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Introduction to Medical Physics (Module)

Module description

This module will provide the students with an understanding of the physics, engineering and physiological principles that underpin the main areas of Medical Physics. Information from this module is complemented by knowledge from the other core module Radiation Physics for Imaging and Radiotherapy.  The module will also introduce students to the concepts of safe working practice through identification of hazards and methods for their reduction. The module will also familiarise the students with the function of specific medical equipment and of computers and software used in medicine.

Staff information

Not applicable

Teaching pattern

Lectures and seminars

Module assessment - more information

Not applicable

Key information

Module code

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework written examination/s

Credit value 30

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No