|Semester 2, 2022 Online|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||27 June 2022|
Examiner: Joanna Turner
A knowledge of physical principles is required to understand a number of techniques of medical physics and the functioning of aspects of the human body. This course on medical physics will enable those pursuing a career as a scientist, science educator, biomedical scientist or other professional to understand the concepts underlying techniques used in modern medicine and diagnosis.
An understanding of the physical processes that govern some diagnostic techniques and the functioning of aspects of the human body will be provided. The topics covered are the eye and light, fibre optics and lasers, sound and hearing, ultrasonics, electrical signals, pressure, X-rays, radionuclides, radiotherapy, measuring and safety with ionising radiation, detectors and magnetic resonance imaging.
Course learning outcomes
On completion of this course students should be able to:
- Identify, interpret and explore key physics concepts within medical physics applications/scenarios;
- Apply instructions to prepare and assess physics experiments for analysis;
- Identify and explain different concepts, theories and processes associated with physics experiments;
- Record results of experiments and use the collected data to write full and abbreviated reports;
- Analyse and solve problems in medical physics applications.
|1.||Eye and light||10.00|
|2.||Fibre optics and lasers||10.00|
|3.||Sound and hearing||10.00|
|10.||Measurement and safety with radiation||5.00|
|11.||Detectors and magnetic resonance imaging||10.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.
|Weighting (%)||Course learning outcomes|
|Report A1 of 2||No||15||1,2,3,4|
|Report A2 of 2||No||15||1,5|
|Time limited online examinatn||No||50||1,5|