2nd Bachelor in Medical Biology - Cytology

Applied biomedical physics

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ECTS Credits3
Number of Hours (h/year)30
Teaching staffCAMPSTEYN, Henri
Course UnitCompulsory
TermQuad. 1 and 2

Physics and mathematics studied during the 1st year.

Aims and Objectives

To learn phenomenons and laws of physics and their applications with extension to other sciences. To be skilled in measurement , its surrouding and its treatment. To understand instruments and techniques met in clinical laboratories.


Constitution of the matter: elementary particules ( standard model); nucleus; atoms and molecules ( quantum mechanics).

Emission of radiations: luminescence; laser; radioactivity and related radiations.

Interaction of non-ionizing and ionizing radiations with matter; nuclear reactions; nuclear reactors; accelerators.

Caracterization ( source, radiation and irradiated matter) and detection of ionizing radiations; dosimetry.

X Rays ( applications).

Electronic and confocal microscopies


Problems on radiodosages


BLANC D. et PORTAL G., Physique nucléaire, Masson 1993

CAMERON J.R. et SKOFRONICK J.G., Medical Physics, Wiley, 1978

GALLE P. et PAULIN R., Biophysique (radiobiologie et radiopathologie), Masson, 1992

KANE J. et STERNHEIM M., Physique, Dunod, 1999

SCHOEFF L.E. et WILLIAMS R.H., Principles of Laboratory Instruments, Mosby, 1993.

Teaching and Learning MethodsLectures
Assessment MethodsOral examinations

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