Master of Medical Radiation Physics New

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM234
CRICOS 0101506

Take proton therapy to the world

Proton therapy is big news in the fight against cancer. Offering next-level precision, it’s an attractive option for treating many tumours close to healthy organs or in children.

Consequently, the treatment’s global market is expected to double by 2024*. Australia’s first proton therapy centre will be part of the neighbouring South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute II, while China has around 50 centres on the way. Specialists in the area are in short supply—and high demand—worldwide.

 

What will you do?

Our Master of Medical Radiation Physics will equip you for a rewarding career in this exciting health field. The degree is studied over two years full-time and is suitable for students with an undergraduate physics degree, or engineering graduates seeking a change of specialisation.

Highly clinically oriented, it will enable you to:

  • master theoretical and practical mathematics and physics as they relate to clinical radiotherapy and medical imaging
  • learn from highly accomplished and internationally experienced medical physicists practising at the esteemed Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • collect, analyse, critically evaluate and synthesise quantitative and qualitative data relating to physics and medical physics
  • build high-level problem-solving and communication skills
  • develop advanced research skills through a major final-year research project.

 

Where could it take you?

You will graduate with a strong foundation of knowledge and skills to undertake the necessary additional study and clinical training for Australian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine accreditation.

Once you’ve done this, many doors will open. You could join a cutting-edge proton therapy clinic as a radiation oncology medical physicist. You might help enhance therapy decisions as a diagnostic imaging medical physicist. Perhaps you’ll minimise treatment side-effects as a radiation safety officer.

International students, please note that you may also need to undertake additional study or research to gain accreditation in your home country.

 

*Wise Guy Reports, 2019.

  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year.

    For our students who are studying offshore in Semester 2, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    SATAC Code 3CM234
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake July 2020 (and then February and July from 2021 onwards)
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Engineering with a minimum GPA of 4.5 PLUS the equivalent of MATHS 2101 Multivariable & Complex Calculus, MATHS 2102 Differential Equations, COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to Programming, PHYSICS 1100 Physics IA, PHYSICS 1200 Physics IB and PHYSICS 2534 Electromagnetism II.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM234


    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 0101506
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    More Information
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor Engineering with the a GPA of 4.5 and the following (or equivalent):
    • MATHS 2101 Multivariable & Complex Calculus
    • MATHS 2102 Differential Equations
    • COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to Programming
    • PHYSICS 1100 Physics IA
    • PHYSICS 1200 Physics IB
    • PHYSICS 2534 Electromagnetism II
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $33,000

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $42,500

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Potential careers

    Medical Physicist, Medical Research, Medical Researcher, Physicist

  • Degree Structure

    Example Study Plan

    Level I

    Semester I

    Semester II

    Level II

    Semester I

    • PHYSICS 7007 Fourier Techniques and Applications          
    • PHYSICS 7010 Non-Linear Optics OR PHYSICS 7104 Electronics for Data Acquisition       
    • PHYSICS 7XXX Research Project in Medical Radiation Physics Part A          
    • Medical Physics Course #3*

    Semester II

    • PHYSICS 7XXX Research Project in Medical Radiation Physics Part B           
    • Medical Physics Course #4*

    * Medical Physics courses:

    PHYSICS 7548 Human Biology for Medical Physics

    PHYSICS 7549 Physics of Medical Imaging

    PHYSICS 7550 Radiation Biology, Protection & Epidemiology

    PHYSICS 7551 Radiotherapy Physics
  • Further Information

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Last updated: Monday, 25 May 2020