Master of Medical PhysicsProgram details
You’ll develop the skills to evaluate the performance of medical equipment, analyse outputs, and diagnose problems.
The Master of Medical Physics is designed for physical scientists seeking specialist knowledge and skills in the field of medical physics.
You’ll develop the skills to evaluate the performance of medical equipment, analyse outputs, and diagnose problems. With initiative and a high degree of independence, you’ll be instrumental in the evaluation and implementation of new technologies and in the translation of research into professional practice.
Medical physicists are employed clinically in the fields of:
- medical imaging
- nuclear medicine
- associated research and regulatory activities of non-hospital institutions
You’ll become an important advisor to a team of professionals including oncologists, radiologists, therapists, technologists, and biomedical engineers.
Through the completion of a research project in collaboration with an external institution, you’ll apply your specialised expertise to design and conduct research that addresses practical challenges facing scientists in this field.
How you will learn
You'll study courses that provide understanding of advanced physics such as radiation, electromagnetics, quantum physics, optics, photonics, and nuclear physics, as well as radiobiology and basic human biology, structure, and function.
The technical aspects of medical physics will be covered in courses concerning medical imaging, radiotherapy, and radiation transport modelling.
You’ll also apply your knowledge in courses related to radiation physics, radiation protection, and radiotherapy dosimetry.
Assisted by an industry consultant as a co-supervisor, you’ll complete a research project relevant to an industry or clinical setting.
The Master of Medical Physics consists of 192 credit points. After completing 96 credit points of study approved by the Program Manager, you may exit with a graduate diploma
Meet Rick Franich: expert in medical physics
As well as teaching the next generation of medical physicists, Associate Professor Rick Franich is developing new techniques to accurately measure radiation doses for the treatment of cancer.
Kar Mun Leong
Kar Mun Leong took a path less travelled after graduating with a science degree at RMIT when she decided to further her study in the field of medical physics.