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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.
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.
Subject to approval of the Head of Department
Students must attend one activity from each section.
NB: A pass in the final exam is required to pass the course.
Radiation Physics for Medical Physicists;
Introcution to Radiological Physics and Radiation Dosimetry;
John Wiley & Sons, 1991 ((1986, 1991)).
Johns HE & Cunninghma JR;
The Physics of Radiology;
The Physics of Radiation Therapy;
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014.
Radiation Oncology Physics: A handbook for teachers and students;
Course information and content (PDF 176KB)
General Course Information (PDF 163KB)
Domestic fee $1,066.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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.