Graduate Certificate in Medical Physics Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Duration 6 months full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GC084

Want to use your passion for physics to make an impact on the health and medical industry?

Medical physics is an evolving science. It’s about harnessing the health benefits of radiation exposure and managing any risks involved.

Due to the expansion of radiation oncology and medical imaging, there’s a global shortage of trained professionals in the area. Demand for medical physics graduates in the health sector is high.

What will you do?

Our Graduate Certificate in Medical Physics focuses on the latest advances in the field. You’ll learn from leading academics and research staff as you: 

  • build knowledge of human anatomy
  • understand medical imaging processes—from X-ray and nuclear medicine to magnetic resonance and ultrasound
  • study mathematical principles involved in image formation
  • learn radiotherapy treatment techniques.

You’ll gain the opportunity to complete the coursework needed for accreditation as a medical physicist by the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine.

  • 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, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. 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. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3GC084
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Prerequisites All applicants must have completed the University of Adelaide subject Nuclear and Radiation Physics (PHYSICS 7011) or equivalent.
    Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GC084

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Not offered to international students.

  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Domestic applicants

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    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $17,500

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?


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

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

  • Degree Structure

    Example Study Plan

    Core 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

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020