in biophysics shape one of Germany's largest scientific clusters in this area.