Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics, Medical Physics and Radiation Protection
(B.Sc. (Hons)(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2019)

YEAR ONE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MPH1002 Fundamentals of Medical Physics and Radiation Protection and Safety Culture 4 ECTS (NC)
PHY1105 Fundamentals of Experimental Physics 4 ECTS (NC)
PHY1197 Introduction to Classical Mechanics and Waves 6 ECTS
SOR1201 Probability, Sampling and Estimation 4 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANA1500 General Anatomy 1 2 ECTS
ANA1503 Regional Anatomy: Thorax 2 ECTS
ANA1507 Regional Anatomy: Abdomen and Pelvis 4 ECTS
PHB1101 Body Fluids, Cells, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology 4 ECTS
PHY1125 Mathematics for Physicists 1 4 ECTS
PHY1135 Introduction to Computational Physics 6 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANA1508 Regional Anatomy: Neuroanatomy (including Dissection) 4 ECTS
HSC1003 An Introduction to Research Methods in the Health Sciences 2 ECTS
PHB1102 Renal Physiology and Haematology 4 ECTS
PHY1145 Electricity and Magnetism and Optics 6 ECTS
PHY1193 Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory 4 ECTS




Requirement for progression to Year II: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

IHC2012 Ethics for Health Professions and Ethical Dilemmas 4 ECTS
MPH2002 Applications Software and Programming for Medical Physics and Radiation Protection 4 ECTS (NC)
MPH2003 Medical Physics and Radiation Protection Placement 1 5 ECTS (NC)
PHY2230 Experimental Physics 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MPH2001 Medical Radiation Physics and Biology 3 ECTS (NC)
PAT2121 Pathology 4 ECTS
PHB2101 Gastrointestinal and the Endocrine System 4 ECTS
PHY2195 Classical and Relativistic Mechanics 6 ECTS
PHY2210 Mathematics for Physicists 2 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANA2509 Regional Anatomy: Head, Neck and Vertebral Column 4 ECTS
LIN1063 Academic Reading and Writing in English 2 ECTS
PHB2015 Neurophysiology 2 ECTS
PHY2140 Quantum Mechanics 6 ECTS
PHY2145 Electromagnetism 4 ECTS
PHY3110 Physical Optics 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year III: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANA3224 Sectional Anatomy 2 2 ECTS
MED3100 Medicine 4 ECTS
MPH3003 Core Medical Physics and Radiation Protection 5 ECTS (NC)
MPH3007 Medical Physics and Radiation Protection Placement 2 5 ECTS (NC)
PHY3111 Advanced Experimental Physics 6 ECTS (NC)
SCE3021 Biomedical Signal and Image Processing for Medical Physics 6 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANA3223 Sectional Anatomy 1 2 ECTS
CPH2402 Pharmacology for Allied Health Care Professionals 4 ECTS
HSC3002 Research Methods in the Health Sciences 2 ECTS
PHY3130 Atomic Physics 4 ECTS
PHY3145 Statistical Mechanics 5 ECTS
PHY3225 Fluid Mechanics 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PHY3155 Solid State Physics 5 ECTS
MPH3004 Professional Issues in Medical Physics and Radiation Protection 2 ECTS (NC)
MPH3005 Monte Carlo Methods for Medical Physics and Radiation Protection 2 ECTS (NC)
MPH3006 European and National Legislation and Roles in Medical Physics and Radiation Protection 2 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for progression to Year IV: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR FOUR

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MPH3013 Special Project: Medical Physics and/or Radiation Protection 10 ECTS (NC)
MPH3014 Medical Physics and Radiation Protection Placement 3 5 ECTS (NC)
PHY3208* Short Review Paper and Philosophy of Science 6 ECTS
PHY3232 Nuclear and Particle Physics 6 ECTS
PHY3277 Bioelectromagnetism 4 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

HSM3001 Introduction to Health Service Management 4 ECTS
MPH3008 Medical Physics and Radiation Protection in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Dentistry (Minor) 5 ECTS (NC)
MPH3009 Medical Physics and Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine and Radioisotope Cyclotron Facilities (Minor) 5 ECTS (NC)
MPH3010 Medical Physics and Radiation Protection in Radiation Oncology (Minor) 5 ECTS (NC)
MPH3011 Emerging Areas of Medical Physics and Radiation Protection 5 ECTS (NC)
MPH3012 Environmental and Industrial Radiation Protection 5 ECTS (NC)

*Students are required to choose topics linked to MPH3013.



Requirement for successful completion of Year IV: 60 ECTS credits

Requirement for award of B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics, Medical Physics and Radiation Protection: 240 ECTS credits


This programme of study is governed by "The General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004" and by the Bye-Laws for the award of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics, Medical Physics and Radiation Protection - B.Sc. (Hons) - under the auspices of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 28 June 2019
 
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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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