MDPH403-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Radiation Physics

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020

Description

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

The aim of the course is to provided participants with a general knowledge of the physical principles that form the foundations for the use of ionising radiation primarily in medicine (both therapy and diagnostic), and, to a lesser degree, in industry.

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

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 E13 (18/2-17/3)
- (24/3, 21/4-26/5)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 241 (19/2-18/3)
- (25/3, 22/4, 6/5-27/5)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 239 (21/2-20/3)
- (24/4-29/5)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Konstantin Pavlov

Assessment

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


NB: A pass in the final exam is required to pass the course.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,054.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST 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

  • MDPH403-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020