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Radiation Medicine

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Medical Physics

BSc (Med) (Hons)

Programme convener: Dr TC Kotzé (Department Radiation Medicine).

Admission requirements: FHK1 - A BSc degree with a major in Physics.

HEQF credits: 160

Programme outline

FHK2 RAY4005W:

The programme comprises approximately 12 lectures per week for one year and a series of practical sessions covering the coursework. In addition to the course work the students will have to complete a research project. The research project begins in February and ends in October. During that period students become integrated into the current research and development programs in the Division and participate in weekly discussions meetings and seminars. Towards the end of the year, students are required to write a research project.

Course % Contribution to final mark
Quantum Mechanics 7.5%
Nuclear Physics/Radiation Interactions 7.5%
Computational Physics 7.5%
Introduction to Medical Imaging and Image Processing 7.5%
Research Project 25.0%
The Physics of Diagnostic Radiology 7.5%
The Physics of Nuclear Medicine 7.5%
The Physics of Radiotherapy 7.5%
Radiation Protection 7.5%
Treatment Planning 7.5%
Radiobiology and Life Sciences 7.5%

The written examination comprises 9 three-hour papers over one year.

Download the full BSc (Med) (Hons) syllabus.

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BSc (Med) (Hons) syllabus