The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

PHYS 4312 Introductory Nuclear Engineering and Health Physics Concepts

The course will include: the history of nuclear development; radioactivity and radiation protection; global and national energy requirements and the impact of nuclear power plants; fission and fusion reactor concepts; industrial application; health physics as well as nuclear medicine. Some hands-on experiments in radiation detection, measurement, and use of dosimeters will be incorporated. Educational trips to different cancer centers, and to the Radioisotope production center will be part of the course.




PHYS 4309

Schedule Type


Grading Basis

Standard Letter (A-F)

Administrative Unit

Dept of Physics and Astronomy


As scheduled