Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics Advanced (Honours)

Study Area

Health,Medicine and Pharmacy

Study Level



University of Wollongong



Course Detail



Intake Time

March, July

Standard Duration

4 Years

About the Course

The Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics Advanced (Honours) degree is designed to produce graduates with the specialist skills necessary to find employment in hospital radiation oncology and nuclear medicine departments, in academic institutions or industry. Advanced Medical and Radiation Physics degree graduates have a very strong background in physics as well as specialist theoretical, practical and programming skills in radiation medicine that are necessary to find employment in hospitals, research laboratories or related industries. There is also an additional focus on cutting-edge research and development opportunities throughout the degree. Professional medical physicists from major hospitals in NSW will deliver key lectures and practical work as well as co-supervising thesis work. Students will find that they will move easily into employment and/or postgraduate work in this specialised area. This degree The Honours year is entirely devoted to Medical Physics topics. It has a substantial 24-credit point research component, which is carried out in collaboration with community, local, state or federal organisations. This research project is supported by three special subjects that deal with the major activities of a Medical Radiation Physicist: Medical Imaging; Nuclear Medicine; Radiobiology and Radiation Protection. The course is underpinned by the success of the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics within the Faculty's School of Physics. You will benefit from the strong collaborative links in research and development that staff have with local and international companies and leading medical radiation physics institutions. These include: USA: Brookhaven National Laboratory, MIT, Harvard School of Medicine Francis H .Burr Proton Therapy Beam Centre (MGH), Loma Linda University Medical Centre, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, Stanford University (SLAC), Montefiore Medical Centre Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECM). Japan: KEK, Tsukuba Proton Therapy Centre, NIRS, Hitachi Europe: SPA 'BIT', Institute for Scintillating Materials (Ukraine), SINTEF (Norway), CERN, (Swit-zerland), European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, (France), PTB, Heidelberg Heavy Ion Therapy and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany) Australia: ANSTO, CSIRO, Optical Fibre CRC, Insight Oceania Pty Ltd, Hitachi Australia, Siemens, Varian. What you will study You will study radiation interactions, dosimetry, detectors and instrument design related to medical physics, health physics, nuclear physics, radiation safety, and accelerator and reactor physics. Computer programming related to cancer treatment planning, particle transport and medical imaging. If you continue your studies to an Honours or Master degree, you will learn about Nuclear Medicine, Radiobiology and Radiation Protection in hospitals.


Average Score


6.0 overall and individual band scores of 6.0

Background Requirements


University of Wollongong

Institute Ranking

"#196 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #10 in Australia"

Program Ranking