Graduate Certificate in Medical Physics (GCMedPhy)

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Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


This program provides students with the opportunity to complete the coursework required by the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) for accreditation as a medical physicist. All students should be aware that this program has non-standard admission requirements and they should contact the School of Physical Sciences for further information.

The Graduate Certificate in Medical Physics is an AQF Level 8 program with a standard full-time duration of 0.5 years and is only offered part-time over 2 years.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Demonstrate mastery of theoretical and practical aspects of physics, and its application to the professional practice of medical physics.
2. Demonstrate the ability to work in a medical or clinical context.
3. Analyse, critically evaluate and synthesise quantitative/qualitative data relating to physics and medical physics.
4. Communicate effectively in a variety of modes, to diverse audiences, for a range of purposes as appropriate for a professional medical physicist.

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Certificate in Medical Physics

There shall be a Graduate Certificate in Medical Physics.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Medical Physics, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 12 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 12 units
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 12 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PHYSICS 7548 Human Biology for Medical Physics 3
PHYSICS 7549 Physics of Medical Imaging 3
PHYSICS 7550 Radiation Biology, Protection & Epidemiology 3
PHYSICS 7551 Radiotherapy Physics 3