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Area/Catalogue
PHYS 2001

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
009140

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA STEM

Course aim

To extend the students’:

  • experience in collecting, analysing and reporting experimental data; 
  • knowledge and understanding of a range of experimental equipment and techniques employed in experimental and applied physics;
  • practical experience in Applied Physics.

Course content

A course in advanced experimental work, under supervision, in the areas of medical radiations and instrumentation physics. Experimental work is supported by resource sessions on each topic.
Medical Radiations: Radiation quantities and units, biological effects of ionising radiation, x-ray production and properties, radiation monitoring, attenuation of radiation in matter, half-life determination, radiation scattering.
Instrumentation Physics: Fundamental concepts, linear resistive networks, dependent sources, operational amplifiers, non-linear circuit elements, digital circuits and applications, microprocessors.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Completion of year 1 level physics in a major/minor of the Bachelor of Science or equivalent Engineering degree.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture (Resource sessions to cover the body of the material and illustrate it with examples and applications.) 2 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 3 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Practical Reports - Instrumentation Physics N/A 50% N/A
Practical - Reports Medical Radiations N/A 25% N/A
Test N/A 25% 1 hour

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the university. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

Course Coordinators

Prof John Thomas
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UniSA STEM

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