10 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: BIE61001

Aims/Description: This module provides an introduction to medical technology, with a particular bias towards ionising and non-ionising electromagnetic radiation and its diagnostic role in medicine. The module begins with the generation and behaviour of electromagnetic waves and the breadth of technological application across the electomagnetic spectrum. This extends from magnetic resonance imaging at low energies to high energy photons in X-ray systems. The importance of radiation in diagnosis is acknowledged by discussion of imaging theory and primary imaging modalities, such as planar radiography and CT. The therapeutic role is examined by a brief consideration of radiotherapy.

Staff Contact: FENNER JOHN W
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease):

Teaching timetable


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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK