GS02 1063 Fundamental Anatomy, Physiology, and Biology for Medical Physics I

Jones, A. Kyle; Stafford, R. Jason. Three semester hours. Fall, annually. Grading System: Letter Grade. Prerequisite: GS02 1113: Intro to Medical Physics III: Therapy.

This is Part I of a two-part course that covers the fundamental biological principles that are essential for medical physicists, presenting them in an integrated progression from the molecular level to the organismal level. This course may also be of interest for graduate students of biophysics, radiation biology, and biomedical engineering. Beginning with a review of basic biochemistry, the course proceeds through molecular biology then cellular biology and physiology. Applications of these principles to radiation biology are covered, then the course moves to cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, tumor growth and development, and radiation carcinogenesis. The course concludes with the language of anatomy then tissues and their response to radiation.