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Medical Physics Curriculum for Undergraduate Engineering Students AbstractMedical physics demands expertise from a wide variety of disciplines and combines areas suchas medical imaging, radiation therapy, nuclear oncology, even a new rapidly-growing field ofnanomedicine. Medical physicists often have a physics or engineering background, but at thesame time possess knowledge about radiation-tissue interactions and good general knowledge ofbiology, anatomy and physiology. The training of professionals and contributing to thistechnological field requires multidisciplinary education. In this paper, we are striving to enrichthe science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students by developing anundergraduate program in medical physics. We discuss the new curriculum and theresearch/design sequence in medical physics for the undergraduate students. This innovativeprogram will offer to undergraduate students both course work and intensive researchexperiences to better prepare them to lead the discovery of superior diagnostic techniques andtreatments of cancer diseases.
Letfullin, R. (2011, June), Medical Physics Curriculum for Undergraduate Engineering Students Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/18339
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