Introduction to Physics in Medicine

PHYSICS175

The aim of the course is to introduce to physics and life science students the critical role of medical physics in medicine including clinical service, patient care, scientific innovation and clinical problem solving. Four main areas of professional activities will be covered: Radiation Therapy, Diagnostic Imaging, Health Physics, and Nuclear Medicine. The course will highlight key clinical challenges where medical physicists impact clinical practice and improve patient care and treatment outcomes. This introductory course will be taught by medical physics faculty who work in Duke Hospital Clinics and have joint appointments in the Duke Medical Physics Graduate Program. Prerequisite: Physics 141L/142L, 151L/152L, or 161L/162L

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