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PX308 - Physics in Medicine

  • Module code: PX308
  • Module name: Physics in Medicine
  • Department: Physics
  • Credit: 7.5

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To show how some of the physics learnt in a number of core modules may be applied in an important area outside of physics.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, you should be able to explain the physical principles underlying the five areas of the application of physics to medicine covered in the module. You should be able to discuss the advantages and drawbacks of each of these therapeutic or investigative techniques and have some understanding of the current research into ways in which they might be improved.

Timetabled teaching activities

15 Lectures

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/teach/module_home/px308

Other essential notes

Physics and physical measurement techniques are essential to diagnostics and therapies in modern medicine. This module concentrates on five major areas of medical physics: plain film X-ray imaging, X-ray computer tomography, nuclear medicine, ultrasound in medicine, and radiotherapy. The aim of the module is to demonstrate the application of basic physical principles to these important areas of medical physics.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
7.5 CATS (Module code: PX308-7.5)
B (Examination only) Physics in Medicine (Summer) 100%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessment visiting/exchange PART-YEAR ONLY 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate Physics (BSc) (F300) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Physics (with Intercalated Year) (F301) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Physics (BSc MPhys) (F304) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc MMathPhys) (FG33) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc) (GF13) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (with Intercalated Year) (GF14) - Year 4