Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2005

RADIATION SCIENCE

The Division of Radiation Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences, offers the program in Radiation Science with options leading to the degree of Master of Science in Radiological Medical Physics or Master of Science in Health Physics. The former is one of a very small number of academic medical physics offerings in North America accredited by CAMPEP, the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs.

Admission Requirements

Graduates of accredited colleges with an appropriate baccalaureate degree (preferably a physics major or strong minor) may become candidates for one of these degrees. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements of the Graduate School. Course work prerequisites include physics through modern physics (with atomic and nuclear laboratory), one year of general chemistry, mathematics through (ordinary) differential equations, and individual courses in computer science, scientific statistics, human physiology, and human anatomy. Students lacking certain course prerequisites may be admitted while completing them, if so approved by the Director of Graduate Studies. Applicants are strongly urged to supply three letters of recommendation and are encouraged to visit campus and interview in person (telephone interviews may be arranged if necessary). GRE General test scores must be submitted. An overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is recommended.

Degree Requirements

Both degree options are interdisciplinary. Plan B (non-thesis) is utilized for the graduate work, incorporating specific courses in several departments. There is no language requirement. A core of courses is common to both options. Additional special course work is prescribed for each option.

CORE PROGRAM

RM/BIO 740 Mammalian Radiation Biology 2

PHY/RM 472G Interaction of Radiation with Matter 3

RAS/RM/PHY 545 Radiation Hazards and Protection 3

RAS/RM/PHY 546 General Medical Radiological Physics 3

RAS/RM 601 Advanced Radiation Dosimetry 2

RAS 710 Seminar in Bioradiation Science 1

RAS/RM 695 Research in the Health-Related Radiation Sciences 2

Subtotal 16

Master of Science in Radiological
Medical Physics

Additional Program Requirements

RAS/RM 647 Physics of Diagnostic Imaging I 3

RAS/RM 648 Physics of Diagnostic Imaging II 3

RAS/RM 649 Physics of Radiation Therapy 3

RAS 651 Advanced Laboratory in Diagnostic Imaging Physics 2

PHY/EE 402G Electronic Instrumentation and Measurements 3

Total 30 (minimum)

Available Electives
(Partial Listing)

CHE 520 Radiochemistry 3

PHY/EE 567 Introduction to Lasers and Masers 3

RM 660 Graduate Practicum in Radiation Medicine 1-6

RM 842 Radiation Oncology 1

RM 848 Practicum in Brachytherapy Physics 1-3

RM 849 Practicum in External Beam Therapy Physics 1-6

RAS 610 Ethics in Clinical Sciences Research 1

Master of Science in Health Physics

Additional Program Requirements

RAS 575 Applied Health Physics Laboratory 2

CHE 520 Radiochemistry 3

Specialization Electives 9

Total 30 (minimum)

Available Specialization Electives
(Partial Listing)

CHE 521 Radiochemistry Laboratory 1-2

PHY 402G Electronic Instrumentation and Measurements 3

PHY 416G/417G Electricity and Magnetism 6

PHY 520 Quantum Mechanics 3

PHY 554/555 Fundamental Atomic and Nuclear Physics 6

PM 601/602 Environmental and Occupational Health 8

RAS 715 Advanced Problems in Health-Related Radiation Sciences 1-4

RAS/RM 647/648 Physics of Diagnostic Imaging I and II 6

GRADUATE COURSES

RAS 545 RADIATION HAZARDS AND PROTECTION (SAME AS PHY/RM 545) (3)

RAS 546 GENERAL MEDICAL RADIOLOGICAL PHYSICS (SAME AS RM/PHY 546) (3)

RAS 575 APPLIED HEALTH PHYSICS LABORATORY (2)

RAS 601 ADVANCED RADIATION DOSIMETRY (SAME AS RM 601) (2)

RAS 610 ETHICS IN CLINICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH (SAME AS CD/CLS/PT 610) (1)

RAS 647 PHYSICS OF DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING I (SAME AS RM 647) (3)

RAS 648 PHYSICS OF DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING II (SAME AS RM 648) (3)

RAS 649 PHYSICS OF RADIATION THERAPY (SAME AS RM 649) (3)

RAS 651 ADVANCED LABORATORY IN DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING PHYSICS (1-3)

RAS 695 RESEARCH IN HEALTH-RELATED RADIATION SCIENCES (SAME AS RM 695) (1-4)

RAS 710 RADIATION SCIENCE SEMINAR (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (1)

RAS 715 ADVANCED PROBLEMS IN THE HEALTH-RELATED RADIATION SCIENCES (1-4)

RM 472G INTERACTION OF RADIATION WITH MATTER (SAME AS PHY 472G) (3)

RM 545 RADIATION HAZARDS AND PROTECTION (SAME AS PHY/RAS 545) (3)

RM 546 GENERAL MEDICAL RADIOLOGICAL PHYSICS (SAME AS PHY/RAS 546) (3)

RM 601 ADVANCED RADIATION DOSIMETRY (SAME AS RAS 601) (2)

RM 647 PHYSICS OF DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING I (SAME AS RAS 647) (3)

RM 648 PHYSICS OF DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING II (SAME AS RAS 648) (3)

RM 649 PHYSICS OF RADIATION THERAPY (SAME AS RAS 649) (3)

RM 660 GRADUATE PRACTICUM IN RADIATION MEDICINE (1-6)

RM 695 RESEARCH IN HEALTH-RELATED RADIATION SCIENCES (SAME AS RAS 695) (1-4)

RM 740 MAMMALIAN RADIATION BIOLOGY (SAME AS BIO 740) (2)

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