MDPH407-23W (C) Whole Year 2023

Research Tools

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 19 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 27 August 2023


This course is preparation for research in the Medical Physics area and includes modules on writing, presentation and typesetting skills, programming, statistics, data analysis, optimization, medical treatment planning and Monte Carlo modelling of radiation transport.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department


Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 464 Computer Lab
20 Feb - 26 Feb
20 Mar - 2 Apr
01-P2 Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 464 Computer Lab
27 Feb - 19 Mar
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 313 Physics Lab
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Course Coordinator

Steven Marsh


Chris Gordon


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Weekly Assignments 100% Assessment This is a pass/fail course. There is no final exam. Assessment consists of assignments every week or so, which will generally be due by Friday two weeks after the relevant computer lab or lecture. Students must pass all assignments. • All students have four assignments in Term 1 and Term 2. • MDPH407 students have three assignments in Term 3 and two in Term 4.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,114.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences .

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