|Instructor(s)||Jahan Tavakkoli [Coordinator]|
Office Hours: W: 11:15-12:30, F: 10:15-11:30
|Calendar Description||Application of physics in medicine. This survey course will address basic concepts of medical imaging, nuclear medicine and radiation isotopes, radiation therapy, gamma spectroscopy and trace element analysis, and biomedical laser applications.|
|Prerequisites||BME 100 and CHY 102 and CPS 125 and ELE 202 and MTH 141 and MTH 240 and PCS 125 and PCS 211|
|Learning Objectives (Indicators)|
At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:
NOTE:Numbers in parentheses refer to the graduate attributes required by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).
3.0 hours of lecture per week for 13 weeks
|Teaching Assistants||Marking TA: Jae Lee|
Note: In order for a student to pass a course with "Theory and Laboratory" components, in addition to earning a minimum overall course mark of 50%, the student must pass the Laboratory and Theory portions separately by achieving a minimum of 50% in the combined Laboratory components and 50% in the combined Theory components. Please refer to the "Course Evaluation" section for details on the Theory and Laboratory components.
|Examinations||6 announced in-class paper quizzes (the best 5 quizzes will be used to calculate final quiz mark). A quiz date will be announced at least one week earlier.|
Final exam, during exam period, two and a half hours, closed-book (covers the entire course materials).
|Other Evaluation Information||- In-class quizzes and final exam will contain multiple-choice, short-answer |
and problem questions.
- Sharing of calculators, pencils, pens or erasers is not permitted during any
- During evaluations, only non-programmable calculator models allowed.
Examples are: Sharp EL-546, Casio FX-991 or similar models.
- Cell phones, laptops, tablets or any other mobile electronic devices
must only be used for clicker questions. Any other use of electronic devices
during lectures is STRICTLY prohibited.
- Cell phones must be on silence all the time during lectures.
- Coats, jackets and bags must be placed out of reach during any course
- Ryerson photo ID must be placed on the desk, at all times, during any course
- Talking to another student, glancing over another student’s paper or being
caught with non-allowed materials during an evaluation may result in a ZERO
mark for the evaluation and a record of academic misconduct filed with the
- THERE WILL BE NO MAKEUP ARRANGEMENT FOR MISSING EITHER IN-CLASS CLICKER
QUESTIONS OR IN-CLASS PAPER QUIZZES.
|Other Information||iClickers are used for in-class clicker questions (http://www.iclicker.com/). iClickers are available at the Ryerson bookstore for purchase. A clicker must be registered to the course before it could be used in the class. Read and follow the instructions posted on D2L on how to purchase and register your iClicker to the class. Two options are allowed for iClickers: (1) iClicker1 or 2 Devices (a physical device), and (2) REEF Polling App (a mobile app). For more information, see instructions posted on D2L.|
Biomedical Engineering as a Career
Basics of Nuclear Physics
Atomic Structure and Radioactive Decay
Radiation Interactions with Biological Matter- Radiobiology
Production of X-rays and X-ray Imaging
An Introduction to Radiation Therapy
Hyperthermia and Thermal Ablation for Cancer Treatment
Nuclear Medicine and Nuclear Imaging
Basic Concepts of Medical Instrumentation and Signals
Special Topics in Biomedical Physics (Presented as Research Guest Lectures - 6 Lectures)
In-class Paper Quizzes
When possible, students are required to inform their instructors of any situation which arises during the semester which may have an adverse effect upon their academic performance, and must request any consideration and accommodation according to the relevant policies as far in advance as possible. Failure to do so may jeopardize any academic appeals.
Ryerson's Policy 60 (the Academic Integrity policy) applies to all students at the University. Forms of academic misconduct include plagiarism, cheating, supplying false information to the University, and other acts. The most common form of academic misconduct is plagiarism - a serious academic offence, with potentially severe penalties and other consequences. It is expected, therefore, that all examinations and work submitted for evaluation and course credit will be the product of each student's individual effort (or an authorized group of students). Submitting the same work for credit to more than one course, without instructor approval, can also be considered a form of plagiarism.
Suspicions of academic misconduct may be referred to the Academic Integrity Office (AIO). Students who are found to have committed academic misconduct will have a Disciplinary Notation (DN) placed on their academic record (not on their transcript) and will normally be assigned one or more of the following penalties:
The unauthorized use of intellectual property of others, including your professor, for distribution, sale, or profit is expressly prohibited, in accordance with Policy 60 (Sections 2.8 and 2.10). Intellectual property includes, but is not limited to:
For more detailed information on these issues, please refer to the Academic Integrity policy(https://www.ryerson.ca/senate/policies/pol60.pdf) and to the Academic Integrity Office website (https://www.ryerson.ca/academicintegrity/).