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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Science

Program Name : Bachelor of Science in Radiation and Health Physics

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 34 Option 1: 20 (Maths + Physics + Chemistry) Option 2: 22 (Maths +Science D/Award)


Type : Under Graduate

No. of Semesters : 8

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum of grade D in English Language and a grade of C in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics, or a minimum of grade BB in Science Double Award or equivalent, or a minimum of grade A in Physical Science and a grade C in Biology, or equivalent. Applicants may be admitted to Level 200 if they have successfully completed Bachelor of Science Level 100 with passes in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. Entrance Requirements Admission to the degree programme shall be as specified in the Faculty of Science Regulations 23.2.1 and 23.4. Progression In order to proceed from one semester to the next, a student must obtain a Cumulative GPA which is in accordance with General Regulation 00.9. Assessment Performance in each course shall be evaluated by the combination of continuous assessment and final examination marks in the ratio of 1:1, except for physics practicals and physics projects which will be assessed by CA only. Classification of the Diploma The award of the Diploma shall be classified as Distinction, Merit, Credit or Pass, according to the GPA as per General Regulation 10.4. Award of Degree To be awarded a degree, a candidate/student must have taken and passed all relevant courses as prescribed in Section 13 and must satisfy the University of Botswana Academic General Regulations 00.8 and 00.9 and Faculty of Science Special Regulation 20.

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  GENERAL CHEMISTRY I Credits : 4
  INTRO TO COMMN & ACADEMIC LITERACY(SCIENCE) Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS I Credits : 2
  INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS I Credits : 4
  GEOMETRICAL OPTICS, MECHANICS, VIBRATIONS AND WAVES Credits : 4

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

  GENERAL CHEMISTRY II Credits : 4
  ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL COMMN (SCIENCE) Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS II Credits : 4
  ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM Credits : 4

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY Credits : 2
  ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I Credits : 1
  INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH Credits : 3
  CALCULUS I Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS Credits : 3
  PROPERTIES OF MATTER, BASIC THERMODYNAMICS Credits : 3
  PHYSICS PRACTICALS 3.1 Credits : 1

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  BASIC ELECTRONICS Credits : 3
  PHYSICS PRACTICALS 4.1 Credits : 1
  RADIATION PHYSICS I Credits : 3
  RADIATION THERAPY I Credits : 3
  INTERNSHIP I: CLINICAL INDUSTRIAL EXPOSURE Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  STRUCTURED PROGRAMMING Credits : 4
  EPIDEMIOLOGY Credits : 3
  ADVANCED ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Semester 5

Core Courses

  RADIATION PHYSICS II Credits : 3
  RADIATION THERAPY II Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO RADIOGRAPHYS Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO RADIOLOGY Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  BASIC TOXICOLOGY Credits : 3
  MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS I Credits : 3
  ELEMENTS OF AIR POLLUTION I Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Semester 6

Core Courses

  INTERNSHIP: SUPERVISED CLINICAL AND/OR INDUSTRIAL EXPOSURE Credits : 3
  RADIOBIOLOGY AND PROTECTION Credits : 3
  PHYSICS OF MEDICAL IMAGING Credits : 3
  RADIATION DETECTION & INSTRUMENTATION Credits : 3
  ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Semester 7

Core Courses

  GEOPHYSICAL TIME SERIES ANALYSES Credits : 3
  NUCLEAR RULES AND REGULATIONS Credits : 3
  FUNDAMENTALS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES II Credits : 3
  ELEMENTS OF AIR POLLUTION II Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Semester 8

Core Courses

  APPLIED NUCLEAR PHYSICS Credits : 3
  RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY Credits : 3
  APPLIED RADIATION SAFETY TECHNIQUES Credits : 3
  RESEARCH PROJECT Credits : 6

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 8.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 8.
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