2018 Postgraduate Courses
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Master of Science (Medical Radiation Physics) | 2018

Testamur Title of Degree:

Master of Science (Medical Radiation Physics)



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2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

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Delivery Mode:

On-campus (Face-to-face)

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The Master of Science (Medical Radiation Physics) is a program for graduates with a minimal physics background who wish to work in public health and related areas, and who have a need for current knowledge and technical expertise in Medical Radiation Physics.

Entry Requirements and Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Evaluate medical radiation related instrumentation and apply techniques associated with diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology.
2 Interpret theoretical, practical and professional information and communicate knowledge, ideas and procedures to other health care professionals/practitioners, researchers and other key stakeholders.
3 Employ independent learning strategies to self-evaluate and update professional knowledge of innovations in medical radiation physics.
4 Apply knowledge of the basic structure and function of the human body relevant to clinical diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology.
5 Evaluate radiation and radioactivity, its properties, units of measure, dosimetry measurement concepts and methods.
6 Appraise radiation safety practices and procedures associated with diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology.
7 Exercise critical thinking and judgement of the biological effects of radiation and its application for radiation safety and for radiation treatment.
8 Perform the clinical support procedures required of a medical physicist in a professional and ethical manner.
9 Design, research, synthesise key information and apply expert judgement in completing independent research projects and thesis in the field of medical radiation physics.

Course Structure

The program  comprises of fourteen coursework subjects and a research project:  

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
MTH8201 Multivariate and Vector Calculus 6 Autumn
PHY8205 Advanced Modern Physics 6 Autumn
PHYS965 Detection of Radiation 6 Autumn
MEDI100 Human Structure and Function 6 Autumn
PHYS966 Physics of Radiotherapy 6 Autumn
MTH8202 Differential Equations 2 6 Spring
PHY8225 Electromagnetism and Optoelectronics 6 Spring
PHY8255 Radiation Physics 6 Spring
PHY8375 Nuclear Physics 6 Spring
Year 2
PHY8305 Quantum Mechanics 6 Autumn
PHY9325 Electromagnetism 6 Autumn
PHYS962 Medical Imaging 6 Autumn
PHYS961 Radiobiology and Radiation Protection 6 Spring
PHYS963 Nuclear Medicine 6 Spring
PHYS967 Research Project 12 Annual, Spring 2018/Autumn 2018


Professional Recognition/Accreditation

Accredited by the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) and the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).

Other Information

For further information please email: eis@uow.edu.au or Academic Program Director 

Last reviewed: 24 November, 2017