Division of Medical Physics

Radiation Biology

UT HSC Medical Physics Course MPHY6160/8160 (CRN: 27965/27971) 
Spring semester 2018

 Class meeting time:   Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
(*Wednesday 4 PM – 6:30 PM for KR/SS lectures
 Thursday 4 PM – 6:30 PM for DE lectures)

 Class meeting place:

Ruppert Center, Suit K, 0005A
(DCC 2nd floor conference room for KR/DE/SS lectures)

 Textbook:

Radiobiology for the Radiologist, 7th edition
Eric J. Hall, Amato Giaccia; Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins Co, Philadelphia, PA 

 Instructors:  Diana Shvydka, E. Ishmael Parsai, David Elliott, Krishna Reddy, Siddharth Saraiya

 Grades: Midterm - 50%, Final exam - 50%

 

Syllabus:

Date

Prof.

Topic(s)

Chapters

 17 Jan

EIP

Physics & Chemistry of Radiation Absorption

1

 24 Jan

DS

DNA Strand Breaks; Chromosome Aberrations; Cell Survival Curves

2, 3

 31 Jan

DS

Radiosensitivity and Cell Age in the Mitotic Cycle; Fractionated Radiation and the Dose-Rate Effect

4, 5

 7 Feb

EIP

Oxygen Effects; Re-oxygenation; Linear Energy Transfer; Relative Biological Effectiveness

6, 7

 *14 Feb

KR

Effects of Total Body Irradiation; Radiation Cataractogenesis; Radiation Carcinogenesis

8, 10, 13 

 21 Feb

DS

Dose-Response Relationships; Normal Tissue Responses 

19, 20

 *28 Feb

DE

Time, Dose and Fractionation in Clinical Radiotherapy; Newer & Less Common Radiation Modalities

23, 24, 25

 Week of  Mar 7th

 

SPRING BREAK

 

 14 Mar

DS

MIDTERM EXAMINATION

1-8, 10, 13, 19, 20, 23-25

 21 Mar

EIP

Heritable Effects of Radiation; Effects of Radiation on the Embryo and Fetus

11, 12

 28 Mar

EIP

Diagnostic Imaging; Nuclear Medicine; Radiation Risk vs. Benefit; Radiation Protection

15, 16, 17

 *4 Apr

KR

Cancer Biology 

18 

 11 Apr

DS

Model Tumor Systems; Tumor Kinetics

21, 22 

 *18 Apr

SS

Radioprotectors; Radiosensitizers;  Chemotherapy Agents

9, 26, 27

 26 Apr

DS

HyperthermiaPredictive Assays; Radiation and Imunotherapy

28

 2 May

DS

FINAL EXAMINATION

9, 11, 12, 15-18, 21, 22, 26-28

Last Updated: 12/18/17