MEDICAL PHYSICS • MEDP

General education courses are marked with stars ().

2051 Introduction to Nuclear Science (3) F,SMatter and energy; structure of the atom and nucleus; radioactivity; types of radiation; radiation interactions; dose and
biological effects; radiation detection and safety; environmental radiation; applications of nuclear science in medicine, industry, agriculture, and national defense; nuclear power generation; nuclear fusion.

4101 Tracer Methodology for Biological Sciences (3) F,S2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Specially for students in the biological sciences. Properties of ionizing radiation,
instruments for detection and measuring radiation, and biological use of radioisotopes.

4331 Radiation Protection and Exposure Evaluation (3) FPrereq.: PHYS 2102 or equivalent. Control and evaluation of radiation exposure, including external and
internal dosimetry, techniques of dose reduction, and consequences of radiation exposure.

4332 Medical Physics and Health Physics Laboratory (1) FPrereq: credit or registration in MEDP 4331. 3 hrs. lab. Radiation measurement instrumentation; applied
health physics and medical physics exercises in radiation surveys; inspections; exposure incident investigation.

4991, 4992 Special Problems in Medical Physics and Health Physics (1-4, 1-4) F,S,SuPrereq.: thorough knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering related to the proposed problem; and consent of instructor. Theoretical or experimental problems involving the application of medical physics and health physics technology.

7101 Advanced Tracer Methodology for Biological Sciences (3) F,SPrereq: MEDP 4101. 2 hrs. lecture/demonstration; 3 hrs. lab. Qualitative and quantitative aspects of tracer applications in modern biological research; combining tracer techniques with other analytical methods.

7121 Radiobiology (3) SPrereq.: MEDP 4331 or consent of instructor. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Effects of ionizing radiation on cellular, molecular, and organ systems levels of biological organization; study of x-rays, gamma rays, accelerator beams, and neutrons in interaction with living systems; cohesive treatment of radiation biophysics with applications in medical physics and radiation oncology.

7210 Clinical Principles of Radiation Therapy (3) SPrereq.: MEDP 4331, 7121. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Clinical principles utilized in the treatment of malignant
disease with external beam irradiation and sealed source brachytherapy techniques.

7260 Clinical Cancer Therapy Rotation (3) F,SPrereq.: MEDP 4331, 7121. Clinical rounds under the direct supervision of the medical and clinical physics staff on a daily basis. Performance of dosimetry and treatment planning activities for external beam and brachytherapy cancer treatment modalities under medical and physics staff supervision.

7270 Advanced Radiation Therapy Physics (3) SPrereq.: MEDP 7121. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Technical aspects of the treatment of malignant diseases; instruments and their limitations; calibration and dosimetry techniques; clinical practice.

7280 Advanced Clinical Cancer Therapy Rotation (2) S,SuPrereq.: MEDP 7260. Sequel to MEDP 7260. May be taken for a max. of 4 sem. hrs. credit. Daily clinical rounds under the supervision of the medical and clinical physics staff; study of a wide variety of isotopic and radiation source techniques for diagnosis and treatment of malignant diseases.

7331 Radiation Therapy Physics (3) FPrereq.: MEDP 4331. Methods for measuring radiation fields and absorbed radiation doses by ion-collection devices, photographic methods, solid-state systems, chemical systems, and calorimetric methods, as applied to isotopic and machine sources.

7530 Radiation Shielding (2) FPrereq.: credit or registration in MEDP 7537. Design and analysis of shields, collimators, and compensators in clinical and industrial
settings; calculation of source terms, geometric transformations, and attenuating factors associated with photon, neutron, and charged particle attenuation in shielding and other media; computation of dose and dose equivalents with applications in medical physics and nuclear facilities.

7537 Radiation Interactions and Transport (3) FPrereq.: PHYS 2203 or equivalent, CSC 2262 or equivalent experience in computer programming, Also offered as PHYS 7537. Photon, neutron, and electron interactions and energy deposition, the Boltzmann equation, elementary analytical solutions; deterministic computational methods including spherical harmonics and discrete ordinates techniques; continuous slowing down and Fokker-Planck approximations.

7538 Monte Carlo Simulation of Radiation Transport (3) SPrereq.: MEDP 7537 or consent of instructor, CSC 2262 or equivalent experience in computer programming. Also offered as PHYS 7538. Radiation transport simulation by the Monte Carlo method; phase-space tracking; dose response estimators, biasing methods; integral form of the Boltzmann equation; condensed-history method for charged particles; neutron, photon, and electron transport calculations for shielding and medical physics applications.

7991 Advanced Projects in Medical Physics and Health Physics (1-3)Prereq.: MEDP 4101 or 4331, and consent of instructor. Theoretical or experimental problems involving the application of medical physics or health physics technology.

7992 Advanced Topics in Medical Physics and Health Physics (1-3)Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Advanced treatment of a specific area of medical physics or health physics technology of current interest.

7995 Seminar (1) F,SRequired every semester for degree candidates in medical physics and health physics. Only 1 sem. hr. of credit may be counted toward degree.

7999 Report Investigation (1-6)Prereq.: MEDP 4101 or 4331; and consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. Detailed analysis of a technical problem or a
comprehensive design project.

8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem.)"S"/"U" grading.