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PX902 - The Application of Physical Principles in Medicine

  • Module code: PX902
  • Module name: The Application of Physical Principles in Medicine
  • Department: Physics
  • Credit: 12

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to show how physical principles in engineering and physics can be applied to therapeutic or investigative medicine. The module includes the complete final year undergraduate Physics module PX308 (Physics in Medicine) with a more advanced means of assessment, in addition to a series of seminars. Six seminars will be given by practitioners of physics and engineering in medicine on the recent advances in their field.

Principal learning outcomes

At completion, students should be able to: Understand and explain the physical principles underlying the areas of application covered in the module; Discuss the advantages of each therapeutic or investigative technique covered; Have an understanding of the current application of these techniques; Have an understanding of the current research into ways in which these techniques may be improved.

Timetabled teaching activities

"The course consists of : Fifteen one hour lectures over a five week period, Six two hour seminars, Seven one hour tutorials, Research reviews. "

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: PX902-12)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed work as specified by department 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Taught Scientific Research and Communication (F1PE) - Year 2