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.
3 Good Reasons To Study This Course
1. The course has been accredited by CAMPEP (North America first European MSc to receive this accreditation).
2. The course is unique in that it is closely integrated with University Hospital Galway.
3. The course provides a unique opportunity to see the operation of a busy academic hospital.