PHYSICS FOR LIFE SCIENCES A
Credit points: 15
Students are introduced to the concepts underlying biophysics and medical physics. The states of matter are described and the thermodynamic properties and laws that govern biophysical processes on cellular and molecular scales are discussed. The medical physics required to understand functions of the human body and medical imaging are introduced. Students investigate waves and their application in medicine, nuclear energy, radioactivity, detection and use of radiation, and effects of radiation on living organisms. This introductory subject uses basic mathematical tools and requires no specific science background or previous experience in physics. This unit may be taken independently or in conjunction with PHY1LSB.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Hoxley
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Incompatible subjects PHY10SCI, PHY11ENG, PHY11SCA, PHY11PAA, PHY1SCA
Equivalent subjects PHY11PAA
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Physics: principles with applications (with WWW pack)||Prescribed||Giancoli, DC 2005||6TH EDN, PEARSON PRENTICE-HALL, USA.|
|Readings||FSTE First Year Survival Guide (second edition)||Recommended||Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering||LA TROBE UNIVERSITY 2012|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Hoxley
Problem Based Learning
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Nine 3.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|one 1-hour mid semester examination||5|
|one 3-hour examination||55|