Module Description
PAM2011 Science for Medical Imaging 2012-13
Ms R. Palfrey

Delivery Weeks: T1:01-12, T3:01-02
Level: 5 (NQF)
Credits: 15 NICATS / 7.5 ECTS
Enrolment: 60 students (approx)

### Description

This module aims to develop a range of basic mathematical skills and knowledge of the essential science which underpins the various imaging modalities. The module also aims to provide sufficient knowledge of introductory radiation biology and physics to allow students an appreciation of safe and optimal use of radiation imaging techniques.

### Module Aims

This module pre-dates the current template; refer to the description above and the following ILO sections.

### Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

A student who has passed this module should be able to:

• Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:
1. produce graphs of functional variations;
2. analyse simple oscillatory motion, relating this to electromagnetic and particulate phenomenon pertinent to medical imaging;
3. construct schematic circuits and explain magnetic fields, beginning with charge distributions and motion;
4. use concepts in radiation dosimetry to perform dose calculations;
5. discuss the biological effects of radiation at both whole body and cellular/molecular level;
• Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
1. display mathematical skills sufficient to support Stage-two work;
2. use appropriate sources of information to develop own knowledge;
• Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge:
1. manage time and, with some guidance, prioritise workloads;
2. use problem-solving skills in practical situations.

### Syllabus Plan

1. Mathematical skills
1. Exponential functions, the number e, graphs of exponential functions.
2. Logarithmic functions, antilogarithms, graphs of logarithmic functions.
3. Trigonometric functions, graphs of trigonometric functions.
4. Rates of change: graphs and gradients, concept of function and derivatives.
5. The area under a graph, concept of function and integral.
2. Vibrations and waves
1. Simple harmonic motion and resonance.
2. Travelling waves: the wave equation, superposition and interference.
3. Doppler effect.
4. Electromagnetic waves: electric and magnetic fields; the speed of light.
5. Sound waves: acoustic pressure and particle displacement, the speed of sound.
6. Decibels.
3. Electricity and magnetism
1. Electric charge and the Coulomb force.
2. Electric field and electric potential.
3. Magnets and magnetic fields.
4. Magnetic force on a moving charge and on a current element.
5. AC circuits: impedance and phase angle.
4. The effects of radiation on human tissue
4. Radiation dosimetry, dosimeters, and detectors

### Learning and Teaching

#### Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Description Study time KIS type
21×1-hour lectures 21 hours SLT
3×3-hour practical sessions 9 hours SLT
Directed background reading 10 hours GIS
Reading, private study and revision 110 hours GIS

#### Assessment

Weight Form Size When ILOS assessed Feedback
20% In-Class Test 1 30 minutes Weeks T1:08 1-9 Marks returned and discussed in tutorials
20% In-Class Test 2 30 minutes Weeks T1:12 1-9 Marks returned and discussed in tutorials
10% Practical work N/A Throughout term 1-9 Written and verbal.
50% Examination 90 minutes May/June assessment period 1-9 Mark via MyExeter, collective feedback via ELE.

### Resources

The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of information that students are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Instructor(s).

Core text:

Supplementary texts:

ELE:

### Further Information

#### Prior Knowledge Requirements

Pre-requisite Modules Introduction to Radiation Physics (PAM1014) none

#### Re-assessment

Re-assessment is not available except when required by referral or deferral.

Original form of assessment Form of re-assessment ILOs re-assessed Time scale for re-assessment
Whole module Written examination (100%) 1-16 August/September assessment period

Notes: See Medical Imaging Assessment Conventions.

#### KIS Data Summary

Learning activities and teaching methods
SLT - scheduled learning & teaching activities 30 hrs
GIS - guided independent study 120 hrs
PLS - placement/study abroad 0 hrs
Total 150 hrs
Summative assessment
Coursework 0%
Written exams 90%
Practical exams 10%
Total 100%

#### Miscellaneous

 Availability Distance learning NO Keywords Medical Imaging; Radiations; Function; Graphs; Wave; Image; Fields; Effects; Charges; Electricity; Concepts. Created 01-Sep-04 Revised N/A