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Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics | 2018
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 757616
The Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics 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.
Professional medical physicists from major hospitals in the State will deliver key lectures and practical work as well as co-supervising thesis work.
Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements
Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:
|1||Identify medical radiation related instrumentation and apply techniques associated with diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology.|
|2||Compare theoretical, practical and professional information and communicate knowledge, ideas and procedures to other health care professionals/practitioners, researchers and other key stakeholders.|
|3||Identify the biological effects of radiation and its application for radiation safety and for radiation treatment.|
|4||Apply knowledge of the basic structure and function of the human body relevant to clinical diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology.|
|5||Classify radiation and radioactivity, its properties, units of measure, dosimetry measurement concepts and methods.|
|6||Identify radiation safety practices and procedures associated with diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology.|
|7||Employ independent learning strategies to self-evaluate and update professional knowledge of innovations in medical radiation physics|
|8||Apply knowledge of fundamental physical laws to analyse behaviour and properties of a variety of physical systems.|
All students must complete the required number of credit points (144) and satisfy all course requirements for the degree, pursuant to course structure below. The Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics normally takes three years to complete if commenced in Autumn session. All students must take particular notice of the Course Rules regarding minimum rate of progress.
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|MEDI100||Human Structure and Function||6||Autumn|
|MATH187||Mathematics 1: Algebra and Differential Calculus||6||Autumn|
|PHYS141||Fundamentals of Physics A||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 (6cp each) chosen from the General Schedule.|
|MATH201||Multivariate and Vector Calculus||6||Autumn|
|PHYS205||Advanced Modern Physics||6||Autumn|
|PHYS235||Mechanics & Thermodynamics||6||Spring|
|MATH202||Differential Equations 2||6||Spring|
|PHYS215||Vibrations, Waves & Optics||6||Autumn|
|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 (6cp) chosen from the General Schedule.|
Before completing the degree students with a WAM of 80 or more can apply for admission to the Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics Advanced (Honours). For further information, it is highly recommended that you speak with your program coordinator.
The Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics degree conforms to the requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Physics and the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine.