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Area/Catalogue
PHYS 2007

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101510

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Engineering

Course aim

To further develop the student’s knowledge and understanding of the physics and principles of operation of equipment used in Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy.

Course content

Magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]; Nuclear medicine; Quality assurance in nuclear medicine; Mammography; Radiotherapy [Conformal]; Radiotherapy [Electron and heavy ion]; Treatment planning; Brachytherapy; Unsealed source therapy; Quality assurance in radiotherapy; Radiation protection [Radiotherapy and nuclear medicine].

Textbook(s)

Bushberg JT, Seibert JA, Leidholdt Jr E, Boone JM 2012, (For all strands) The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging, 3, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Chandra R 2004, (For Nuclear Medicine strand) Nuclear Medicine Physics: The Basics, 6, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Khan FM 2010, (For Radiation Therapy strand) The Physics of Radiation Therapy, 4, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
PHYS 2006 Physics for Medical Radiation 3

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour 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, CITY EAST
Essay approx 2500 words 20% N/A
Tutorial Quizzes N/A 20% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 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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