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)
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.
HSC Physics and HSC Mathematics