Postgraduate study in Medical Physics and Imaging Technology
What can you study in Medical Physics and Imaging Technology?
This programme involves extensive specialist training in imaging and physiology that may create a pathway to proceed to further postgraduate study in Medical Physics, Biophotonics, Biomedical Imaging or Biophysics.
Areas of research interests open to exploration include:
- Theory of light matter interactions relevant to biological systems
- Development of optical sensing and imaging systems
- Data and image processing
- Development of instrumentation and optical probes
Students considering the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Medical Physics and Imaging Technology programme should have a strong background in Physics and Mathematics. Courses in Biological Sciences or Physiology are also a good combination to have to provide a good foundation to progress your postgraduate studies in Medical Physics and Imaging Technology. Please see the undergraduate Medical Physics and Imaging pathway for specific information about how to progress to postgraduate study in this subject.
Structuring your postgraduate programme in Medical Physics and Imaging Technology
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Medical Physics and Imaging Technology
- 45 points:
- 45 points from:
- 15 points:
- 15 points from:
- PHYSICS 703 Advanced Quantum Mechanics
- PHYSICS 715 Selected Topics 1
- PHYSICS 741 Advanced Classical Mechanics and Electrodynamics
- PHYSICS 742 Advanced Statistical Mechanics and Condensed Matter
- PHYSICS 746 Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Field Theory
- PHYSICS 748 General Relativity
- PHYSICS 751 Selected Topics 2
- PHYSICS 752 Photonics
- PHYSICS 753 The Dynamic Universe
- PHYSICS 754 Condensed Matter Physics
- PHYSICS 791 Selected Topics 3
- PHYSICS 792 Selected Topics 4
- MEDSCI 701 Special Studies in Medical Science
- MEDSCI 704 Stem Cells and Development
- MEDSCI 705 Infection, Immunity and Disease
- MEDSCI 706 Genomic Medicine
- MEDSCI 707 Activities of Microbes in Disease
- MEDSCI 708 Advanced Immunology and Immunotherapy
- MEDSCI 709 Nutrition in Health and Disease
- MEDSCI 710 Nutrition Mechanisms
- MEDSCI 711 Clinical Nutrition
- MEDSCI 712 Critical Evaluation of Nutritional Therapies
- MEDSCI 713 Principles of Cancer Therapy
- MEDSCI 714 Advanced Cancer Biology
- MEDSCI 715 Molecular Toxicology
- MEDSCI 716 Advanced Drug Disposition and Kinetics
- MEDSCI 717 Advanced Neuroscience: Neuropharmacology
- MEDSCI 718 Pharmacology of Anaesthetics and Analgesics
- MEDSCI 719 Pharmacometrics
- MEDSCI 720 Biomedical Research Techniques
- MEDSCI 721 Advanced Toxicology
- MEDSCI 722 Clinical Pharmacology
- MEDSCI 723 Cancer Pharmacology
- MEDSCI 725 Experimental Design
- MEDSCI 727 Advanced Neuroscience: Neurophysiology
- MEDSCI 729 Perinatal Physiology and Medicine
- MEDSCI 730 Reproductive Science
- MEDSCI 731 Advanced Reproductive Biology
- MEDSCI 732 Molecular Aspects of Endocrinology and Metabolism
- MEDSCI 733 Advanced Methods in Cell Physiology
- MEDSCI 734 Advanced Integrative Physiology
- MEDSCI 735 Concepts in Pharmacology
- MEDSCI 736 Special Topic: Digital Skills and Scholarship for Researchers
- MEDSCI 738 Biological Clocks
- MEDSCI 739 Advanced Sensory Neuroscience
- MEDSCI 740 Stem Cell Biology and Transgenesis
Explore the postgraduate courses you can take for a Medical Physics and Imaging specialisation:
On top of the BSc core Physics courses, prior to applying for the BSc(Hons) in Medical Physics and Imaging Technology you are required to have completed:
- PHYSICS 244 Electronics and Imaging
- PHYSICS 340 Electronics and Signal Processing
- PHYSICS 333 Lasers and Electromagnetic Waves
Additionally, students who have completed the common year in science can complement their curriculum with:
Where can postgraduate study in Medical Physics and Imaging Technology?
Companies such as the Auckland District Health Board, Cubic Health and Orion Health require medical physicists with the specific skill-set required in biophotonic, biomedical imaging and instrumentation.
Jobs related to Medical Physics and Imaging Technology include:
- Health analyst
- Medical Physicist
- Scientific advisor
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