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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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Use your advanced research skills to contribute to new developments in radiotherapy, diagnostic medical procedures and health physics.
This program is assessed by both a research project and the completion of five courses.
The research project is in medical or health physics, and is examined by thesis.
The coursework is vocationally relevant to radiotherapy, diagnostic imaging, radiation protection and health physics, and is available in online mode.
You will complete Research Methods for Sciences in your first semester. Four other courses will be undertaken in subsequent semesters.
The program is accredited by the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) as an approved postgraduate qualification forming a compulsory component of the requirements to become a certified medical physicist.
Research activities are conducted within related research institutes and groups including the Applied Electromagnetics and Radiation Physics Research Group.
You will use state-of-the-art equipment and facilities including:
- Brachytherapy Afterloader suite
- Gel dosimetry
- Optical Tomography for 3D Dosimeters
- Anthropomorphic Phantoms
- Radiation Instrumentation Laboratory
- X-ray Microbeam Irradiator
- X-ray microCT
You will also have access to partner organisation facilities including Medical Linear Accelerators, CT & MR Imaging and the Australian Synchrotron.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Time spent on research
Full-time candidates are expected to commit at least four days per week (or at least two days per week for part-time candidates) to their research. The academic year is 48 weeks.
Regular contact with your supervisor
A schedule of meetings with your supervisor/s must be established to assess progress against milestones and timely completion.
Resources, facilities and support
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal. You will be part of an active research community and have access to resources and workshops to help you succeed.
School of Graduate Research
The School of Graduate Research works with Schools to further support candidates during their postgraduate research degree.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Research projects have been run in partnership with most major Victorian hospitals including:
- Alfred Hospital
- Barwon Health
- St Vincent's and Austin Health's Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre
- Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Other research partner organisations include:
- Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA)
- Australian Synchrotron
- Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist in Darwin
A masters degree will provide you with a foundation for further studies into a PhD and employment in senior leadership and management research-based positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate organisations.
Graduates of this program are now employed by organisations including:
- Alfred Health Radiation Oncology
- Austin Health Radiology
- Australian Federal Police
- Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
- Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
and many other hospitals and agencies in Australia and around the world.
Program and course information
Make a difference
A postgraduate qualification in medical physics will enable you to make informed decisions and improve patient outcomes.