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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.
In order to do the BSc. Physics Degree with a major in Medical Physics, candidates must satisfy the requirements for entrance to the Faculty of Science and Technology. They must:
Year 1: A minimum of twenty-one (21) Mathematics and Physics credits as follows:
-PHYS1412: Waves, Optics & Thermodynamics
-MATH1141: Introductory Linear Algebra & Analytic Geometry
-MATH1185: Calculus for Scientists & Engineers
-PHYS1421: Electricity and Magnetism
-PHYS1422: Modern Physics
-ELET1400: Introduction to Electronics
Plus (3 credits, optional) In-Faculty Courses
Year 2: Twenty-one (21) Physics credits as follows:-
-ELET2460: Signals & Systems
-PHYS2300: General Physics Lab I
-PHYS2351: Quantum Mechanics & Nuclear Physics
-Electromagnetism & Optics
-PHYS2200: Practices in Medical Physics I
-PHYS2296: Physics of the Human Body
-PHYS2396: Computer Applications in Physics
Year 3: Nine (9) Physics credits as follows:-
-PHYS3300: Advanced Practices in Medical Physics
-Biomedical Optics & Biomechanics
-PHYS3398: Medical Radiation Physics & Imaging
Plus (6 credits, optional) from MATH2230, PHYS3399 or, any Level 2 or 3 Physics or Electronics course and nine (9) foundation courses credits.
Career path includes, but are not limited to:-
Teaching, Research, Diagnostic Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy and Health Physics.