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Radiologic physics (4 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Peter Wells

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: A review of fundamental physics concepts including mathematics. Units of measurement. Mechanics and heat. Atomic structure and electromagnetic radiation. Electricity, magnetism and electromagnetism. X-rays and their production. X-ray emission and interactions between x-rays and matter. Attenuation of x-rays and filters. Principles of radioactivity and nuclear transformation. Introduction to radiation therapy principles. Foundation principles of radiation protection together with statutory requirements. Introduction to computer imaging in medicine.

Assessment: Examination (3 hours): 75% + Laboratory work: 25%

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