Graduate Certificate in Medical Physics (GCMedPhy)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Academic Year

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 Outcomes

  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

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

  • 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