Health Physics and Radiation Biology (MRTY1036)


MRTY1036 is a Junior level unit designed specifically for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science (MRS) Diagnostics Radiography. It provides a basic knowledge and understanding of concepts in radioactivity and ultrasound, laying the foundation for understanding ultrasonic transducers, cyclotrons and radiation detectors. It also explores the effects of ionising and non-ionising radiation on biological systems, including implications for radiological protection.

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


Pre-lecture 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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