The MSc Medical Radiation Physics course builds on the highly successful research partnerships between the College of Engineering, the College of Medicine and Swansea NHS Trust, including the Multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Centre and NanoHealth initiatives, and ongoing work in state-of-the art radiotherapy modelling techniques, body composition and tissue characterisation.
This course will provide you with the necessary knowledge and understanding of fundamental aspects of the use of radiation in medicine in order that you are conversant in medical terms, human physiology and radiation mechanisms.
A direct link to clinical practice is provided through hands-on instruction with equipment used routinely in the hospital setting, which will prepare you for research and clinical practice in a rapidly changing field, including tuition in computer modelling, human engineering and the medico-legal issues they imply.
As part of the course, you will learn about the function of the medical physicist and clinical engineer in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine and gain the knowledge to meet the needs of modern and emergent clinical practice including tuition in legislative and medico-ethical issues, and tissue engineering.
An accredited MSc, in combination with an NHS or equivalent training programme, is currently the main route for graduates seeking the professional qualification of Clinical Scientist in Medical Physics.
This course also provides the necessary further learning needs to meet the academic requirements for Chartered Physicist status.
This course is designed to offer flexibility for students from industry, in particular the NHS trusts, which includes the provision of a part-time two-year Master’s programme and the opportunity to conduct certain practical components of the course in the workplace in cooperation with employers.
International Student Requirements:
Overseas equivalent qualifications may be considered.