Medical Physics

Your Course
This MSc programme is designed to meet the demand for qualified medical physicists. It is primarily geared toward training for physicists in the application of radiation physics in medicine but maintains a reasonable exposure to key aspects of clinical engineering so that students receive a comprehensive knowledge of the application of the physical sciences and engineering to medicine.

The MSc consists of a fairly intense programme of lectures, workshops, laboratory sessions, tutorials and self-directed learning, including a research project. The syllabus contains modules covering traditional medical physics topics, such as Radiation Fundamentals, and Hospital and Radiation Safety, but also provides an introduction to other areas such as Clinical Instrumentation and modules in Anatomy, Physiology, Medical Informatics and Safety and Risk Management. The course was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) North America.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Graduates must hold at least a Second Class Honours, Level 8 degree (or equivalent international qualification) in physics or experimental physics, electronic engineering, or another relevant discipline as determined by the College of Science. Candidates with a primary degree without honours and with three years' relevant and appropriate practical experience may be also considered.

GARDA VETTING/POLICE CLEARANCE: Garda vetting/ police clearance is required for this programme.

Duration

1 year full-time.

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
The course has been successful in its aims to provide individuals with a good grounding in medical physics. A recent survey of graduates showed that around 75% had found employment in a medical physics-based career. This includes several individuals who have pursued or are pursuing a PhD. About 20% are employed abroad, in countries like the UK , the US, Australia and New Zealand.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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