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Medical Physics

AIM

Teaching the basic principles of Physics applied in Medicine. More specifically, the topics related to the functions of human body and to the use of radiation in medical technology for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

CONTENT OF THE COURSE

Medical radiophysics. Matter composition. Radioactivity, X-Rays. Interactions between ionizing radiation and matter. Measurement of ionizing radiation. Biological effects of ionizing radiation. Principles of Radiodiagnostics. Principles of nuclear medicine. Principles of radiotherapeutics.
Mechanics – Waves. International units system (SI). Biomaterials. Waves, Ultrasounds.
Heat: mechanical theory of heat, temperature-calorimetry and thermal conductance. Medical applications of heat. Application of thermodynamics in biology. Introduction to environmental physics and pollution.
Electricity-Electronics: magnetism, static electricity, electric currents, electromagnetic phenomena, introduction to electronics, electric signal- electricity of the human body. Recording currents of the human body. Effects of electricity in humans.
Physics of the human body. Terminology and counts. Muscles and forces. Physics of the skeleton, pressure on human body, physics of the cardiovascular system. Electric signals from the body. Sound and talk. Physics of the ear and hearing.

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Lectures.
  • Laboratorial exercise.

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION 

  • Successful final examinations.