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MMR4001

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Ray Budd

Synopsis

This unit will cover the physical principles and properties of ionising and non-ionising radiation; the production of ionising and non-ionising radiation; interaction of ionising and non-ionising radiation with matter. Introduction to medical radiations instrumentation, image and data formation and principles of quality assurance.

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Explain in detail the scientific concepts and properties of ionising and non-ionising radiation.
  2. Categorise and describe the various types and sources of ionising and non-ionising radiation;
  3. Explain the production of ionising and non-ionising radiation.
  4. Describe the physical processes involved in the interaction of ionising and non-ionising radiation with matter;
  5. Recognise and describe the basic design features and operating principles of medical radiation equipment;
  6. Outline the quality assurance principles and techniques applicable to medical radiation equipment.

Assessment

One written examination (three hours)(70%)
Two assignments (1500 words each)(30%)

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Marilyn Baird

Co-requisites

MMR4002, MMR4003