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Area/Catalogue
PHYS 2004

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
012633

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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
School of Engineering

Course aim

To provide students with an overview of the application of physical and engineering principles, concepts and techniques to medical physics, biology and medicine. To extend the students knowledge and understanding of some of the laws, principles and theories of physics, and to develop an appreciation of how they operate in experimental and applied physics with a particular focus on medical and bio-physics.

Course content

Nuclear Physics, Radioactivity and Applications: Review of basic concepts, properties of ionising radiation, radiation detectors, theory of alpha, beta and gamma-emission, decay processes, stable isotopes and their detection, isotopes for natural, environmental and forensic science.

Medical Sensing: Introduction to optical sensing, optical fibre sensors, bio-medical sensors & sensing techniques.

Radiation Physics: Ionizing radiation, sources of radiation, radiation interaction with matter, biological effects of
radiation, medical treatments and health physics.

Physics for Medical Radiations: Nuclear and x-ray physics, inc. Practical component.


Textbook(s)

Giancoli C. D. 2009, Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics, 4, Pearson Prentice Hall

Prerequisite(s)

Completion of first year calculus-based physics courses of a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 4 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 2 hours x 6 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
Quizzes and Assignments N/A 30% N/A
Practical - Reports N/A 15% N/A
Examination N/A 55% 2 x 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* 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

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