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GS02 1073 Fundamental Anatomy, Physiology, and Biology for Medical Physics II

Jones, A. Kyle; Stafford, R. Jason. Three semester hours. Spring, annually. Grading System: Letter Grade. Prerequisites: GS02 1113: Intro to Medical Physics III: Therapy, GS01 1063:  Fundamental Anatomy, Physiology, and Biology for Medical Physics I

This is Part II 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.  Part II builds on the concepts from Part I of the course, and focuses on systems biology, including anatomy, physiology, and oncology, with special focus on the use of radiotherapy to treat cancer.  This course has a unique focus on radiologic anatomy, and students will learn to identify normal anatomic structures in medical images acquired using radiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Molecular and functional imaging and cancer biology are also introduced in this course.