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A major in Medical Physics will have a student learning all about the application of Physics in Medicine. The student will become proficient in the Physics of the human body and techniques used for therapy and imaging.
It also involves the familiarization with several machines used in healthcare. This major will allow students to further their interest in medicine and Physics while doing practical work which encourages good health practices.
To graduate with a Physics Major, the student must have done at Level 1:
A major requires 36 Part II credits, 30 of which are core courses, and the other 6 from electives.
A minor requires 18 Part II credits, all of which are highlighted in the table below.
|Level II||Level III|
|Core for Major and Minor||PHYS2351 – Quantum Mechanics and Nuclear Physics||
PHYS3389 – Medical Radiation Physics and Imaging
|PHYS2386 – Electricity and Magnetism and Optics|
|PHYS2300 - General Physics Lab 1|
|PHYS2296 - Physics of the Human Body|
|PHYS2200 – Practices in Medical Physics 1|
|Core for Major only||ELET2460 - Signals and Systems||PHYS3341– Biomedical Optics and Biomechanics|
|PHYS2396 – Computer Applications in Physics||PHYS3300 - Advanced Practices in Medical Physics|
Any two of the following courses can be chosen as electives, if qualified, to complete the Medical Physics Major:
|PHYS3399 - Research Project|
|Any other PHYS course|
|Any Level II or III Electronics course|
|MATH2230 - Engineering Mathematics 2|
If pursuing a double major, a single advanced level course CANNOT count towards 2 majors. Therefore, due to overlapping core courses, a double major within the department MUST have Electronics as one of the majors.
The Mathematics courses listed are those required to complete Physics majors. For more information on Mathematics courses, please contact the Department on Mathematics. Students pursuing both MATH1142 and MATH1151 otherwise do not need to do MATH1185.