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Master of Science (Medical Radiation Physics) | 2018
Testamur Title of Degree:
Master of Science (Medical Radiation Physics)
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
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:
|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.|
The program comprises of fourteen coursework subjects and a research project:
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|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|
|PHYS961||Radiobiology and Radiation Protection||6||Spring|
|PHYS967||Research Project||12||Annual, Spring 2018/Autumn 2018|
Accredited by the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) and the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
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