Bachelor of Science in Radiation and Health Physics

Entrance Requirements

Admission to the degree programme shall be as specified in the Faculty of Science Regulations 23.2.1 and 23.4

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.

Programme Structure

LEVEL 100

Semester I

PHY112: Geometrical Optics and Mechanics (4)
CHE101: General Chemistry I (4)
MAT111: Introductory Mathematics I (4)
COM141: Communication and Academic Literacy Skills (Science) (3)
ICT121: Computing Skills Fundamentals 1 (2)

Semester II

PHY122: Electricity and Magnetism, Introduction to Modern Physics (4)
CHE102: General Chemistry II (Pre-requisite: CHE101)
MAT122: Introductory Mathematics II (4) (Pre-requisite: MAT111)
COM142 Academic and Professional Communication (Science) (3)
ICT122: Computing Skills Fundamentals 2 (2)

LEVEL 200

Semester III

PHY232: Properties of Matter, Basic Thermody namics and Introduction to Nuclear Physics (3) (Pre-requisite: PHY112)
PHY239: Physics Practicals 3.1 (1) (Pre-requisite: PHY112)
CHE211: Introduction to Analytical Chemistry (2 Credits) (Pre-requisite: CHE102)
CHE213: Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (1) (Co-requisite: CHE211)
ENH211: Introduction to Environmental Health (3)
MAT221: Calculus I (3) (Pre-requisite: MAT122)
MAT271: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (3) (Pre-requisite: MAT122)

Semester IV

Core Courses

PHY242: Basic Electronics (3) (Pre-requisite: PHY122)
PHY249: Physics Practicals 4.1 (1) (Pre-requisite: PHY122)
PRH241: Radiation Physics I (3)
PRH242: Radiation Therapy I (3)
Optional Course (3)
Elective Course (3)

WINTER SEMESTER

PRH299: Internship: Supervised Clinical and/or Industrial Exposure (3)

LEVEL 200

Optional Courses

Semester IV

(May take any one course)

PHY241: Electricity and Magnetism (3) (Pre-requisite: PHY 122)
CSI241: Structured Programming (3) ENH222: Epidemiology (3)

LEVEL 300

Semester V

Core Courses

PRH351: Radiation Physics II (3) (Pre-requisite: PRH241)
PRH352: Radiation Therapy II (3) (Pre-requisite: PRH242)
PRH353: Introduction to Radiography (3)
PRH354: Introduction to Radiology (3)
Optional Course (3)

Semester VI

Core Courses

PRH361: Radiobiology and Protection (3)
PRH362: Physics of Medical Imaging (3) (Pre-requisite: PRH 354)
PRH363: Radiation Detection and Instrumentation (3) (Pre-requisite: PHY242)
PRH365: Environmental Physics (3) Elective Course (3)

WINTER SEMESTER

PRH399: Internship: Supervised Clinical and/or Industrial Exposure (3)

LEVEL 300

Optional Courses

Semester V

(May take any one course)

MAT371: Mathematical Statistics I (3) (Pre-requisite: MAT271)
ENH313: Basic Toxicology (3)
PHY367: Elements of Air Pollution I (3)

LEVEL 400

Semester VII

Core Courses

PRH471: Nuclear Rules and Regulations (3)
PRH472: Fundamentals of Nuclear Energy (3) (Pre-requisite: PHY232)
PRH481: Applied Nuclear Physics (3) (Pre-requisite: PHY232)
Optional Course (3)
Elective Course (3)

Semester VIII

PRH482: Radiation Protection and Dosimetry (3) (Pre-requisite: PRH361)
PRH483: Applied Radiation Safety Techniques (3)
PRH485: Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Physics (3)
PRH489: Research Project (6)

LEVEL 400

Optional Courses

Semester VII

(May take any one course)

PHY477: Elements of Air Pollution II (3)
PHY476: Microprocessor and Digital Systems (3) (Pre-requisite: PHY353)
PRH484 Environmental Radioactivity as one of the optional courses.

SERVICE COURSES

The following Physics courses are offered as Service Courses for non-Physics majors.

PHY161: Physics for Nurses (3)
PHY162: Physics Applied to Home Economics (3)