Skip to main content

Course Descriptions

Diagnostic Radiology

RAMD 5301  |  Medical Physics Seminar I
Topics in medical imaging, techniques and applications. Fall, Spring.  [1]

RAMD 5340  |  Clinical Diagnostic Physics I
Instrumentation and application of physics to clinical diagnostic imaging. Emphasis placed on projection x-ray methods as well as computed tomography. Coursework includes an applied laboratory with hands on experience with relevant equipment. Spring [4]

RAMD 5350  |  Clinical Diagnostic Physics II
Instrumentation and application of physics to clinical diagnostic imaging. Emphasis will be placed on Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Positron Emission Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Coursework includes an applied laboratory with hands-on experience with relevant equipment. Fall [4]

RAMD 5331 | Physics of Medical Imaging
Applications of physics to medicine, including signal analysis, image processing, atoms and light, X-rays, nuclear medicine, and magnetic resonance imaging. Fall [3]

RAMD 5390 | Master’s Independent Study  (Diagnostic)
Introductory problem solving topic in diagnostic medical physics including data taking, analysis, and write-up. [1-6]

RAMD 5391 | Medical Physics Diagnostic Practicum  I 
Experience and training in a diagnostic physics clinical setting, instrumentation methodology, calibration, and quality assurance. The course also includes diagnostic patient interaction, clinical conference attendance, and review of imaging techniques in radiology. [2]

RAMD 5392 | Medical Physics Diagnostic Practicum  II
Experience and training in a diagnostic physics clinical setting, instrumentation methodology, calibration, and quality assurance. The course also includes diagnostic patient interaction, clinical conference attendance, and review of imaging techniques in radiology. [4]

RAMD 5393 | Doctoral Independent Study I
Advanced problem solving topic in diagnostic medical physics including literature survey, data taking, analysis, and manuscript submission. [3]

RAMD 5394 | Doctoral Independent Study II
Advanced problem solving topic in diagnostic medical physics including literature survey, data taking, analysis, and manuscript submission. [3]

RAMD 5395 | Medical Physics Clinical Rotations I
Advanced experience and clinical training in a diagnostic radiology department setting; instrumentation (methodology and calibration), quality assurance, and problem solving. For third- and fourth-year doctoral students. Fall, Spring, Summer [3-6]

RAMD 5396 | Medical Physics Clinical Rotations II
Advanced experience and clinical training in a diagnostic radiology department setting; instrumentation (methodology and calibration), quality assurance, and problem solving. For third- and fourth-year doctoral students. Fall, Spring, Summer [3-6]

RAMD 5397 | Medical Physics Clinical Rotations III
Advanced experience and clinical training in a diagnostic radiology department setting; instrumentation (methodology and calibration), quality assurance, and problem solving. For third- and fourth-year doctoral students. Fall, Spring, Summer [3-6]

RAMD 5401  |  Medical Physics Seminar II
Topics in medical imaging, techniques and applications. [1]

Anatomy and Physiology

RAMT 5201  |  Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Physicists
Overview of physiology at cellular, organ and system levels, including normal function of human body and some clinical manifestations of human diseases focusing on oncology. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to describe the normal structure, function and organization of the human body and develop an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of major organ systems of the body: endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic & immune, urinary, reproductive, digestive, nervous, skeletal, muscular, integumentary and immune. Fall [4]

Therapeutic Radiology

RAMT 5248  |  Radiation Biophysics
Response of mammalian cells and systems to ionizing radiation, the acute radiation syndromes, carcinogenesis, genetic effects, and radiobiological basis of radiotherapy. Fall [2]

RAMT 5301  |  Medical Physics Seminar I
Radiotherapy treatment techniques and current methodologies in clinical therapy physics.  Fall [1]

RAMT 5304  |  Radiation Interactions and Dosimetry
Theory and instrumentation of ionization measurements of high-energy photon and electron beams. Methods of radiation absorbed dose calculations for photons, neutrons, and charged particles. Fall [3]

RAMT 5311  |  Clinical Therapy Physics I
Instrumentation and application of physics to clinical radiotherapy procedures, equations for absorbed dose calculations, phantoms, methodologies in computerized treatment planning, and introduction to the special techniques of IMRT, RAPID ARC, and stereoradiosurgery. Fall [3]

RAMT 5312  |  Clinical Therapy Physics II
Photon and electron beam algorithms for dosimetry calculations. Methodologies in three-dimensional treatment planning with specific applications to radiotherapy. Spring [3]

RAMT 5314  |  Clinical Therapy Physics Lab I
Introductory laboratory applications of physics to clinical radiotherapy procedures, experience with equipment in a modern clinical radiotherapy environment, and methodology and techniques for the verifications of simulated clinical procedures. [2]

RAMT 5315  |  Clinical Therapy Physics Lab II
Advanced laboratory applications of physics to clinical radiotherapy procedures, experience with radiotherapy physics equipment including measurement of absorbed dose using multiple dosimetry systems and techniques for the quality assurance verification of special radiotherapy clinical procedures.  [2]

RAMT 5316  |  Brachytherapy Physics
Instrumentation and applications of physics to clinical brachytherapy procedures, equations for absorbed dose calculations including TG-43, methodologies in computerized treatment planning, and introduction to special techniques. [2]

RAMT 5390 | Master’s Independent Study (Therapeutic)
Introductory problem-solving topic in therapy medical physics including data taking, analysis, and write-up. [1-6]

RAMT 5391  |  Medical Physics Therapeutic Practicum I
Experience and training in a radiotherapy physics clinical setting; treatment planning, instrumentation calibration, and quality assurance. This course also includes radiotherapy patient interaction, clinical conference attendance, and review of treatment techniques in Radiation Oncology. Fall, Spring, Summer [2]

RAMT 5392  |  Medical Physics Therapeutic Practicum II
Experience and training in a radiotherapy physics clinical setting; treatment planning, instrumentation calibration, and quality assurance. This course also includes radiotherapy patient interaction, clinical conference attendance, and review of treatment techniques in Radiation Oncology. Fall, Spring, Summer [4]

RAMT 5393 | Doctoral Independent Study I
Advanced problem solving topic in therapy medical physics including literature survey, data taking, analysis, and manuscript submission. [3]

RAMT 5394 | Doctoral Independent Study II
Advanced problem solving topic in therapy medical physics including literature survey, data taking, analysis, and manuscript submission. [3]

RAMT 5395 | Medical Physics Clinical Rotations I
Advanced experience and clinical training in a radiation oncology department setting; treatment planning,  instrumentation calibration, quality assurance, and problem solving. For third- and fourth-year doctoral students. Fall, Spring, Summer [3-6]

RAMT 5396 | Medical Physics Clinical Rotations II
Advanced experience and clinical training in a radiation oncology department setting; treatment planning,  instrumentation calibration, quality assurance, and problem solving. For third- and fourth-year doctoral students. Fall, Spring, Summer [3-6]

RAMT 5397 | Medical Physics Clinical Rotations III
Advanced experience and clinical training in a radiation oncology department setting; treatment planning,  instrumentation calibration, quality assurance, and problem solving. For third- and fourth-year doctoral students. Fall, Spring, Summer [3-6]

RAMT 5401 |  Medical Physics Seminar II
Topics in clinical therapy physics, techniques and application. Fall [1]

Radiation Protection

RAMT 5310  |  Introduction to Clinical Applications and Radiation Protection of Therapy and Diagnostic Imaging Physics
Introduction to the applications of radiation therapy physics in the clinical environment, elements of radiation protection in both radiation therapy and diagnostic imaging settings as they apply to health care professionals and the general population, and regulatory issues facing health care professionals in modern radiology and radiation oncology clinics. Fall [3]

Ethics and Professionalism

RAMT 5320  |  Leadership, Management & Ethics for Medical Physicists
This course provides (1) an overview of ethical issues faced by practicing medical physicists, (2) an introduction of leadership philosophies that may be utilized when managing a clinical practice or technical team and (3) general professional and entrepreneurial life skill useful in the field of medical physics. Summer [3]

Computational Physics

RAMT 5330  |  Computational Methods for Medical Physicists
Medical physics entails many aspects of computational methods such as Monte Carlo simulation, optimization, image processing, and artificial intelligence. This course provides the fundamental principles and hands-on experience of the algorithms used in these subjects for medical physics graduate students. Summer [3]

Biomedical Engineering

BME 7420  |  Magnetic Resonance Imaging Methods [Formerly BME 378]
MR techniques to image tissue for clinical evaluation and researech. RF pulses, k-space trajectories, chemical shift, motion, flow and relaxation. Derivation of signal equations for pulse sequence design and analysis. Course includes hands-on experimental studies. Prerequisities: BME 304b, c or equivalent. SPRING [3]

BME 7410  |  Quantitative Methods in Biomedical Engineering
Mathematics, quantitative analysis, and computational methods for biomedical engineering applications. Topics include applied probability and statistics, signal analysis and experiment design, linear systems, Fourier transforms, and numerical modeling and analysis. FALL. [3]

Other Electives

CANB 8340  |  Introduction to Cancer Biology
This is a didactic lecture series in which general concepts in Cancer Biology will be reviewed. Topics range from molecular biology of cancer (oncogene and tumor suppressors) to novel concepts such as cancer stem cells and therapeutic approaches. Prerequisite: IGP core course or consent of instructor. FALL [2] Yull.

MATH 5821 |  Introduction to Applied Statistics (Also listed MATH 2821)
Review of basic applied statistics. Development of the analysis of variance as a technique for interpreting experimental data. Generalized likelihood ratio principle, confounding, multiple comparisons, introduction to response surface methodology, and nonparameteric methods. Experimental design including: completely randomized, nested, orthogonal contrasts, randomized block, Latin squares, factorial, and fractional factorial. Prerequisite: 5820. [3]

ENGM 5100 |  Finance and Accounting for Engineers (Also listed at ENGM 3100)
Time value of money, capital budgeting and formation, financial accounting and reporting, double entry bookkeeping, taxation, performance ratio measurements, and working capital management. Probabilistic models for expected net present value and rate of return, dividend pricing models for alternative growth scenarios, cost and market based models for average cost of capital, taxation algorithms, and regression analysis for individual firm betas. No credit for students who have earned credit for 3100. FALL, SPRING, SUMMER. [3]