MPHYGB97: Research Projects for the MSc in Physics and Engineering in Medicine 2015/2016

Course Information

Course Credits
Term 1 & 2
Course Organiser
Dr Ilias Tachsidis

Project Information

MSc project guidance and detailed information about the projects here.

Assessment form for supervisors here.

Project Risk Assessment form here and guidance notes here.

This course module has a MOODLE webpage see the Moodle page, to which all students have to enrol.

Project Selection

A list of Medical Physics projects being offered can be seen here.

Students should undertake a project which is appropriate to their particular “stream” - Radiation Physics (RP), Biomedical Engineering and Medical Imaging (BEMI) or Medical Image Computing (MIC). Inevitably, most projects will have elements of physics, engineering and computing, so students should consider projects which have the greatest emphasis on their particular stream specialism. Students that will be following the Medical Image Computing stream must select a computing research project. For additional advice, these students should contact the MIC coordinator Dr Dean Barratt.

Previous projects can be seen here: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Project Timetable

From the beginning of September a list of projects is made available on the Medical Physics project website. Students can choose a project anytime, consulting with supervisors by email, by phone, or in person.

Having chosen your project, please update the Moodle and inform the MSc Project Organiser by email.

The normal order of events is given below for full time and 2nd year part time students:
• Selection of project - by the 20th of November 2015
• Submission of project outline - 4th December 2015
• Submission of progress report - 4th of March 2016
• Poster presentation - 27th of June 2016
• Project talk - 21st and 22nd of July 2016
• Final submission of Project Report - 5th of August 2016

Adherence to the above timetable is essential.


The project will be monitored and assessed continuously via the following components:
• Project outline (5%). [marked independently by 1st and 2nd supervisors]
• Progress report (10%). [marked independently by 1st and 2nd supervisors]
• Poster (10%). [marked by examination panel]
• Project talk (15%). [marked by examination panel]
• Final report (60%). [marked independently by 1st and 2nd supervisors]

The figures in brackets represent the percentage of the final mark allocated to each component.