Take proton therapy to the world
Proton therapy is big news in the fight against cancer. Offering next-level precision, it’s an attractive option for treating many tumours close to healthy organs or in children.
Consequently, the treatment’s global market is expected to double by 2024**. Australia’s first proton therapy centre will be part of the neighbouring South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute II, while China has around 50 centres on the way. Specialists in the area are in short supply—and high demand—worldwide.
What will you do?
Our Master of Medical Radiation Physics will equip you for a rewarding career in this exciting health field. The degree is studied over two years full-time and is suitable for students with an undergraduate physics degree, or engineering graduates seeking a change of specialisation.
Highly clinically oriented, it will enable you to:
Where could it take you?
You will graduate with a strong foundation of knowledge and skills to undertake the necessary additional study and clinical training for Australian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine accreditation.
Once you’ve done this, many doors will open. You could join a cutting-edge proton therapy clinic as a radiation oncology medical physicist. You might help enhance therapy decisions as a diagnostic imaging medical physicist. Perhaps you’ll minimise treatment side-effects as a radiation safety officer.
International students, please note that you may also need to undertake additional study or research to gain accreditation in your home country.
IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79
Australian Year 12
Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor Engineering with the a GPA of 4.5 and the following (or equivalent):
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)
International student place: $46,000
Medical Physicist, Medical Research, Medical Researcher, Physicist