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Medical Physics Curriculum

 

MSBS  track:

The MSBS in Medical Physics offers two concentrations, Radiation Oncology and Diagnostic Imaging Physics. The students will have to identify their track choice as they enter the program and register for the appropriate courses accordingly. The purpose of the MSBS Medical Physics degree program is to train skilled professionals to be able to work effectively in a clinical setting with physicians and other clinical staff. To obtain a MSBS degree from the COMLS, students must complete a minimum of 40 credit hours of approved credit beyond the baccalaureate, with at least 25 credits in didactic course work (requiring a grade) and a minimum of 10 credits in Thesis Research (INDI699). The MSBS degree in Medical Physics typically involves 55 credit hours over a 22 months period. The student’s faculty advisory committee will consist of faculty members mostly from the Departments of Radiology and Radiation Oncology.  The committee may also include other members that may be appropriate to this degree. A thesis research project is typically chosen by the end of first year. The Radiation Oncology track offers both thesis and non-thesis options. The latter choice is for students who present advanced degrees from previous graduate work with a thesis option.

Ph.D. track:

The Ph.D. in Physics with Concentration in Medical Physics satisfies all of the requirements for a Ph.D. in Physics degree while preparing students for a career in Medical Physics.  The medical physics-related courses, which total at least 27 credit hours, are provided by departments on the Health Science Campus.  The student’s faculty advisory committee will consist of faculty members from the Departments of Physics and Astronomy, Radiology, and Radiation Oncology.  The committee may also include other members that may be appropriate to this degree.  A dissertation research project is chosen that will have relevance to both physics and medical physics.  The Ph.D. requirement of 18 additional credit hours outside the core courses will be satisfied by the specified additional graduate courses in Physics (Main Campus) and in Medical Physics (Health Science Campus).

Total hours:

Ph.D.: Classroom: 33 credit hours (P&A), and 27-29 credit hours (COM)
Research: 30 to 48 credit hours of research can be conducted in either college
MSBS: Classroom: 45 credit hours COM
Research: 10 or more credit hours
Clinical: For Ph.D. 12 credit hours of clinical clerkship (minimum of one full year)
For MSBS, 8 credit hours of clinical clerkship (minimum of 2 semesters)

 

 

 

 

 

SAMPLE COURSE CURRICULUM - MSBS DEGREE TRACKS IN MEDICAL PHYSICS  

MEDICAL PHYSICS COURSE CURRICULUM

Rad
Oncology

Diag
Imaging

FALL I

 

12

12

MPHY6010

 Survey of Diagnostic Medical Imaging I

3

3

MPHY6120

 Radiation Dosimetry I

3

3

MPHY6110

 Survey of Clinical Radiation Oncology

2

 2

MPHY6310

 Intro to Anatomy and Physiology

4

4

SPRING I

 

13

13

MPHY6160

 Radiation Biology

3

3

MPHY6020

 Survey of Diagnostic Medical Imaging II

 

3

MPHY6300

 Radiation Detection and Measurement

3

3

MPHY6130

 Radiation Dosimetry II

3

 

MPHY6180

 Physics of  Radiation Therapy

 3

3

INDI6020

 On Being a Scientist

1

1

SUMMER I

 

8

8

MPHY6200

 Radiation Protection & Regulation

3

3

MPHY6190

 Brachytherapy

3

 

MPHY6320

 Practical Meas in Rad Therapy

2

 

MPHY6860

 Ind Study in Radiology (Clinical Measuremrnts)

 

2

MPHY6860

 Ind Study in Radiology (CT&MRI)

 

3

FALL II

 

10

10

MPHY6610

 Clinical Training in Rad Oncology I

4

 

MPHY6060

 Principles of Nuclear Medicine

 

3

INDI6990

 Thesis Research

5

6

MPHY650

 Medical Physics Seminar

1

1

SPRING II

 

12

12

MPHY6620

 Clinical Training in Rad Oncology II

4

 

MPHY6xx

 Medical Physics Electives

 

5

PHYS6180

 Radiation Detection and Measurement Lab

2

2

MPHY650

 Medical Physics Seminar

1

1

INDI699

 Thesis Research

5

4


Plan of study template for Radiation Oncology track

Plan of study template for Diagnostic Imaging track

Last Updated: 6/26/15