Medical Radiation Physics (MRTY1031)


MRTY1031 is a Junior level unit designed specifically for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science (MRS) Diagnostic Radiography. It provides a basic knowledge and understanding of concepts in physics relevant to the use of ionising radiation in medicine - specifically X-rays. It presents an examination of the structure of matter, types of ionising radiation and their interactions with matter, all within the context of medical imaging and therapy.

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Further unit of study information


2-hour lecture, 2 hour studio lab, 1-hour tutorial per week and directed independent learning.


On-line quizzes, workshop tutorials, studio lab sessions, assignments, mid-semester test, and final exam (100%).


Ball, Moore and Turner, Essential Physics for Radiographers (4th edn) (2008)

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Unit of study rules

Assumed knowledge

HSC Physics and HSC Mathematics

Additional Information

Students without the assumed knowledge are strongly advised to enrol in the Foundation Mathematics and Physics Bridging Courses offered prior to the commencement of Semester 1.

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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.