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BSc Honours in Nuclear Medical Science

Offered by the Department of Nuclear Science

The main objective of the programme is to provide knowledge and practical skills in Nuclear Medical Science. Nuclear medicine has become quite popular in various medical applications such as medical diagnosis and treatments. In Nuclear Medical Science degree covers the scientific background of nuclear medicine which include nuclear medicine related instrumentation, diagnostic and radiotherapeutic physics, health physics, medical ethics and medical statistics. During the final year the students will have clinical practice in a relevant institute or a hospital where they acquire to carry out a research project related to the field which enables the student to combine the theory with case studies.

Scopes of this degree program is to produce graduates with sound knowledge of Nuclear Medical Science while promoting research and developments on nuclear medicine, radiobiology and medical physics in Sri Lanka. In addition, this degree will provide the basic knowledge and skills for those who plan for postgraduate degrees on medical physics and nuclear sciences.

Degree Aims

  • Explain the theories of nuclear science and apply nuclear science related applications
  • Discuss the advantages and limitations of nuclear medicine applications
  • Apply the knowledge of nuclear medical science to solve current health and medicare issues

Entry Requirements

Eligibility: GPA of 3.00 for NS core courses (Total weighted mark obtained for NS core courses).

Course Modules

(L – No. of Lecture hours, P – No. of Practical hours, O – Optional, X – Compulsory)

Level 3

Semester I

Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours
NS 3017 Applied Nuclear Science 3C 30L 30P X
NS 3025 Radiobiology 3C 45L X
NS 3027 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 2C 30L X
NS 3029 Physics of Nuclear Medicine 2C 30L X
NS 3904 Mathematics for Nuclear Science 3C 30L 30P O

Semester II

Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours
CH 3034 Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2C 30L O
NS 3023 Diagnostic radiology I 3C 45L X
NS 3018 Health Physics 3C 30L 30P X
NS 3022 Statistics for Nuclear Science 3C 30L 30P X
NS 3024 Biological and Medical Ethics 1C 15L X
NS 3028 Human Anatomy Practical 2C 60P X
NS 3030 Radioisotope Production 3C 45L X

Level 4

Semester I

Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours
NS 4029 Diagnostic Radiology II 3C 30L 30P X
NS 4005 Clinical Education 1C 30P X
NS 4901 Nuclear Electronics 3C 30L 30P X
NS 4035 Applications of Radioisotopes in Medicine 3C 45L X
NS 4034 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 2C 30L X
NS 4006 Seminar and Essay 3C 90P X

Semester II

Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours
NS 4032 Radiotherapy Physics 3C 45P X
NS 4007 Research Project 8C 240P X
NS 4108 Clinical Practice I 2C 60P X
NS 4109 Clinical Practice II 2C 60P X