Typical Course Sequences in Medical Physics
There are three academic tracks in the Medical Physics graduate program. The "general medical physics track" offers training in traditional medical physics. This track is intended for students specializing in radiological sciences, radiation therapy, health physics and related research. It can also be followed by those image science students who want a medical physics background that includes radiation therapy physics. The "image science track" is a new option that offers specialization in the mathematics and physics related to all aspects of medical imaging. The course sequence in the image science track enables students to concentrate on imaging courses during their early years of training and assures a comprehensive coverage of all imaging modalities. The health physics option emphasizes interactions of radiation with matter and radiation safety, particularly as it applies to radiation laboratories, hospital radiation safety, and the nuclear power industry.
Each track requires a qualifier examination at the end of the 2nd semester.