1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
1 x 2-hour project work weekly
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR4707 has been successfully completed
Topic description

Ultrasound in diagnosis; Imaging with nuclear magnetic resonance (Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI); Ionising radiation, sources of exposure, interaction of alpha, beta, gamma rays and neutrons with matter; Biological effects of radiation; Units of radiation dose and dose limits; Nuclear medicine; Diagnostic use of X-rays; Computed Tomography (CT scanning).

Educational aims

This topic aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of a broad range of concepts in Medical Physics.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Understand medical imaging techniques and where they are applied in clinical practice
  2. Understand how ionising radiation interacts with matter and its effects on living organisms

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


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contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.