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Physics and instrumentation for radiation therapy 1 (6 points)


Leader: Dr Ray Budd

Clayton Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This unit will instruct students in the areas of; introductory radiation protection, fundamentals of radiation physics and applied mathematics, radioactivity, production of X-rays, radiation detectors, interaction of radiation with matter, conventional radiographic equipment, radiographic imaging, kilovoltage X-ray equipment, the linear accelerator, radiotherapy simulators and portal imaging, quality assurance physics, radiation dose calculations and radiation dose distributions.

Assessment: One written examination (three hours): 70% + Three assignments: 30%

Prerequisites: Admission into the Master of Radiation Therapy course

Corequisites: RAD4010, RAD4012

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