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Medical Physics

Stream Representative

Dr Javir Bhamrahjasvir.bhamrah@ucl.ac.uk

Aims

Medical Physicists work at the interfaces between physics and the life sciences, applying their skills to healthcare problems in the diagnosis, treatment and management of disease. Students following this stream will be given a solid introduction to the subject and the opportunity to explore a variety of core topics in greater depth.

Objectives

Students who complete this stream will understand:

  • The development, physical basis and typical applications of the main medical imaging modalities (introductory level)
  • The development and physical basis of a variety of physiological measurements commonly made in healthcare (introductory level)
  • Depending on course options, the physical basis and typical applications of: magnetic resonance imaging; ultrasound imaging and Doppler flowmetry; x-ray imaging; nuclear medicine; biomedical optics; and treatment using ionising radiation
Year 1

All Medical Physics stream students must take:

Year 2

All Medical Physics stream students must take:

and should choose 0 - 15 credits from:

Year 3

All Medical Physics stream students majoring must take all 45 credits and students minoring take 30 - 45 credits of the following:

Students majoring should further choose 15 - 30 credits of the following:

Year 4

All students majoring in Medical Physics take:

Students majoring take 45 credits and students minoring take 0 - 30 credits of the following:

The Medical Physics stream combines with: