Medical Radiation Science 2 Rad Therapy (MRSC5042)


This unit of study is the second of three units which cover the physical principles of the appropriate use of ionizing radiation and quality management in radiation therapy. It builds on the foundations in radiation physics established in Medical Radiation Science 1 and introduces the key topics of radiation biology/radiation protection and tomographic image reconstruction. It also forms the basis for a more detailed study of the instrumentation, calibration and quantitative methods relevant to the medical radiation sciences, which are introduced in the discipline specific topics in this unit and expanded upon in Medical Radiation Science Rad Therapy 3.

Further unit of study information


On-campus: 2-hr lectures/week, directed independent work, 1-hr tutorials/week (in selected weeks)


1hr mid semester MCQ (40%) and 2hr end semester examination (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.