36 months
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553 USD/year
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About

The aim of the Medical Physics course at the postgraduate level is to generate the expertise and overcome the scarcity of the manpower for the cancer treatment facilities. Each year the cancer treatment facilities and the sophistication of the radiotherapy equipment are increasing enormously. The Medical Physics programme is offered at the Panjab University.

Overview

Medical physicists contribute to the effectiveness of radiological imaging procedures by assuring that best radiation safety practices are followed (reducing radiation dose to patients and staff) and helping to develop improved imaging techniques (e.g., mammography CT, MR, ultrasound). They contribute to the development and implementation of therapeutic techniques (e.g., external beam, brachytherapy, HDR, stereotactic radiosurgery), collaborate with radiation oncologists to design and execute patient specific treatment plans, and monitor equipment and procedures to insure that cancer patients receive the prescribed dose of radiation to the correct location, while minimizing the radiation dose to surrounding normal tissue. The Medical Physics programme is offered at the Panjab University.

Placement Opportunities

  • Placement opportunities are excellent in the medical institutions, accelerator/reactor laboratories and in the defence sector.
  • Our students have got placements in the medical institutions like Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Research Institute (Delhi), PGIMER (Chandigarh), Govt. Medical College (Chandigarh), IGMC (Shimla) etc.

Programme Structure

  • Academic training alone does not make a medical physicist. In addition a certification from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) (for the Radiation Safety Officer, level-III) to the students is mandatory for the competence in the handling of the patients care and running the radiation facilities independently.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • B.Sc. (Regular course) first class with Physics as one of the core subjects (studied for three years) and Mathematics as one of the subjects (studied for minimum two years) from a recognized university. Admission to M.Sc. course in Medical Physics will be through CET (P.G.), to be conducted by the Panjab University. While deciding the final merit of the entrance test, a weightage shall also be given to the B.Sc. marks obtained by the candidate, as per university rules.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 553 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 553 USD per year during 36 months.
  • Rs. 41020

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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