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PATM 2920 Health Physics in Research and Medicine (Fall and Spring)

(Previously offered as 952.2)

Dr. Moy

Credits: 2 (Students may not receive credit for both PATH–2920 and PHYS–2920.)

Course Description:

The first segment of the course, which is presented concurrently with course PHYS–2920, introduces general concepts of radiation physics, interaction of radiation with matter, radiation biology, dosimetry and detection systems, and regulation of radioisotope uses. The second segment explores practical aspects of health physics in the laboratory, including simple applications, instrumentation, radiation waste disposal and clinical application of radioisotopes.

Prerequisites:

Lectures: 2 hrs/wk. Letter-graded.