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Biomedical Physics Minor

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The Minor in Biomedical Physics for life sciences students is offered jointly through the departments of Physics and Biology and opened to registrants in September 2013.

Biomedical physics is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of physics and biology, and involves the application of physics methodology to the prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of human disease. In the areas of physiology and health, physics and physical methods are applied to understand the production, operation and safe use of ionizing radiation, microwave, radioactive, optical and acoustic sources, and their interactions with living tissues.

Delivery of high-quality healthcare requires a large pool of highly-trained individuals who will function in a variety of health-related settings such as hospitals, cancer centres, and biomedical and biotechnology research facilities. The rapidly growing and changing aspects of biomedical technologies have placed extraordinary demands on many professionals in the healthcare sector. The Biomedical Physics minor program aims to expose students to these new methods and technologies, integrated with the underlying anatomy and physiology of tissue systems. The knowledge and skills obtained can be applied to graduate studies, medical school or post-baccalaureate degrees in one of the many healthcare professions.

Dr. Bill Whelan, Professor
Physics
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Students in the Minor Program in Biomedical Physics must complete a total of 21 semester hours of course credit, including these 3 core Physics courses:

General Biomedical Physics for the Life Sciences:

  • Physics 121 Physics for Life Sciences I – 3 hours
  • Physics 122 Physics for Life Sciences II – 3 hours
  • Physics 222 Modern Physics for Life Sciences – 3 hours

In addition, four electives (12 semester hours) must be chosen from the following suite of Physics and Biology courses:

Foundations of Biomedical Physics:

  • Physics 243 (formerly 331) Physics of the Human Body – 3 hours
  • Physics 342 Introduction to Biomedical Physics – 3 hours
  • Physics 391 Radiation Detection and Measurement – 3 hours
  • Physics 352 (formerly 442) Biomedical Imaging – 3 hours
  • Biology 353 Human Anatomy and Histology – 3 hours
  • Biology 401 Human Physiology & Pathophysiology – 3 hours
Overview

The Minor in Biomedical Physics for life sciences students is offered jointly through the departments of Physics and Biology and opened to registrants in September 2013.

Biomedical physics is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of physics and biology, and involves the application of physics methodology to the prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of human disease. In the areas of physiology and health, physics and physical methods are applied to understand the production, operation and safe use of ionizing radiation, microwave, radioactive, optical and acoustic sources, and their interactions with living tissues.

Delivery of high-quality healthcare requires a large pool of highly-trained individuals who will function in a variety of health-related settings such as hospitals, cancer centres, and biomedical and biotechnology research facilities. The rapidly growing and changing aspects of biomedical technologies have placed extraordinary demands on many professionals in the healthcare sector. The Biomedical Physics minor program aims to expose students to these new methods and technologies, integrated with the underlying anatomy and physiology of tissue systems. The knowledge and skills obtained can be applied to graduate studies, medical school or post-baccalaureate degrees in one of the many healthcare professions.

Physics
Dr. Bill Whelan, Professor
Course Structure

Students in the Minor Program in Biomedical Physics must complete a total of 21 semester hours of course credit, including these 3 core Physics courses:

General Biomedical Physics for the Life Sciences:

  • Physics 121 Physics for Life Sciences I – 3 hours
  • Physics 122 Physics for Life Sciences II – 3 hours
  • Physics 222 Modern Physics for Life Sciences – 3 hours

In addition, four electives (12 semester hours) must be chosen from the following suite of Physics and Biology courses:

Foundations of Biomedical Physics:

  • Physics 243 (formerly 331) Physics of the Human Body – 3 hours
  • Physics 342 Introduction to Biomedical Physics – 3 hours
  • Physics 391 Radiation Detection and Measurement – 3 hours
  • Physics 352 (formerly 442) Biomedical Imaging – 3 hours
  • Biology 353 Human Anatomy and Histology – 3 hours
  • Biology 401 Human Physiology & Pathophysiology – 3 hours

Overview

The Minor in Biomedical Physics for life sciences students is offered jointly through the departments of Physics and Biology and opened to registrants in September 2013.

Biomedical physics is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of physics and biology, and involves the application of physics methodology to the prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of human disease. In the areas of physiology and health, physics and physical methods are applied to understand the production, operation and safe use of ionizing radiation, microwave, radioactive, optical and acoustic sources, and their interactions with living tissues.

Delivery of high-quality healthcare requires a large pool of highly-trained individuals who will function in a variety of health-related settings such as hospitals, cancer centres, and biomedical and biotechnology research facilities. The rapidly growing and changing aspects of biomedical technologies have placed extraordinary demands on many professionals in the healthcare sector. The Biomedical Physics minor program aims to expose students to these new methods and technologies, integrated with the underlying anatomy and physiology of tissue systems. The knowledge and skills obtained can be applied to graduate studies, medical school or post-baccalaureate degrees in one of the many healthcare professions.

Dr. Bill Whelan, Professor
Physics

Course Structure

Students in the Minor Program in Biomedical Physics must complete a total of 21 semester hours of course credit, including these 3 core Physics courses:

General Biomedical Physics for the Life Sciences:

  • Physics 121 Physics for Life Sciences I – 3 hours
  • Physics 122 Physics for Life Sciences II – 3 hours
  • Physics 222 Modern Physics for Life Sciences – 3 hours

In addition, four electives (12 semester hours) must be chosen from the following suite of Physics and Biology courses:

Foundations of Biomedical Physics:

  • Physics 243 (formerly 331) Physics of the Human Body – 3 hours
  • Physics 342 Introduction to Biomedical Physics – 3 hours
  • Physics 391 Radiation Detection and Measurement – 3 hours
  • Physics 352 (formerly 442) Biomedical Imaging – 3 hours
  • Biology 353 Human Anatomy and Histology – 3 hours
  • Biology 401 Human Physiology & Pathophysiology – 3 hours
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Full descriptions of courses for the Biomedical Physics minor are listed under the Physics and Biology program pages.

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