Medical Physics Program
Our program will be ending in 2025, and is no longer accepting students.
Curriculum of the 2-years 41-credits URI-RIH program in Medical Physics, which offers M.S. in Medical Physics
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|Pre-requisites: BIO220(3)+BIO(222) (1); BIO221 (3) + BIO223 (1); PHY210 (1); or equivalents|
|F-1||ELE564 /ELE565 (4)||PHY540 (3)||PHY550 (3)||10|
|S-1||PHY545 (3) or PHY560 (3)||PHY565 (3) or PHY585 (4)||PHY552 (3)||PHY591 (5)||14 or 15|
|F-2||PHY555 (4)||PHY590 (3)||4 + 3 research|
|S-2||PHY560 (3) or PHY545 (3)||PHY585 (4) or PHY565 (3)||PHY590 (3)||7 or 6 + 3 research|
|Total number of credits||41|
PHY210 (1) Radiation Safety (suggested to take on F-1 or before entering the program)
BIO 220-222 (4) Human Anatomy (Lecture + Lab) (suggested to take during summer or before entering the program)
BIO221-223 (4) Introductory Human Physiology (Lecture + Lab) (suggested to take during summer or before entering the program)
Required graduate courses
PHY540 (3) Modern Biological Physics
PHY545 (3) Nanotechnology in Imaging and Therapy (Odd years)
PHY552 (3) Radiobiology
PHY555* (4) Radiation Oncology Clinical Practicum
PHY560 (3) Experimental Methods in Physics (Even years)
PHY565 (3) Radiation Detection, Instrumentation and Data Analysis (Odd years)
ELE564/565(4) Medical Imaging (Lecture + Lab)
PHY585 (4) Advanced Clinical Medical Imaging (Even years)
PHY591 (5) Advanced Radiation Therapy Physics
PHY590 (6) Research Project at RIH or URI
*PHY555 will be given at RIH
Students need to complete and submit to the Graduate School the following forms:
“Nomination for Graduation” form should be submitted in Spring of the 2nd year:
Program Learning Outcomes
- Learn the theory of radiation interactions with matter.
- Learn the methods used to deliver radiation therapy to cancer patients.
- Understand the principles behind devices used in medical imaging, including the theoretical basis, device operation, image analysis and clinical experience observations.
- Learn about biological applications of physics, nanotechnology and radiation.
- Conduct research in medical applications of physics.