9103 Medical Physics

Course Description

The Medical physics course covers introduction of medical physics, atomic spertra, nuclear physics, X-ray applications in biology and medicine, fluids, Electricity and medicine, electricity and magnetism, geometrical optics and waves and sounds.

Learning Objective

  • By the end of this course the students should able to:
  • 1. Describe the concept of the Medical Physics
  • 2. Knowledge of the normal structure and function of the body and its major organ systems with emphasis on content applicable to clinical diagnostic imaging and/or radiation.
  • 3. Knowledge of atomic spertra, nuclear physics, X-ray applications in biology and medicine
  • 4. Knowledge of fluids and Electricity
  • 5. Knowledge of electricity ,magnetism, geometrical optics, waves and sounds
  • 6. Knowledge of radiation and radioactivity, its properties, units of measure, dosimetry measurement concepts and methods.



Books for this Course

  • 1. Introduction to Physics in Modern Medicine, second edition by Suzanne Amador Kane
  • 2. Introduction to Health Physics, (4th edition) Herman Cember, Thomas E. Johnson, McGraw-Hill 2009
  • 3. Medical Imaging Physics, (4th edition) William R. Hendee, E. Russell Ritenour, Wiley-Liss 2002.
  • 4. Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology, Russel K. Hobbie and Bradley J. Roth, Springer-Verlag, 2007.
  • 5. Radiation Therapy Physics, (2nd edition) William R. Hendee, Geoffrey S. Ibbot, Mosby 1996.

Times Offered

  • September 2014
  • January 2015