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A new taught Master of Science in Medical Physics is being offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Malta. The full-time day programme will run over 4 semesters starting October 2012. The course is open to candidates with a physics or engineering background.

The first two semesters will consist of a taught component of 60-ECTS credits units. The second year will consist of another taught 30 credits to be delivered entirely online, plus a 30 credit dissertation. The second year may be spent in Malta or abroad. The entire programme will be taught in English.

The Ministry of Health would be sponsoring 6 candidates to undergo a two year clinical training period in hospitals in the UK and carry out their dissertation there.

The coordinator of the Master of Science in Medical Physics Programme, Dr Carmel J. Caruana, is also the Chairperson for Education and Training of the European Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics. Over the last three years he has led the development of a harmonised medical physics curriculum for Medical Physics in Europe. The M.Sc. will be the first in Europe to be based on this harmonised curriculum.

For further information click here.

Interested candidates who require further information should contact:
Dr Carmel J. Caruana

If you would like to read more about the medical physics profession go to:
European Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics
American Association of Physicists in Medicine
Institute of Engineering and Physics in Medicine (UK)
Google and Youtube: medical imaging, radiotherapy, nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance imaging, medical ultrasound, CT scanner, medical image processing, medical signal processing.

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