Honours Biological & Medical Physics
Medical physics is the application of physics to medicine. It generally concerns physics as applied to medical imaging and radiotherapy, although a medical physicist may also work in many other areas of healthcare. A medical physics department may be based in either a hospital or a university and its work is likely to include research, technical development, and clinical healthcare. The Medical and Biological Physics Honours degree stream (see Honours C in program chart) introduces students to the theory, tools and techniques required for a career in Biological, Medical or Health Physics. Students will generally go on to study medicine or will enter graduate studies. Students have the opportunity to take courses that are taught as part of the UM Medical Physics Graduate program. The UM Medical Physics Graduate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP).
Curriculum changes in 2018 have affected this program. Consult the new program grid and the FAQ regarding the curriculum change to determine if this impacts your choice of courses.