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PHYS5011: Nuclear Physics and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

2024 unit information

This unit is normally undertaken as part of the Master of Medical Physics or the Graduate Diploma in Medical Physics. Nuclear properties and models, and the main types of radioactive decay (alpha, beta, and gamma decay) are covered. There is also a brief introduction to nuclear reactions. This UoS also includes fundamentals of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and magnetic resonance imaging.

Unit details and rules

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Physics Academic Operations

Code PHYS5011
Academic unit Physics Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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Students should have basic undergraduate level physics and maths

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of basic nuclear structure, mass, and binding energy
  • LO2. demonstrate an understanding of nuclear shells and nuclear collective states
  • LO3. demonstrate an understanding of the main processes of radioactive decay
  • LO4. demonstrate a basic understanding of nuclear reactions
  • LO5. demonstrate an understanding of the physics of NMR and MRI
  • LO6. demonstrate an understanding of image acquisition in MR
  • LO7. demonstrate an understanding of quality assurance principles in MRI
  • LO8. demonstrate an understanding of room shielding and safety aspects of MRI
  • LO9. demonstrate an understanding of clinical applications of MRI

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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