Bachelor of Science in Premed Physics
Degree Codes: Program- BPMPH Plan- BPMPH
People pursuing a career in medicine often take BS Biology as their premed course. This is however, not the only path available for future physicians. As advance in knowledge become increasingly multi-disciplinary in nature, a preparation other than the usual offers different perspectives that often result in new and better ways of doing things. The BS Premed Physic program is a nine-trimester premed program, satisfying all requirements for a premed course, thus enabling graduates to proceed to medical school right away after passing the National Medical Admission Test (NMAT).
The program offers a different perspective to preparation for medical school by concentrating on the applications of physics in medicine. It is hoped that the graduates of the program will become technologically-adept and technically-oriented physicians, traits that are increasingly useful in the modern practice of medicine. Being in a trimestral program allows you to shorten the preparation for medicine by one year.
BS PREMED PHYSICS Core and Specialization Courses
|Physics Courses||Thermodynamics, Fluids, Elasticity|
|Waves and Optics|
|Computer Programming for Physics|
|Specialization Courses||Radiation Physics|
|Biology Courses||Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy|
|Fundamental of Physiollogy|
|Chemistry Courses||Organic Chemistry|
|Foundational Courses||Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism|
|Zoology and Botany|
Radiation Physics (Lecture and Laboratory)
An introductory course on radiation physics aimed at providing a working background on the different types of radiation, their sources and detection and their general application in medicine and biology. Topics include different interactions of radiation with matter, various sources of radiation (man-made and natural), nuclear reactions and radioisotope production, neutron sources, nuclear reactors and particle accelerators in and their general application in medicine and biology.
Includes fundamental scientific concepts that tackle the negative implications brought about by radiation technology, and the effective means of preventing and minimizing those risks, particularly in industrial and medical settings. Essentially, topics that cover the standard radiation safety schemes will be discussed to provide the students with the knowledge of radiation protection.
An introductory course that will provide undergraduate physics majors with basic fundamentals in nuclear medicine, including radiopharmaceuticals; nuclear medicine imaging such as gamma camera, thyroid and bone scintigraphy, PET; nuclear medicine therapy such as radionuclide therapy, radioimmunotherapy, in-vivo and in-vitro studies.
Medical Imaging (Lecture & Laboratory)
Introductory course on medical imaging which aims to provide students with knowledge on different types of medical imaging devices, their sources and their general applications in medicine and biology. It includes radioactivity, photon and charged particle interaction in matter, x-ray production and quality.
The first of two courses in radiation theraphy. This course covers topics on radiotheraphy machines – their components and principles of operations, the various properties and mechanisms of x-ray and electron interaction with matter and the dosimetry of therapeutic x-rays.