Office of the Provost

Interface of Science & Medicine

Participating Faculties: Science (Host) and Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

Project Leader: Blaine Chronik

Total Project Funding:  $20,000

Funding Period: 1 year

Abstract:
The project aims to further develop the undergraduate programs in both medical biophysics and medical physics at Western. The team proposes to create new courses that will streamline the transition from first year studies into upper year interdisciplinary programs. Students will acquire knowledge of basic physical concepts of modern techniques in medicine, such as MRI, CT, PET and ultrasound. Other courses will seek to strengthen students’ skills in applying mathematical and numerical methods to medical physics problems, and provide training on modern imaging techniques. This establishes an excellent foundation for students seeking an advanced degree and future career in medical physics or biophysics.