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COURSE TITLE Master of Science in Medical Physics







M.Sc. Med.Phy.(Melit.)

Second Cycle

Level 7

4 Semesters



To provide participants with the educational requirements to practise in the field of Medical Physics.

Highly specialised knowledge in the field of Medical Physics which is expertise in the recognition and correction of less than optimal performance or clinical use of medical devices and the implementation and management of programmes for protection of patients/staff/public/research volunteers from physical agents associated with medical devices (e.g., ionising radiation, strong magnetic fields, lasers). All Medical Physics activities are based on current best evidence or own scientific research when the available evidence is not sufficient. Medical Physicists need to have a critical awareness of knowledge issues in the field and at the interface between physics and medicine.


1. Cognitive skills: specialised skills involved in problem solving, research, reflection, judgement, handling of complexity, communication and innovation.
2. Practical skills: involving manual dexterity in the use of methods, materials, tools and measuring instruments for medical physics applications.
3. Transferable skills: advanced analytical, synthetic, problem solving, mathematical, computing, management, communication, leadership, project management, creative and entrepreneurial skills.


1. Research: assume responsibility in an autonomous manner to:
a) Review a particular area of interest in Medical Physics.
b) Identify a project and research objectives worthy of attention and which are realizable given the available resources.
c) Integrate and apply the knowledge, understanding and skills acquired during the programme to the realization of the research objectives.
d) Report and present the findings of the research in the manner specified by the Board of Studies of the programme.

2. Lay the foundations for the following competences:
a. Practice the Medical Physics profession responsibly within the legal and ethical boundaries of the profession.
b. Take on responsibility at a basic level for the role of Medical Physics Expert and Radiation Protection Expert (Medical) as required by EU legislation.
c. Be aware of the importance of maintaining fitness to practise in an autonomous yet responsible manner.
d. Be able to work in an inter-professional manner with other healthcare professionals, support staff and service users, their relatives and carers.
e. Take responsibility for recognition of less than optimal performance or clinical use of medical devices (identification and elimination of causes, and confirmation that proposed solutions have restored devices and use to acceptable status).
f. Take responsibility for the setting up and management of programmes for protection (including dosimetry) of patient/staff/public/research volunteers with respect to the effects of physical agents associated with medical devices (e.g., ionising radiation, strong magnetic fields, lasers).
g. Take responsibility for contributing to professional knowledge and practice and for reviewing the performance of teams.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY - Clinical Medical Physicist in hospitals
- Research in biomedical industry
- PhD studies
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of a Bachelor degree obtained with at least Second Class Honours in one of the following areas of study:

(a) Science with Physics as a main area of study or
(b) Electrical and Electronic Engineering or
(c) Mechanical Engineering or
(d) Communications and Computer Engineering.

The Board shall recommend to Senate the number of applicants that may be allowed to register for the Course, depending on the availability of resources. The Board shall announce the number of available places at the time of the call for applications. The number of students that can be accepted to the course are as follows: max. 8 ESF funded students and max 6 non-ESF funded students.

When the number of places is so limited and the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be selected using the following criteria, the weighting of which shall be published at the time of the call for applications:

(a) degree type and class,
(b) experience in the area of the proposed study and
(c) performance during an interview, if deemed necessary.

Interviews, if necessary, shall be conducted by a board composed of at least three members appointed for the purpose.

For the purpose of selection, applicants who fully satisfy the entry requirements by 31 August preceding the commencement of the Course shall be considered first.

Prior to registering for the Course, eligible applicants are also required to undergo a medical fitness test as directed by the Board so as to ascertain that they are fit for work which brings students in contact with the clinical environment.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2013.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.



Last Updated: 5 April 2017
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
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.

For applicable fees please check the link on the Finance Office webpage.
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During Semester 2 of Academic Year 2017/8, the Department of Mental Health shall be offering the study-unit MNH4001 Child and Adolescent Mental Health to registered professionals in possession of a first degree, currently working with children or adolescents.

Applications shall be received between the 27th November and the 1st December 2017.


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