University of Glasgow: Medical Physics

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Medicine
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Email mvls-medphys@glasgow.ac.uk
Telephone 0141 330 4515
Study type Taught

Summary

This taught Masters is designed to provide you with an advanced programme of study in Medical Physics. It provides an understanding of the application of physics and technology to a range of disciplines within medical physics at a level appropriate for a professional physicist. We have expertise in traditional areas like ionising radiation, but also specialist sections in PET Scanning, ophthalmology, urology, informatics and leading researchers in MRI.

**Academic contact: mvls-medphys@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
September start
MSc: 12 months full-time**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

A key strength of this programme is that you will be taught mostly by physicists working in the NHS. It will quip you for employment in a clinical environment.

Due to the large size of the NHS medical physics department in Glasgow, all mainstream areas of medical physics are covered along with some specialised fields.

The programme is accredited with the Institute of Physics & Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), the UK professional body for medical physicists.

The department has access to 1.5, 3 and 7 Tesla MRI, PET scanning, a cyclotron, dedicated SPECT, and has its own radiosotope dispensary.

Your lecturers are operating at the forefront of the profession with a balance of research and clinical practice, perfect for studying medical science.

The research component of this programme allows you to develop valuable skills for practising and interpreting research.

We draw on expert resources within the wider university for anatomy, statistics and the two optional courses.

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

You will attend lectures, seminars and tutorials, take part in e-learning and undertake a research project.

**Core courses**
- Radiation Physics

- Anatomy and Physiology

- Statistics and Experimental Techniques

- Medical Imaging Physics

- Programming

- Scientific Management

- Clinical Medical Imaging

- Radiotherapy

- Clinical Measurement

- Research Dissertation

**Optional courses**
- Advanced Data Analysis

- Problem Solving

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

**CAREER PROSPECTS**
**Accredited by IPEM**
Career opportunities include positions in the NHS, private healthcare and equipment manufacturers. This is the course followed by the NHS trainees in Scotland so it is highly attuned to preparing the successful student for employment.

MSc

University of Glasgow


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