Medical Physics
PHYS 2P02 now exclusively on Sakai

Please refer to the class Sakai site for additional class information.

Instructor: Dr. T. Harroun
Syllabus for Fall 2017

Outline

In this class, we will be learning about modern medical imaging techniques, such as X-rays, mammography, computed tomography, positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound.

We will also learn about the fundamentals of health physics, by looking at the biological effects of ionizing radiation.

Requirements:

One of 4U/M PHYS (SPH4U), PHYS 1P22, 1P23, 1P92, 1P93, or permission of the instructor.

Assignments and exams:

9 assignments, downloadable from this website.

Assignments can be handed in the marked box across the hall from B210.

1 midterm exam, probably late October.
1 final exam.

Textbook:

Concepts of Medical Imaging
Chronik and Zinke-Allmang
(It's required, non-refundable, but cheap!)

Lectures:

9:30-11:00 Tuesdays and Fridays,  in TH256

Tutorial:

11:00-12:00 Mondays, in GL164

Instructor:

Thad Harroun (MC B201, ext. 5905, e-mail: tharroun@brocku.ca)
Office hours:  (B201) Mondays 13:00-15:00, starting Sep 11.
Or you can usually find me in my office or in labs H208 or H305. Or just stop by.

The marking scheme:

Component Weight

Homework Assignments 45%
Midterm test 25%
Final exam 30%

Note:

Penalty for late assignments: -10% per day, excluding Saturdays and Sundays