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Master of Medical Physics - Coursework

Master of Medical Physics, MMedPhys - By Coursework


Introduction

Technological advances and developments in medicine, particularly in radiology, oncology (radiotherapy) and nuclear medicine, have created a demand for qualified medical physicists to manage and monitor the medical usage of radiation in all its forms. In 1998, Universiti Malaya launched the Master of Medical Physics programme to meet this growing need. Over 150 graduates have graduated from this programme thus far.

The programme is accredited by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), United Kingdom since 2002. At present, the University of Malaya programme is the only one outside the British Isles (United Kingdom and Ireland) to receive such recognition.


Objective

This programme provides postgraduate training in clinical applications of physics in medicine and biology, particularly with regard to ionizing electromagnetic radiation. The main areas of focus are the planning, quality control and safety considerations for medical imaging (general x-ray machines, CT scanners, MRI scanners, ultrasound scanners, etc.), nuclear medicine imaging (gamma cameras, SPECT scanners, etc.) and radiotherapy (linear accelerator, brachytherapy equipment, etc.)

This programme trains and equips students to take up professional positions in education, research and service orientated positions in hospitals, government agencies, laboratories, the medical industry and the nuclear technology industry.


Duration

One calendar year (3 semesters), beginning September/October

Intake Schedule: Once a year in month of September/October.


Medium of instruction and assessment

English is used during lectures, tutorials, practical sessions and examinations.


Entry requirement

(1) Entry qualifications

(a) A Bachelor's Degree in physical or engineering sciences with CGPA ≥ 3.00; or

(b) A Bachelor's Degree in physical or engineering sciences with CGPA ≥ 2.50 and ≥ five (5) years of relevant field experience; or

(c) An equivalent qualification approved by the Senate from time to time.

(2) Other requirement

Satisfies the Department responsible for the candidate’s programme of study in an Entrance Evaluation recognised by the Faculty.

Language Requirement

Foreign candidates who are their first degree is from a university where English is not the medium of instruction must have at least:

(1) A band 6 for IELTS; or

(2) A score of 600 paper based total or a score of 250 for computer-based total for TOEFL or a score of 100 for internet based (iBT) TOEFL.


Programme Structure

Courses

Credits

Core courses

Semester 1

MQA7001  Research Methodology

3

MQA7003  Anatomy and Physiology

4

MQA7004  Computing and Medical Informatics

3

MQA7005  Applied Radiation Physics and Dosimetry

3

MQA7006  Radiobiology and Radiation Protection

3

Semester 2

MQA7002   Medical Physics Research Project

MQA7007  Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine

4

MQA7008  Radiotherapy Physics

3

Elective courses*

MQA7009  Introduction to Practicum in Medical Imaging

2

MQA7010  Introduction to Practicum in Nuclear Medicine

2

MQA7011  Introduction to Practicum in Radiotherapy

2

(*Choose 2 out of 3)

Semester 3

MQA7002   Medical Physics Research Project

15

Total credits

42

Clinical Postings

There will be clinical postings in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Oncology (Radiotherapy) for the whole duration of the programme. The objective of this posting is to give an overview of the role of a medical physicist in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Oncology (radiotherapy).
 


Fee structure

Please refer to:
https://aasc.um.edu.my/pg-fee-structure


How to apply

Application can be done through https://www.um.edu.my/
 

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Updated: 22/07/2021