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 like Clinical Instrumentation. 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).