2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Medical Radiation Physics | 2017

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The Medical Radiation Physics minor provides a broad foundation in the enabling sciences of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. Building on this foundation with biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, a student is able to develop a holistic view of the operation of the human organism. In addition they will develop an understanding of the scientific principles underlying physiological processes, and medical technologies and instrumentation.

This minor provides a pathway into the Master of Science (Medical Radiation Physics), and via that into the training program for accreditation as a medical physicist in the Australian medical system. It also provides an excellent platform for those wishing to engage in postgraduate medical research in a broad range of areas, as well those simply wishing to pursue graduate entry into medicine.

Minor Structure

The schedule for students undertaking the Medical Radiation Physics minor for the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health for 2nd and 3rd year, including core and minor subjects is detailed below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 2
BIOL213 Principles of Biochemistry* 6 Autumn
CHEM212 Organic Chemistry II* 6 Autumn
MEDI211 Control Mechanisms Physiology* 6 Autumn
PHYS141 Fundamentals of Physics A 6 Autumn
BIOL214 The Biochemistry of Energy and Metabolism 6 Spring
BIOL215 Introductory Genetics* 6 Spring
PHYS142 Fundamentals of Physics B 6 Spring
NMIH205 Cultural Competence in Health Care Practice* 6 Spring
Year 3
CHEM358 Pharmacology* 6 Autumn. First offered in 2018
MATH187 Mathematics 1: Algebra and Differential Calculus 6 Autumn
PHYS205 Advanced Modern Physics 6 Autumn
BIOL341 Immunity and Infection* 6 Spring. First offered in 2018
MATH188 Mathematics 2: Series and Integral Calculus 6 Spring
PHYS255 Radiation Physics 6 Spring
MEDI380 Integrated Science in Medicine (iSIM)* 12 Annual. First offered in 2018

*Subjects required for the course common core. These subjects are listed on the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health main page.

Last reviewed: 14 November, 2016