Master of Medical Physics

RMIT University

Program Description

Master of Medical Physics

RMIT University

Master of Medical Physics

The program is designed for physical scientists seeking specialist knowledge and skills in the field of medical physics.

You will develop knowledge of contemporary technological capabilities in diagnostic and therapeutic applications of radiation and other physical phenomena. You will be able to apply high level cognitive skills to the performance evaluation of medical equipment, analyse outputs, and diagnose problems. With initiative and a high degree of independence, you will be instrumental in the evaluation and implementation of new technologies and translation of research into professional practice. Your communication skills will position you as an important advisor to a team of professionals including oncologists, radiologists, therapists, technologists and biomedical engineers. Through the completion of a substantial research project in collaboration with an external institution, you will apply your specialised expertise to design and conduct research that addresses practical challenges facing scientists in this field.

As a graduate of this program, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary for employment as a professional Medical Physicist in the fields of Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging or as a Radiation Safety specialist or Health Physicist in occupational or environmental radiation protection. This program meets the postgraduate tertiary education component of the requirements for Certification as a Medical Physicist by the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine. It will also provide the opportunity to undertake a PhD by research.

Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • Undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • Interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • Complete these activities in real work contexts or situations; and in addition:

These interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning. Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated.

In the Research Project 1 and 2 courses (BIOL2327 & BIOL2328), you will either identify a research project from a workplace scenario you have encountered or will be selecting a topic your academic supervisors or industry collaborators have proposed in relation to their research activities or clinical responsibilities. Your research project will have an industry consultant as a co-supervisor who will jointly assess the research project outcomes with the academic supervisor.

Entrance requirements

An Australian bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 in a physical science, biomedical engineering or equivalent, having substantial physics and mathematics components.

International qualifications are assessed according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Jan. 2017
2 years
Full time
Start date Jan. 2017
Australia Melbourne, Victoria
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