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Medical Radiation Physics - MRTY1031

Year - 2020

MRTY1031 is a Junior level unit designed specifically for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science (MRS) Diagnostic Radiography. It provides a basic knowledge and understanding of concepts in physics relevant to the use of ionising radiation in medicine - specifically X-rays. It presents an examination of the structure of matter, types of ionising radiation and their interactions with matter, all within the context of medical imaging and therapy.

2-hour lecture, 2 hour studio lab, 1-hour tutorial per week and directed independent learning.

On-line quizzes, workshop tutorials, studio lab sessions, assignments, mid-semester test, and final exam (100%).

Ball, Moore and Turner, Essential Physics for Radiographers (4th edn) (2008)

Additional information
Students without the assumed knowledge are strongly advised to enrol in the Foundation Mathematics and Physics Bridging Courses offered prior to the commencement of Semester 1.

Assumed knowledge
HSC Physics and HSC Mathematics


Faculty: Science

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Physics Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof John O'Byrne
HECS Band: 2
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