Taught course

Medical Radiation Physics

Institution
Swansea University · Swansea University Medical School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

First or second class honours degree in Engineering or the Physical Sciences. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The course builds on the highly successful research partnerships between Swansea University Medical School and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University (ABMU) Health Board, including the Institute of Life Science and Centre for NanoHealth initiatives, and ongoing work in Monte Carlo-based radiotherapy modelling and dosimeter development, body composition, tissue characterisation and novel modes of the detection of disease with state-of-the-art CT and MRI facilities. You will gain the necessary knowledge and understanding of fundamental aspects of the use of radiation in medicine, in order that you are conversant in medical terms, human physiology and radiation mechanisms.

A direct link to clinical practice is provided through hands-on instruction with equipment used routinely in the hospital setting, which will prepare you for research in a rapidly changing field, including tuition in computer-based modelling, research methodology and the ethical dimensions associated with medical research.This course has been accredited by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM). IPEM is the professional body that works with physical science, engineering and clinical professionals in academia, health care services and industry in the UK and supports clinical scientists and technologists in their practice through the provision and assessment of education and training.

Modules typically include:

• Nanoscale Simulation

• Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology

• Introduction to the Practice of Medical Physicists and Clinical Engineers in Health Care

• Radiation Protection

• Radiation Physics

• Radiotherapy Physics

• Medical Imaging

• Advanced Radiotherapy

• MSc Research Project

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Swansea University Medical School
Email
postgraduatemedicine@swansea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1792 513400