Apr 15, 2024  
2020-2021 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2020/Spring 2021) 
    
2020-2021 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2020/Spring 2021) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 104 - Physics in Modern Medicine

4 credits
This course is a gentle introduction to medical physics, the application of physics to medicine. Its topics include X-rays, radiation therapies, laser surgery, MRI, ultrasound imaging, etc. These topics are of interest to not just physicists and doctors, but everyone who will encounter (if not already) some of these technologies in his/her life. This course is designed to be accessible to non-majors, who are interested in how they work. The science majors will learn how the fundamental physics principles (such as optics, waves, energy, etc.) are being applied in the new context of modern medicine, and thereby deepen their understanding of these principles. May be repeated as topic varies with the permission of the instructor. Signature of instructor required for registration. CLA-Breadth/Interdisciplinary, CLA-Breadth/Natural Science, CLA-Quantitative



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