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MASTER OF MEDICAL PHYSICS (MMEDPHYSICS) - BY COURSEWORK

Technological advances and developments in medicine, particularly in radiology, oncology (radiotherapy) and nuclear medicine, have created a demand for qualified medical physicists to manage and monitor the medical usage of radiation in all its forms. In 1998 the University of Malaya launched the Master of Medical Physics programme to meet this growing need. Over sixty graduates have come out from this programme thus far.

This programme is accredited by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), United Kingdom, since 2002. At present, the University of Malaya programme is the only one outside the British Isles (United Kingdom and Ireland) to receive such recognition.

This programme provides postgraduate training in clinical applications of physics in medicine and biology, particularly with regard to ionizing electromagnetic radiation. The main areas of focus are the planning, quality control and safety considerations for medical imaging (general x-ray machines, CT scanners, MRI scanners, ultrasound scanners, etc), nuclear medicine imaging (gamma cameras, SPECT scanners, PET scanners, etc) and radiotherapy (LINACs, brachytherapy equipment, etc).

This programme trains and equips candidates to take up professional positions in education, research and service orientated positions in hospitals, government agencies, laboratories, the medical industry and the nuclear technology industry.

A. Programme by Coursework
(1) The Master of Medical Physics programme by coursework comprises of forty-two (42) credits namely:

(a)    two (2) core courses, each of four (4) credits, totalling eight (8) credits;

(b)    five (5) core courses, each of three (3) credits, totaling fifteen (15) credits; and;

(c)    two (2) elective courses, each of two (2) credits, totaling four (4) credits; and

(d)    a medical physics research project of fifteen (15) credits.

(2) Details of the courses offered are as approved by Senate from time to time on the recommendation of the Faculty and candidates shall be informed of such details at the beginning of each session.

(3) The lists of courses for the programme of Master of Medical Physics are provided in List 1.

Code

Title

Credits

MQA7001

Research Methodology

3

MQA7003

Anatomy and Physiology

4

MQA7004

Computing and Medical Informatics

3

MQA7005

Applied Radiation Physics and Dosimetry

3

MQA7006

Radiobiology and Radiation Protection

3

MQA7007

Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine

4

MQA7008

Radiotherapy Physics

3

MQA7009*

Introduction to Practicum in Medical Imaging

2

MQA7010*

Introduction to Practicum in Nuclear Medicine

2

MQA7011*

Pengenalan kepada Practicum in Radiotherapy

2

MQA7002

Medical Physics Research Project

15

                                                                                     Total

42

*Select 2 of the 3 couorses of 4 credits

B. Programme by Research

(1) This programme is a research programme leading to the submission of a dissertation and the format is as provided in the University of Malaya (Master's Degree) Rules 2010 and University of Malaya (Master's Degree) Regulations 2010.

(2) Where the Faculty deems it necessary a candidate may be required to follow or follow and pass such course or course(s) as determined by the Faculty.

A non-Malaysian applicant whose degree is from a university or institution of higher learning where the medium of instruction for that degree is not the English language and where the applicant wishes to follow a programme shall be required:

  1. To obtain a score of 600 for a paper-based total (PBT); a score of 250 for a computer-based total (CBT) or a score of 100 for an internet-based total (IBT) for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or

  2. To obtain a band of 6 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  1. The qualifications for admission into the programme are as follows:
    (c) Bachelor's Degree in physical or engineering sciences with a Cumulative Grade Average (CGPA) of at least 3.00 or its equivalent;
    or
    (d) Bachelor's Degree in physical or engineering sciences with a Cumulative Grade Average (CGPA) of at least 2.50 or its equivalent and at least five (5) years of relevant field experience;
    or
    (e) Equivalent qualification approved by the Senate from time to time.
     
  2. Other Requirements
    Satisfies the Department responsible for the candidate's program of study in an Entrance Assessment recognized by the Faculty.

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Last Updated: 31/07/2019