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Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics Advanced (Honours) | 2017
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics Advanced (Honours)
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 757603
The Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics Advanced (Honours) degree is designed to produce graduates with the specialist skills necessary to find employment in hospital radiation oncology and nuclear medicine departments, in academic institutions or industry. Graduates understand radiation interactions, dosimetry, detectors and instrument design related to medical physics, health physics, nuclear physics, radiation safety, and accelerator and reactor physics. Computer programming related to cancer treatment planning, particle transport and medical imaging is also taught.
The Honours year is entirely devoted to Medical Physics topics. It has a substantial 24-credit point research component which is carried out in collaboration with community, local, state or federal organisations. This research project is supported by three special subjects which deal with the major activities of a Medical Radiation Physicist: Medical Imaging; Nuclear Medicine; Radiobiology and Radiation Protection.
Professional medical physicists from major hospitals in the State will deliver key lectures and practical work as well as co-supervising thesis work. Students will find that they will move easily into employment and/or postgraduate work in this specialised area.
Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|PHYS141||Fundamentals of Physics A||6||Autumn|
|MEDI100||Human Structure and Function||6||Autumn|
|MATH187||Mathematics 1: Algebra and Differential Calculus||6||Autumn|
|MEDI112||Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology II||6||Spring|
|MATH188||Mathematics 2: Series and Integral Calculus||6||Spring|
|PHYS142||Fundamentals of Physics B||6||Spring|
|Plus TWO electives from the General Schedule (6cp each)|
|PHYS205||Advanced Modern Physics||6||Autumn|
|MATH201||Multivariate and Vector Calculus||6||Autumn|
|PHYS235||Mechanics & Thermodynamics||6||Autumn|
|MATH202||Differential Equations 2||6||Spring|
|PHYS215||Vibrations, Waves & Optics||6||Spring|
|PHYS225||Electromagnetism and Optoelectronics||6||Spring|
|PHYS365||Detection of Radiation: Neutrons, Electrons and X Rays||6||Autumn|
|PHYS366||Physics of Radiotherapy||6||Autumn|
|Plus ONE elective from the General Schedule (6cp)|
|PHYS461||Radiobiology and Radiation Protection||6||Spring|
|PHYS457||Research Project||24||Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018|
The Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics Advanced Honours degree conforms to the requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Physics and the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine.