Medical Physics

Level: Postgraduate coursework

The Sydney Medical Physics program provides specialist postgraduate training in the application of radiation physics, dosimetry, imaging and radiobiology to cancer diagnosis and treatment, and to radiation detection and protection.

Courses in the program are available at the graduate diploma and master's degree level. The program is accredited by the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM), the body responsible for the Training and Education Accreditation Program (TEAP) for medical physics registrars.

Graduates of the medical physics program will:

• have a sound knowledge of fundamental radiation and nuclear physics
• be able to correctly identify anatomical features in a clinical CT scan
• understand the difference between diagnostic and functional imaging
• be able to measure radiation dose with difference detectors
• know how to characterize radiation beams from clinical linear accelerators
• have a thorough knowledge of modern radiotherapy treatment techniques
• be able to develop computational models for imaging and dosimetry
• have a sound knowledge of radiation protection and radiobiology
• have an appreciation of advanced clinical techniques in medical physics, such as image-guided radiotherapy, multi-modal imaging and hadron therapy.

Graduates will, in addition, have gained sufficient experience in research methodology and techniques to enable them to initiate independent, self-directed research leading to peer-reviewed publications in scientific literature.

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