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Master of Science (M.Sc.); Medical Radiation Physics (Thesis) (60 credits)

Offered by: Medical Physics Unit     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

Thesis Courses (32 credits)

Required Courses (28 credits)

  • MDPH 601 Radiation Physics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medical Physics Unit (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Medical Physics : The production and properties of directly and indirectly ionizing radiations and their interactions with matter; basic theoretical and experimental aspects of radiation dosimetry.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jan Peter Frans Seuntjens (Fall)

  • MDPH 602 Applied Dosimetry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medical Physics Unit (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Medical Physics : Theoretical and practical dosimetry of radiation sources, both external and internal with respect to the human body. Equipment used for external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jan Peter Frans Seuntjens (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MDPH 601
  • MDPH 603 Laboratory Practicum 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Medical Physics Unit (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Medical Physics : This laboratory course gives some experience in practical/clinical aspects as applied to radiation therapy and to the techniques for the measurement of different physical parameters which characterize radiation beams. The student is exposed to the operation of various therapy units, dose measuring devices, 3D treatment planning, virtual simulator units, brachytherapy, quality assurance, calibration and thermoluminescent dosimetry.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jan Peter Frans Seuntjens (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MDPH 601.
    • Corequisite: MDPH 602
  • MDPH 607 Introduction to Medical Imaging (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medical Physics Unit (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Medical Physics : A review of the principles of medical imaging as applied to conventional diagnostic radiography, digital subtraction radiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. The course emphasizes a linear system approach to the formation, processing and display of medical images.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Gilbert Bruce Pike, Andrew J Reader (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MDPH 615
  • MDPH 608 Laboratory - Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (2 credits)

    Offered by: Medical Physics Unit (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Medical Physics : This laboratory course takes place in hospital departments of medical diagnostic imaging and is designed to give the student a working knowledge of the performance parameters of the diagnostic imaging equipment. Laboratory classes will offer the student the practical experience of image quality control, on selected imaging equipment currently used in diagnostic medicine together with practical applications of the concepts studied in MDPH 614 and MDPH 615.

    Terms: Summer 2013

    Instructors: Gyorgy Hegyi (Summer)

    • Prerequisites: MDPH 614, MDPH 615.
  • MDPH 609 Radiation Biology (2 credits)

    Offered by: Medical Physics Unit (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Medical Physics : Deals with the effects and mode of action of ionizing radiation on biological material from molecular interactions, through sub-cellular and cellular levels of organization, to the response of tissues, organs and the whole body. Includes the application of radiation biology to oncology and the biological aspects of environmental radiation exposure.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Shirley Lehnert (Winter)

  • MDPH 611 Medical Electronics (2 credits)

    Offered by: Medical Physics Unit (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Medical Physics : An introductory course on electronics, with emphasis on digital electronics, data acquisition and microprocessors applied to instrumentation. A basic knowledge of electronics is assumed, but the detailed course contents may vary from year to year, depending on the background of the students.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Pierre Leger (Fall)

  • MDPH 612 Computers in Medical Imaging (2 credits)

    Offered by: Medical Physics Unit (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Medical Physics : The role of computers in the acquisition and storage of data in medical imaging systems, with special reference to computed tomography, gamma cameras, positron emission tomography. Special attention is paid to the interfacing requirements of each device and to image display systems. Demonstrations of some of these systems are included.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Horacio J Patrocinio, Francois Deblois (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: MDPH 611 or equivalent, MDPH 614, MDPH 615.
    • Corequisite: MDPH 607.
  • MDPH 613 Health Physics (2 credits)

    Offered by: Medical Physics Unit (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Medical Physics : The hazards of ionizing radiations and the safe handling of radiation sources. Topics covered include basic principles; safety codes, laws and regulations; organization of radiation safety; and practical safety measures and procedures.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: William A Parker, John Kildea (Fall)

    • Corequisite: MDPH 601
  • MDPH 614 Physics of Diagnostic Radiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medical Physics Unit (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Medical Physics : A rigorous treatment of the physical principles and the instrumentation of radiology, computed tomography and ultrasound medical imaging systems. Special attention is paid to the analysis of the relations between imaging system design, image quality, and safety. Measurement techniques for the evaluation of medical imaging systems are reviewed.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Issam El Naqa (Fall)

  • MDPH 615 Physics of Nuclear Medicine (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medical Physics Unit (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Medical Physics : The physics of radioactivity and the applications of radioisotopes and radiopharmaceuticals in medical diagnosis. Topics covered include fundamental nuclear physics, radioactivity, radiation spectrometry, the scintillation camera, image analysis and data processing in nuclear medicine, single photon emission tomography, and positron emission tomography.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Slobodan Devic (Fall)

    • Corequisite: MDPH 601
  • MDPH 616 Selected Topics in Medical Physics (1 credit)

    Offered by: Medical Physics Unit (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Medical Physics : This course deals with anatomy and physiology, etiology and treatment of cancer and introductory medical statistics, three topics not covered by other courses in the program. Also clinical aspects of radiation oncology physics.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: William A Parker, Emilie Soisson (Fall) William A Parker, Emilie Soisson (Winter)

Faculty of Medicine—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)