Biochips and Medical Imaging


Stanford School of Engineering



Recent cutting-edge, translational research in diagnostics and nano-therapies is having a major influence on how we treat and prevent cancer and cardiovascular diseases. This course covers state-of-the-art and emerging bio-sensors, bio-chips, imaging modalities and nano-therapies studied in the context of human biology and physiology—the nervous system, circulatory system and immune system.

Please note that this course is cross listed with SBIO225 and MATSCI225


None, however, a basic knowledge of electromagnetism, optics, chemistry, thermodynamics or human biology will be complementary.

Topics include

  • Molecular and cellular biology
  • The nervous, circulatory and immune system
  • Cancer and cardiovascular disease
  • DNA, RNA and protein sensor arrays
  • In-vivo medical imaging
  • Molecular imaging modalities such as MRI, PET and photoacoustic imaging

Note on Course Availability

The course schedule is displayed for planning purposes – courses can be modified, changed, or cancelled. Course availability will be considered finalized on the first day of open enrollment. For quarterly enrollment dates, please refer to our graduate education section.

010 Winter 2020-21 Online

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Dates:January 11 - March 19, 2021
Units: 3.00
Delivery Option:
For Credit $4,056.00
Notes: Pre-registration Dates: November 2, 2020 at 9:00am to December 4, 2020 at 5:00pm

Pre-registration for this course will secure your enrollment request and ensure timely processing of your application for potential course approval. Please note: course enrollment will be confirmed after December 11, 2020; after completing your pre-registration, no further action is required on your part.


This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.