Courses Catalogue

Applied Physics

COURSE CODE: MPP 1107
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physiology (Bachelor)
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

6.   Detailed Course Content

 

6.1 Radio Activity (1 LH)

 

1)  Definitions

 

2)  Examples of radioisotopes and their applications.

 

3)  Decay law and decay equation

 

4)  Applications of radio activity

 

5)  Hazards and safety precautions when handling radio Isotopes.

 

6.2 Radiation Detectors (1 LH)

 

1)  Geiger Muller

 

2)  Nuclear reactors

 

3)  Pocket ionization chamber

 

6.3 X-Rays (2 LH)

 

1)  Definition of X-rays

 

2)  Production of x-rays

 

3)  X-ray spectra

 

4)  X-ray diffraction

 

5)  Medical applications of X-rays

 

6.4 Thermodynamics (1 LH)

 

1)  Definitions

 

2)  Laws of thermodynamics