PHYC10130 Physics II Medical Science

Academic Year 2023/2024

The module is directed at students in Medical Science and Life Science programmes. Students are introduced to the concepts and basic principles of electricity, magnetism, electromagnetism, modern physics including waves, nuclear physics and applications. The physical principles of devices such as the electric pacemaker, mass spectrograph and cyclotron are explained.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module the student should have a good knowledge of the basic principles of electricity, magnetism, electromagnetism, waves, electromagnetic radiation, nuclear physics and practical applications and be aware of the importance of these topics in the context Medical and Life Sciences.
Students should also be capable of solving problems related to material studied as part of the module.

Indicative Module Content:

Electric charge and electric field
Electric potential
Electric currents
DC circuits
Electromagnetic induction and Faraday’s law
Electromagnetic waves
Modern physics
Nuclear physics
Applications of all the above.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

PHYC10120 Physics in Medicine I
PHYC10070 Foundations of Physics

Learning Recommendations:

PHYC10120 Physics in Medicine I

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
PHYC10070 - Foundations of Physics, PHYC10120 - Physics in Medicine

PHYC10010 - Physics I, PHYC10020 - Physics of the Cell for lifesc, PHYC10030 - Physics of Macro-organisms, PHYC10060 - Fields, Waves & Light, PHYC10080 - Frontiers of Physics, PHYC10090 - Physics II, PHYC10140 - Diagnostic Imaging: Physics, PHYC10150 - Physics for Engineers I, PHYC10160 - Physics for Engineers II, PHYC10180 - Physics for Ag. Science, PHYC10190 - Aspects of Physics for Ag. Sci, PHYC20080 - Fields, Waves and Light

Additional Information:
PHYC10120 Physics in Medicine I or PHYC10070 Foundations of Physics

Physics II Electricity and Mag (EXPH10130)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Continuous Assessment: There will be ~four online quizzes in this module. The timing will be determined depending on progress in the lectures and notice will be given. Throughout the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Examination: 2hr-final exam. It may be a Brighspace-based MCQ-type exam
2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Lab Report: 2 two-hour practical sessions Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

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Main Textbook: "Physics principles with applications" by Giancoli
Name Role
Ms Angela Dunne O'Toole Tutor
Bill Wells Kamtchou Tutor
Professor Sheila McBreen Tutor
Dr Ian Mercer Tutor