This course presents the fundamental principles and objectives of health physics. Topics covered include;
Gases, Radio Activity, Radiation Detectors, X-Rays, Thermodynamics, Quantity of Heat in Matter/Body, Black Body Radiation, Electricity, Nerve Fibre Cell, Pressure Measurement and Fluid Notion, Hydro Dynamics, Bernoulli’s Principle and Equation of Continuity, Further Applications for Radio Activity, Human Mechanics, Human Machine, Human Metabolism, Body Temperature and Its Limits, Hypothermia and Body Mechanisms to Regulate Temperature.
A student is expected to be having knowledge about elementary parts of Ionic physics especially the structure of an atom; Mechanics especially dimensions and some arithmetic skills attained from advanced level or its equivalent. The course unit is designed to equip learners with knowledge of physics as applied to Medical diagnosis and treatment of some human disorders. It further equips learners with the skills on how to deal with hazards involved in the Interactions of physical tools with human body.
The aim of this course is to develop the student’s knowledge and understanding of the physics and principles of operation of equipment used in X-ray Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy.
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Diagnose any medical problem with maximum utilization of the gadgets available
- Be conscious and aware of highly reactive Chemicals and dangerous radiations and how test he can protect against
- Have sufficient knowledge that enables him to use the principles of physics in research