MDPH403-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Radiation Physics

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 18 February 2019
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 1 March 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 10 May 2019

Description

Ionising radiation, interactions, energy deposition, nuclear models, radiation units, radiation generation, and isotope production.

Summary of the course content:
The topic areas covered are
 basic nuclear physics
 radioactivity
 nuclear reactions
 charged particle ionising radiation
 uncharged ionising radiation
 dosimetric principles, quantities and units, and dosimetry in practice
 neutrons.

Learning Outcomes

To provide an underpinning understanding, and a practical knowledge of
 the types, origins and sources of ionising radiation and its interaction with matter
 the basics of ionising radiation dosimetry
 the principles involved in the detection and measurement of ionising radiation
 the use of basic radiation measuring instruments.

Pre-requisites

Subject to approval of the Head of Department

Restrictions

PHYS403

Equivalent Courses

PHYS403

Course Coordinator

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences on the departments and colleges page

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 10%
Final Exam 60%
Practical 10%
Test 20%

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Please consult the document General Information for Physics and Astronomy Students on the Physics and Astronomy Web Page.
http://www.phys.canterbury.ac.nz/courses/General.pdf

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,033.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences on the department and colleges page.

All MDPH403 Occurrences

  • MDPH403-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019