Feb 01, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin 
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Physics BS

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The Biomedical Physics BS degree is an innovative preparation for careers in medicine, medical physics, and biomedical engineering, empowering problem solving in biology and medicine with physics tools and analysis used in Medical Imaging, Radiation Therapy, Biotechnology, Molecular Biophysics, and Nanotechnology. It is interdisciplinary in nature, combining ideas, technologies, and applications from physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, medical applications, and research.

Total Credits - 124

Major - 34

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Apply basic biophysics and mathematical tools to model biomedical processes and phenomena.
  • Conduct biophysical laboratory experiments to evaluate the effectiveness of theoretical models.
  • Achieve Foundational 100-200 level program and ACE/SAGES course outcomes AUUFO IS.FND.
    • 3a. Interprets quantitative information, communicates evidence about that information in applications or projects, and uses mathematical methods to solve problems and analyze data in context. Describe assumptions or limitations of these methods,
    • 3b. Makes a reasonable estimate, uses appropriate tools, and verifies the reasonableness of the result in context when working with quantitative information,
    • 3c. Creates, interprets, and translates between numerical,graphical, symbolic, and verbal representations of quantitative information.
    • 6. Frames a problem or question in selected areas of study. Identifies ideas, concepts, theories, or practical approaches to the problem or question.
  • Achieve Baccalaureate 300-400 level program and ACE/SAGES course outcomes AUUFO IS.BAC.
    • 1a. Locates, evaluates, incorporates, and properly cites discipline-appropriate information resources including written, audio, visual, and social media, as appropriate for the discipline in projects, papers or performances.
    • 1b. Generates information through independent or collaborative analytical inquiry and uses that information in a project, paper or performance, e.g., a capstone experience.
    • 2b. Demonstrates reading skills across genres, including an ability to interact with texts, construct meaning, and advance intellectual conversations in the discipline.
    • 3a. Recognizes quantitative aspects of problems across disciplines. Works with multiple approaches, e.g., mathematical models, sequences and timing, spatial layout, probability and statistics, or set relationships.
    • 3b. Constructs logical arguments, proofs, or defenses for quantitative decision-making and presents the results in papers, projects, presentations, juried review, or performances.
    • 6. Differentiates and evaluates theories and approaches to complex problems within multiple fields of study.

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