Medical Physics

Course overview

The Master of Medical Physics (MMedPhys) is the entry level qualification for trainee medical physicists. Physical scientists apply their knowledge and training in many different areas of medicine including the treatment of cancer, medical imaging, physiological monitoring and radiation safety.

Course outcomes

The Master of Medical Physics provides the entry level qualification for trainee medical physicists working in a hospital medical physics department. The course is accredited by the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM). Graduates of the Master of Medical Physics will qualify to apply for trainee medical physicist positions in hospitals in Australia and New Zealand. Medical physicists employed in hospitals often undertake higher degree research studies part-time towards the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) qualification. The course structure provides access to research and data analytic skills which may be applied in academic research roles, start-up companies and health related data science.

 

Graduate Diploma in Medical Physics

Master of Medical Physics


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

GNMEDPHY-01

Graduate Diploma in Medical Physics

MAMEDPHY-01

Master of Medical Physics

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
Graduate Diploma in Medical Physics
(b)
Master of Medical Physics
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any course in this sequence. Only the highest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
With approval from the Dean, available places will be offered to qualified applicants according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Medical Physics requires a bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification, provided the applicant has a major in physics or equivalent.
(3)
Admission to the Master of Medical Physics requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering with a minimum credit average from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification, provided the applicant has a major in physics or equivalent or
(b)
completion of the requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Medical Physics from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification with a credit average or better.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for these awards are set out in the Medical Physics postgraduate coursework degrees table.
(2)
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Medical Physics a candidate must complete 48 credit points of core units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the Master of Medical Physics a candidate must complete 72 credit points of core units of study.

7 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to persons who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2017 and persons who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2017 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2017 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2020, or later date as the faculty may, in special circumstances, approve.