Objectives - Health Physics

The Health Physics component of the M.S. Program is designed for individuals who wish to be educated in medical health physics. The Program’s objective is to provide clinical, industrial, and research training in Health Physics, which give the student opportunity to prepare for:

  • A career as a professional medical health physicist in a hospital environment,
  • A career as a professional health physicist in nuclear power or related industry,
  • A career as a researcher in a health physics research laboratory, and
  • Further research training in a Ph.D. health physics or medical physics program.

Health Physics Curriculum

Year 1 - Fall Semester
(3) MEDP 4331 Radiation Protection and Exposure Evaluation
(2) MEDP 4351 Radiation Detection and Instrumentation
(1) MEDP 4352 Radiation Detection Laboratory
(3) MEDP 7537 Radiation Interactions and Transport
(1) MEDP 7995 Medical Physics and Health Physics Seminar
Year 1 - Spring Semester
(3) MEDP 4111 Introduction to Medical Imaging
(2) MEDP 4121 Radiobiology
(1) MEDP 4530 Radiation Shielding
(1) MEDP 7995 Medical Physics and Health Physics Seminar
 (3) NS 4570  Nuclear Facility Safety
Year 1 - Summer Semester
(3) KIN 2500 Anatomy
(3) Elective Course  

 

 

 

Year 2 - Fall Semester
(3-6) Elective Course Advanced Medical Imaging Physics
(1) MEDP 7995 Medical Physics and Health Physics Seminar
(3-6) MEDP 8000 Thesis Research

 

Year 2 - Spring Semester
(3) NS 4352 Environmental Radiological Evaluation and Remediation
(3) Elective Course  
(3-6) MEDP 8000 Thesis Research
Year 2 - Summer Semester
(6) MEDP 8000 Thesis Research

 

 

 

Electives
(3) MEDP 8000 Advanced Medical Imgaging Physics
(3)  MEDP 7331 Radiation Therapy Physics
(3)  MEDP 7538 Monte Carlo Simulation of Radiation Transport
(1-3)   MEDP 7991  Advanced Projects in Medical Physics and Health Physics
(1-3)   MEDP 7992  Advanced Topics in Medical Physics and Health Physics
(1-3)   MEDP 7999  Report Investigation
(3)  EXST 4012 Introduction to Sampling Techniques
(4)  EXST 4050 Principles and Theory of Statistics 

 

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