Medical Physics with distinction in Radiotherapy and Biomedical Optics, Master
Was versteht man unter "Medical Physics with distinction in Radiotherapy and Biomedical Optics"?
The M.Sc. (Master of Science) programme in Medical Physics is an interdisciplinary course intended for graduates in
• physics (B.Sc. or higher)
• natural sciences (with adequate knowledge of physics and mathematics)
• engineering (with adequate knowledge of physics)
The course provides an introduction to two fields of Medical Physics, radiation physics/radiation therapy and imaging physics. Unlike the approach to Medical Physics normally found in physics Faculties, the programme focuses strongly on clinical issues and is intended for those working – or planning to work - in the medical field (either as a medical physics expert or in research) later. Accordingly, the course provides not only a theoretical background but also many practical sessions where the knowledge can be applied in the context of modern clinical systems.
Despite its clinical bias, the programme operates at the same level as other lectures courses in physics and hence requires a sound understanding of mathematics and physics.
Aims & learning objectives
The programme enables graduates students to work in clinical contexts and/or carry out independent research in the field of Medical Physics.
After completing this course, students will have
• acquired basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, genetics
• acquired basic knowledge of biophysics and engineering mathematics (numerically oriented), including programming
• acquired detailed knowledge of radiotherapy, nuclear medicine, medical imaging
• been trained to bridge the gap between technologists and physicians
• performed a scientific (life-science related) project
• successfully tackled technical issues related to Biomedical Engineering
• acquired expertise in the critical assessment of technical systems in medicine
Quelle: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg vom 18.11.2018