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Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Science

 
 
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Medical Physics Program

Medical Physics Program

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University

  1. Objective

To provide course work and practical training for graduate students seeking a professional career as clinical medical physicists in radiation oncology, diagnostic radiology, or nuclear medicine.

 

  1. Basis and References
  1. Chang Gung University guidance for establishing an educational program.
  2. AAPM Report No. 197, “Academic Program Recommendations for Graduate Degrees in Medical Physics.”, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, College Park, MD, USA, 2009.
  3. Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP), “Guidelines for Accreditation of Graduate Educational Programs in Medical Physics.”  January, 2011.

 

  1. Institution

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences (MIRS), College of Medicine, Chang Gung University.

 

  1. Program Co-Directors

Yung-Liang Wan, MD, Professor and Director of MIRS

Ho-Ling Liu, PhD, DABR, Professor

Chung-Chi Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor

  1. Program Prerequisites

Students should have a degree in physics or a degree in engineering or other area of physical science with physics education equivalent to a minor in physics (including at least three upper level undergraduate physics courses or equivalent required for a physics major).

The above-mentioned upper level undergraduate physics courses include Electromagnetics, Theoretical Mechanics, Quantum Physics, Modern Physics, Thermal Physics, Optics and other courses approved by this program.

 

  1. Required Course Hours
  1. Courses required by the Master’s Program of MIRS: Radiation and Nuclear Physics (3 hrs), Radiological Anatomy and Physiology (2 hrs), Seminar (4 hrs), Thesis (6 hrs).
  2. Courses required by this program: Radiotherapy Physics (3 hrs), Diagnostic Imaging Physics (3 hrs), Physics and Pharmaceuticals in Nuclear Medicine (3hrs), Medical Health Physics (3 hrs), Medical Radiation Dosimetry (3 hrs), Radiobiology (3 hrs), Biostatistics (3 hrs), Scientific ethics and paper writing (2 hrs).
  3. Required elective courses (minimum one elective): Radiotherapy Physics Lab (2 hrs), Diagnostic Imaging Physics Lab (2 hrs).
  4. Elective courses: Clinical Practicum of Medical Physics in Radiotherapy (9 hrs), Clinical Practicum of Medical Physics in Diagnostic Imaging (9 hrs), Radiation Detection and Measurement (3 hrs), Medical Image Processing (3 hrs).

 

  1. Course List

Courses required by the Graduate Program of MIRS (15 hrs)

 

Course

Department(hrs)

Required/Elective

Remarks

Seminar I

MIRS(1)

MIRS required

 

Seminar II

MIRS(1)

MIRS required

 

Seminar III

MIRS(1)

MIRS required

 

Seminar IV

MIRS(1)

MIRS required

 

Radiation and Nuclear Physics

MIRS(3)

MIRS required

 

Radiological Anatomy and Physiology

MIRS(2)

MIRS required

 

Thesis

MIRS(6)

MIRS required

 

 

 

Courses specific to this program (at least 25 hrs)

 

Course

Department(hrs)

Required/Elective

Remarks

Radiotherapy Physics

MIRS(3)

Program required

 

Diagnostic Imaging Physics

MIRS(3)

Program required

 

Physics and Pharmaceuticals in Nuclear Medicine

MIRS(3)

Program required

 

Medical Health Physics

MIRS(3)

Program required

 

Medical Radiation Dosimetry

MIRS(3)

Program required

 

Radiobiology

MIRS(3)

Program required

 

Biostatistics

MIRS(3)

Program required

 

Scientific ethics and paper writing

MIRS(2)

Program required

 

Radiotherapy Physics Lab

MIRS(2)

Program elective

minimum one elective

Diagnostic Imaging Physics Lab

MIRS(2)

Program elective

Clinical Practicum of Medical Physics in Radiotherapy

MIRS(9)

Program elective

 

Clinical Practicum of Medical Physics in Diagnostic Imaging

MIRS(9)

Program elective

 

Radiation Detection and Measurement

MIRS(3)

Program elective

 

Medical Image Processing

MIRS(3)

Program elective

 

 

 

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