Master of Medical PhysicsCareer
Graduates are highly sought after due to the expansion of radiation oncology and medical imaging services.
Australia is experiencing an expansion of radiation oncology and medical imaging facilities and service. Growth includes construction of new treatment centres, particularly in regional centres. There is currently a national workforce shortage, which has been forecast to grow significantly in the next two decades. A postgraduate qualification such as this is mandatory to become a certified practising medical physicist in Australia.
This program is accredited by the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) who oversee a professional accreditation program that recognises and certifies experienced medical physicists.
To be certified as a professional medical physicist in Australia, you must complete the requirements stipulated by the ACPSEM.
- undergraduate Bachelor of Science (physics major and strong maths subjects) or Bachelor of Engineering (strong physics and maths subjects), or ACPSEM approved equivalents
- an ACPSEM accredited postgraduate degree in medical physics (usually masters or higher), or ACPSEM approved equivalents. You must also meet the bachelor degree requirements (above).
- completion of the ACPSEM Training, Education and Accreditation Program (TEAP) while employed as a Medical Physics Registrar at an accredited clinical centre.