MBP 1023H

MBP 1023H - Clinical Radiation Physics and Dosimetry
Section code: S  
Coordinators 1) Dr. David Jaffray 2) Dr. Harald Keller
  Telephone: 416-946-2387 Telephone: 416-946-4501 x4925
  E-mail: David.Jaffray@rmp.uhn.on.ca E-mail: harald.keller@rmp.uhn.on.ca
Time & Day: Mondays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Mondays: Princess Margaret Cancer Research Tower, 101 College Street, Room 15-710

Wednesdays: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 610 University Avenue, Room 7-605
Course length: Jan 9, 2017 - May 8, 2017

Course Description:

This course analyses in depth the interaction of photons and charged particles with matter, explores electron and photon transport in patient anatomy, and discusses the theory and practice of radiation production and measurement. As an advanced course, MBP 1023H requires a solid background in undergraduate physics and mathematics.

What is this course?

This course is designed to serve as a comprehensive introduction to the physics of radiation, their interaction with matter and the calculation/estimation and measurement of absorbed dose. This is usually considered the "bread and butter" for students pursuing a career in Clinical Medical Physics. However, we will also discuss modern applications outside dosimetry, such as in Medical Imaging. This course will not cover biological implications of radiation dose in living matter (radiobiology).

The morning will be divided into a lecture part (2 hours including breaks) and a seminar part (1 hour). The seminar part is intended to be interactive and will consist of exercises, and/or analysis of current publications in the literature

Textbook: The course is based on the textbook by Frank H. Attix: Introduction to Radiological Physics and Radiation Dosimetry, (John Wiley, 1986). The relevant pages of this book will be provided for download. Please note that these notes are for your personal use only and should not be distributed.
Grading: The grade will be composed of the performance in the midterm exam (30%), final exam (50%), and class participation (20%)

Schedule (for registered students only)