This unit is normally undertaken as part of the Master of Medical Physics degree or in the Graduate Diploma in Medical Physics. Physical and biological aspects of the safe use of ionising radiation, physical principles and underlying shielding design instrumentation, international and legislative requirements for radiation protection are covered. Factors affecting dose response of tissue are considered along with models describing characteristic behaviour.
Eleven 3-hour lectures and two 3-hour labs (conducted after hours eg. 5.30pm or weekends)
Assignments, lab quizzes and final exam (100%).