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.
This programme is accredited by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), United Kingdom, beginning 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 comprises of 40 credit hours spread over two semesters: 5 core courses in Semester I and two core courses and a research project in Semester II. Successful completion of the programme is subject to the standards set by the Faculty.
Anatomy and Physiology
Computing and Medical Informatics
Applied Radiation Physics and Dosimetry
Radiobiology and Radiation Protection
Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine
Medical Physics Research Project