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APPLIED PHYSICS IN MEDICINE

CODE 65448
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 5 cfu during the 1st year of 11477 ASSISTENZA SANITARIA (L/SNT4) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9286 TECNICA DELLA RIABILITAZIONE PSICHIATRICA(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9288 DIETISTICA(L/SNT3) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9294 TECNICHE DI RADIOLOGIA MEDICA, PER IMMAGINI E RADIOT(L/SNT3) - GENOVA
  • 8 cfu during the 1st year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - GE SAN MARTINO
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9282 LOGOPEDIA(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • 8 cfu during the 1st year of 9293 TECNICHE DI LABORATORIO BIOMEDICO(L/SNT3) - GENOVA
  • 7 cfu during the 1st year of 9287 TERAPIA DELLA NEURO E PSICOMOTRICITA' DELL'ETA' EVOL(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • 7 cfu during the 1st year of 9283 ORTOTTICA ED ASSISTENZA OFTALMOLOGICA(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • 8 cfu during the 1st year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - CHIAVARI
  • 7 cfu during the 1st year of 9291 TECN.FISIOPATOL.CARDIOCIRCOLAT.E E PERFUS.CARDIOVASC(L/SNT3) - GENOVA
  • 7 cfu during the 1st year of 9297 TECNICHE ORTOPEDICHE(L/SNT3) - GENOVA
  • 7 cfu during the 1st year of 9284 PODOLOGIA(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • 8 cfu during the 1st year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - PIETRA LIGURE
  • 8 cfu during the 1st year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - LA SPEZIA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9289 IGIENE DENTALE(L/SNT3) - GENOVA
  • 7 cfu during the 1st year of 9298 TECNICHE DELLA PREVENZIONE NELL'AMBIENTE E NEI LUOGH(L/SNT4) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR FIS/07
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • GE SAN MARTINO
  • CHIAVARI
  • PIETRA LIGURE
  • LA SPEZIA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Medical Physics

    The physics course consists of a selection of the most relevant topics for students of health and nursing professions.

    It will bring students to face the problems in quantitative approaches.

    The course is divided into six modules, each of which contains teaching units consisting of videolessons, transparencies files and exercises.

    At the end of each teaching unit, a self-assessment test is reported.
     

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Students must learn methodologies to understand and solve problems concerning physical and biophysical applications. It will bring students to face the problems in quantitative solution.

    (KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING) (Dublin): 2

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Training objectives. The course aims to lead students to face the solution of problems related to medical physics in both qualitative and quantitative terms, although limited to some aspects.

    It requires the student to follow the lessons online, to understand the topics of the attached slides and to solve the preparation and self-evaluation exercises. The material is available to students on Aulaweb.

    Students can perfect the ability to solve simple physics exercises even by following streaming lessons focused mainly on the resolution of exercises and quizzes similar to those used for exams. Only the ability to correctly face and interpret the proposed questions in the form of numerical exercises and/or quizzes can convince the student that he has understood the topics of the lessons. The student will have to acquire the ability to understand and correlate rather than rely only on mnemonic acquisition.

    The Nobel Prize in Physics, R.Feynman, said: « I don’t know what’s the matter with people: they don’t learn by understanding; they learn by some other way – by rote or something. Their knowledge is so fragile! »

    Expected learning outcomes. The student will have to learn the main elements of mechanics, thermology and thermodynamics, electricity, wave phenomena and light with particular reference to the topics of greatest relevance for students of study courses in Life Sciences. You will have to be able to interpret them through the resolution of quizzes and simple numerical exercises. The student can verify his/her preparation through the proposed self-assessment tests and the mandatory obtaining of a badge obtained by solving the evaluation quizzes sufficiently. The badge is essential to access the exam.

    The student must learn the main elements of mechanics, thermology and thermodynamics, electricity, wave and light phenomena, atomic and nuclear physics with particular reference to the topics of greatest relevance for students of study courses in Life Sciences.

    The student will have to pass the self-assessment tests in order to obtain the "badge" that allows to take the exam.

     

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course is provided online on Aulaweb: the student has available lessons, exercises and self-evaluation tests as well as lessons held in streaming focused on the resolution of exercises. In December, lectures are held mainly dedicated to the verification of teaching topics and the resolution of exercises. The professor proposes the comparison with lectures on the same topics held in the best universities – for example MIT – considering useful an international comparison already widely used in the past, for example in the choice of textbooks.

    Online teaching remains available on the Aulaweb website of the University of Genoa until February of the next A.A. to be deactivated and replaced by the next year site.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    PROGRAM / CONTENTS
            
    The course is divided into eight modules, each of which contains teaching units consist of videolessons, from transparencies files and exercises.

    At the end of each teaching unit is a self-assessment test, which has the purpose of reinforcing the key concepts treated by reflection on the content and facilitate the preparation of the final examination in the presence.

                     Module 1
    General information on the course and introduction to the course and simulations of Physics
                    The scientific method
                    Language and notation (only slides with examples)
                    Vettori and angelfish (video only)
                    Self-assessment module 1

                Module 2:
                    Physical and Read Sizes
                    The Laws of Dynamics

                Module 3:
                    Forces and motion
                    Self-assessments modules 2-3

                Module 4:
                    Work-Energy-Power and Conservation of mechanical energy
                    Self-assessment module 4
                    Exercises

                 

                Module 5:
                    Statics of Fluids
                    Thermodynamics and Gas perfect
                    Heat and temperature
                    Self-assessment module 5

                Module 6:
                    electric fields
                    electrical Circuits

                Module 7:
                    Lesson 13 - magnetic fields and alternating currents
                    Lesson 14 - Optics
                    Self-assessment modules 6-7

                Module 8:
                    Lesson 15 - Waves and. m. in medicine
                    Lesson 16 - The X-ray

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Suggested bibliograpy:

    M.Celasco – Lineamenti di Fisica – ECIG

    D.Scannicchio-E.Giroletti – Elementi di Fisica Biomedica - EdiSES

    M.Celasco-D.Panzieri – 2000 Problemi di Fisica – ECIG

    Jay Newman - Physics of the Life Sciences (Springer)

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ROBERTO EGGENHOFFNER (President)

    LILIANA BELGIOIA

    MASSIMO MARESCA

    MARIA PIA SORMANI

    GIANNI VIARDO VERCELLI

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Lessons are published online, and students can download material from the site since the first week of November. Students are required to complete attending previous topics before beginning a new one.

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam is held in conjunction with the courses of Radiopretection, Medical Statistics, Rigid Body Mechanics and Epidemiology. As far as the physics part is concerned, the exam requires the solution of 10 quizzes that the student must complete in fifteen minutes. Most are in multiple-choice format, only one of which is exact. There are no penalties for incorrect answers. Two of the ten questions can be asked numerically.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The student must acquire a "badge" to be admitted to take the written exam in the form of a quiz test. The achievement is after passing the self-assessment tests, which help the student to evaluate the opportunity to take the exam. Most of the ten questions in each exam are in multiple choice format, only one of which is exact. There are no penalties for incorrect answers. Two of the ten questions can ask a numerical answer. The student achieves three points for each correct answer. The exam rules are presented on the Aulaweb page of the integrated course to which this course adheres.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    The written exam must be sustained without  consulting any documentation, written or digital. It is not allowed during the examination to use phone or tablet; it is recommended to bring the calculator. The student must report on the examination sheet all calculations necessary to the quiz solution.