PHYSICS AND MEDICAL STATISTICS

PHYSICS AND MEDICAL STATISTICS

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Code
67074
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 9012 PHYSICS (LM-17) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
FIS/04
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (PHYSICS)
semester
2° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course offers an overview of ionizing radiation applied to medicine, the use of digital images in diagnostics and the statistical processing of clinical data

Teaching methods

Lectures

48-hour front course on the blackboard with slides

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Biomechanics and fluids and sense physics Problems of scale in living organisms. Biological materials. Mechanics of rigid body and movement. Structural instabilities. Stretching compression in tissues and bones. Equations of motion for fluids applied to humans. Elastic vessels and their equilibrium conditions. Blood circulation. Receptors: touch, taste and smell. Vision: structure and functioning of the eye. Hearing and balance: structure and functioning of the ear. The current legislation.

Radiation and clinical apparatus Effects of electromagnetic fields on the human organism and electrical safety. Laser applications in clinical practice. Use of the Doppler effect: ultrasound. Ionizing radiation and X radiation: radioscopy and radiography. Dosimetry and Nuclear Medicine. Computerized axial tomography (TAC). Positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission (SPECT). The physical principles of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Particle accelerators for clinical use. Radiotherapy.

Clinical images and medical statistics Digital images: image processing, filtering and reconstruction. Treatment plans and conformational treatment in radiotherapy. Clinical studies. Treatment and processing of clinical data. Descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. Testing hypotheses and contingency tables. Survival studies.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

B.Brown e al., Medical Physics and biomedical engineering, Edizioni IoP

D.Hall, Basic acustic, J.Wiley Edition

F Hoppensteadt, Mathematics in medicine and life science, Springer Edition

G.Norman, D Streiner, Biostatistica, Casa editrice Ambrosiana

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

PAOLO PRATI (President)

DARIO MASSABO'

ANDREA CHINCARINI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures

48-hour front course on the blackboard with slides

ORARI

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EXAMS

Exam description

Written and oral exam

Assessment methods

The examination conducted by the teacher teaching teacher assisted by one or more experts in the subject, consists of a written test and an oral test. In the written test the student is asked to draw up a short report on one of the topics covered in the course. The oral exam covers the discussion of the written test plus a question on a different topic.

The questions are chosen so as to ascertain the degree of preparation of the student, his ability for synthesis and expression.