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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

  • 17% international / 83% domestic

Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Physics)

  • Graduate Diploma

Complete coursework such as advanced lectures, seminars and independent study in medical and health physics. Prepares you for a career as a medical physicist, health physicist or bioengineer in hospitals, health departments, tertiary institutions and medical instrumentation companies.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time
Course Code
PH71, 020315D
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$7,500 per year / $7,500 total
International Fees
$33,400 per year / $33,400 total

About this course

  • Complete coursework such as advanced lectures, seminars and independent study in medical and health physics.
  • Prepares you for a career as a medical physicist, health physicist or bioengineer in hospitals, health departments, tertiary institutions and medical instrumentation companies.
  • Complete in 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.
  • Opportunity to progress on to the Master of Applied Science (Medical Physics).

Study locations

Gardens Point

What you will learn

These courses deal with well-established and emerging areas of medical and health physics including clinical measurement, computing, health physics, instrumentation, medical electronics, medical imaging, physiological monitoring, physics of radiotherapy, radiobiology, and radiological imaging sciences. The coursework also contains an introduction to the clinical sciences.

Career pathways

Careers and outcomes

Graduates can seek employment in hospitals, health departments, tertiary institutions and medical instrumentation companies. Depending on the field of employment, graduates may be known as a medical physicist, health physicist or bio-engineer. Professional medical/health physicists:

  • apply electronic tools and medical software, ultrasonics, radiation and computers to clinical and environmental problems
  • monitor the environment to maintain acceptable standards in the workplace and the community
  • apply fundamental physical research in development programs
  • are responsible for calibration, care and maintenance of instruments and apparatus.
Professional recognition

The course is accredited by the Australasian College of Physical Sciences and Engineers in Medicine.

Possible careers
  • Health Physicist
  • Medical Equipment Sales
  • Medical Physicist