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Title: PROFESSIONAL BACHELOR PROGRAM IN HONOR HEALTH PHYSICS with emphasis on Environmental Health Physics Physics Department Texas Southern University


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PROFESSIONAL BACHELOR PROGRAM IN HONOR HEALTH
PHYSICS with emphasis on Environmental Health
Physics Physics Department Texas Southern
University
  • Launching Fall 2008
  • Funding through Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    grant No.
  • NRC-38-07-495

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  • The ONLY Health Physics Program in the Greater
    Houston Area!
  • SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

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Pre-Medical Physics Track
  • in
  • Collaboration with M. D. Anderson
  • Radiation Biology at M. D. Anderson
  • Internships at M. D. Anderson
  • Priority acceptance at the M.S. Medical Physics
    Program at M. D. Anderson for the very best
    students.

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  • Specialization courses in Nuclear Engineering
    on-line at UT-Austin

5
What is Health Physics?
  • It means Radiation Protection. The aim is to
    protect the people and the environment from the
    harmful effects of radiation, while at the same
    time benefiting from its exploitation.
  • Health physicist principally work at facilities
    where radionuclides or ionizing radiation are
    used.

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Why Study Health Physics?
  • There is a strong and increasing demand for
    Health Physicists.
  • On the Health Physics Society web site
    http//hps.org/govtrelations/humancapital.html
  • an article named Human Capital Crisis in
    Radiation Safety was published.

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  • It is a professional bachelor degree with a bar
    exam certification available.

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Certified HP Salary Survey 2007
  • Bachelors Health Physics average 106,908
  • Min 83,750
  • Max 131,250
  • http//www.hps.org/publicinformation/
  • hpcareers.html

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Why there is a dramatically increasing demand?
  • The approaching because of many reasons world oil
    craze created conditions for Nuclear Energy
    Renaissance.
  • Indeed, 28 new power plant applications are
    presently under consideration in the US creating
    a huge demand for health physicists and nuclear
    engineers.
  • In the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the
    retirement will open about 10000 jobs by 2012.
  • Many environmental HP work in radioanalitical
    laboratories.

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Where the health physicist can work?
  • Industry
  • Power plants
  • Accelerator facilities
  • National laboratories
  • Radioanalitical laboratories
  • Medical Centers
  • Education
  • Research
  • Regulatory enforcement and occupation safety

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What can we offer?
  • Scholarships (more detailed information can be
    found on our website). http//physics.tsu.edu
  • Pre-medical track as well as an optional
    specialization available.
  • Collaboration with MD Anderson.
  • Nuclear Engineering specialization through
    collaboration with UT Austin.
  • Pending proposal for Radiochemistry course in
    collaboration with UT Austin.

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Our Program
  • It is designed as a comprehensive curriculum
    almost at graduate level, combining academic
    education with very practical skills.
  • It provides core training in radiation physics
    and radiation detection beneficial for every
    radiation related professional.
  • The specialized courses starts at the fifth
    semester.

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Specialized Health Physics Core Courses
  • Basic concepts of atomic and radiation physics
    using partly the book of James Turner, Atoms,
    Radiation and Radiation Protection (1 semester).
  • Environmental Radioactivity (1 semester)
  • Introductory Nuclear Physics by K. Krane (2
    semesters)
  • Radiation detection and measurement by Knoll (3
    semesters)
  • Radiation detection lab (3 semesters lab)
  • Radiation protection and dosimetry by M. Stabi (
    2 semesters)

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Upcoming core courses
  • Radiochemistry
  • Radiology emergency management

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Optional Courses
  • Radiation Biology (M. D. Anderson)
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lab
  • Nuclear Engineering (through partnership with
    UT-Austin)
  • Introductory Medical Physics
  • Medical Imaging

16
Summer Schools and Internships
  • Many opportunity exist
  • UT-Austin
  • M. D. Anderson
  • Medical Center Houston
  • AM College Station
  • University of North Texas
  • Oak Ridge National Lab

17
Pre-Medical Physics Program
  • Basic concepts of atomic and radiation physics
    using partly the book of James Turner, Atoms,
    Radiation and Radiation Protection (1 semester).
  • Introductory Nuclear Physics by K. Krane (2
    semesters)
  • Radiation detection and measurement by Knoll (3
    semesters)
  • Radiation detection lab (3 semesters lab)
  • Introduction to Medical Physics (1 semester)
  • Radiation protection and dosimetry by M. Stabi (
    1 semesters)
  • Radiation Biology (1 semester)
  • Introduction to Medical Imaging (1 semester)
  • Radiation Therapy (1 semester)

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Our Aim!
  • To maintain highly recognized program. The
    graduates to be able to continue in the top M.S.
    programs in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering
    or Medical Physics.

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Program Supporting Faculty
  • Dr. Elena Stefanova (Nuclear Physicist) program
    initiator and developer
  • Dr. Mark Harvey (High-energy physicist with
    specialization post-doc at M.D. Anderson
  • Mr. Boris Tsenov - health physicist at UH
    adjunct instructor at TSU
  • A PhD in Health Physics is going to be hired

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Accomplishments of Physics Program
  • Have Recruited Nationally/Internationally
    Prominent Physics Faculty (starting Sept. 2006)
  • http//physics.tsu.edu/People/People.phpFaculty
  • D. Bessis, Math. Physics
  • C. J. Tymczak, Comp. Physics
  • Dr. Handy Carlos

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MAJOR/ASSOCIATED COURSES for the HONOR HEALTH
PHYSICS and PRE-MEDICA PHYSICS OPTIONS
  • http//physics.tsu.edu/Academics/BSHealth.php
  • http//physics.tsu.edu/Academics/BSRadiation.php
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