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BP5008: RADIATION IN MEDICINE (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:00


Course Overview

This course introduces students to fundamental aspects of radiation physics, including the mechanisms of interaction of radiation with matter. The basic concepts and techniques of radiation therapy are covered, as are the fundamentals of radiation protection. Applications of non-ionising radiation in medicine are also covered.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Andy Welch

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either MSc Medical Physics (Studied) or MSc Medical Imaging (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Lectures and tutorials covering radiation physics, radiobiology, radiotherapy techniques, treatment planning and radiation protection.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Medical Imaging
  • MSc Medical Physics

Contact Teaching Time

65 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1 one hour written examination (66.67%); continuous assessment (33.33%).

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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