MC215 - Master of Medical Physics

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Plan: MC215 - Master of Medical Physics
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

Your learning experiences will contain a broad mix of study modes, including lectures, seminars, workshops and weekly classes, using face-to-face, online and other flexible delivery mechanisms. You will be expected to build a comprehensive portfolio of knowledge in each subject area. Whilst teaching staff will facilitate the process, it is your responsibility to be self-motivated and proactive in this respect. Regularly accessing a wide variety of references and information sources is strongly encouraged.

Assessment is designed to give you opportunities to demonstrate your capabilities. You will find that the forms of assessment used may be different for each course, depending on the course objectives and learning outcomes.

Your assessment in this program will include all or some of the following:

  • examinations: an individual form of assessment where you are asked to demonstrate your ability to explain principles and to solve problems;
  • assignments and projects: some will require you to demonstrate an ability to work alone, while some will involve group work requiring you to be part of team with other students;
  • scientific journals: where you will record your progress through experimental investigations, record observations and data, draw conclusions with justification;
  • reports: prepare a concise, coherent communication of a scientific experiment, a literature review, or a performance evaluation. This will develop your written communication skills.
  • presentations/seminars: an opportunity to demonstrate oral communication skills, including the ability to impart detailed information in a limited time frame to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • self-assessment and peer-assessment: for assessment activities such as seminars you may be asked to assess your own work, the work of your group, or the work of other groups. This is part of equipping
  • you to become more independent in your own learning and to develop your assessment skills. 

Assessments are designed for you to demonstrate capabilities in cognitive skills, in mastery of relevant theoretical knowledge, application of technical and creative thinking at an abstract level, research communication, dissemination to specialist and non-specialist audiences, and the ability to contribute to professional practice and scholarship.

Approximately three quarters of the program consists of specialisation courses and one quarter of the courses focus on your research project which is assessed partially via a submitted thesis.

If you have a long term medical condition, disability or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Service if you would like to find out more.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

 

  • Undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • Interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • Complete these activities in real work contexts or situations; and in addition:

These interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning. Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) courses include:

 

YEAR ONE:

PHYS2135 Medical Imaging Physics

MEDS2149 Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Treatment Planning

 

These courses include a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

 

YEAR TWO:

In BIOL2485 Research Project A (Planning) and BIOL2328 Research Project  B (Implementation) you will either identify a research project from a workplace scenario you have encountered or will be selecting a topic your academic supervisors or industry collaborators have proposed in relation to their research activities or clinical responsibilities. Your research project will have an industry consultant as a co-supervisor who will jointly assess the research project outcomes with the academic supervisor.

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:
 

All courses listed may not be available each Semester

 

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Year One of Program

Select and Complete Seven (7) of the following courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Medical Imaging Physics12PHYS2135City Campus
Introduction to Human Biosciences12BIOL2507Bundoora Campus
Biostatistics12MATH1300City Campus
MATH2209Bundoora Campus
Radiation and Nuclear Physics12PHYS2167City Campus
Research Methods12BIOL1070Bundoora Campus
BIOL2411City Campus
Radiobiology for Medical Physicists12MEDS2150City Campus
Programming Fundamentals for Scientists12COSC2752City Campus
Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Radiotherapy Treatment Planning12MEDS2149Bundoora Campus
Advanced Medical Imaging12PHYS2134City Campus
Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection12PHYS2136City Campus
Radiotherapy Physics and Modelling12PHYS2139City Campus
AND
Select and complete One (1) of the following option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Applied Analytics12MATH1324City Campus
Practical Data Science with Python12COSC2670City Campus
Data Visualisation and Communication12MATH2270City Campus
Mathematics for Physicists12MATH2242City Campus
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Research Project A (Planning)24BIOL2485City Campus
BIOL2486Bundoora Campus
Research Project B (Implementation)24BIOL2231Bundoora Campus
BIOL2328City Campus
AND
Select and complete Three (3) of the following courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Medical Imaging Physics12PHYS2135City Campus
Introduction to Human Biosciences12BIOL2507Bundoora Campus
Radiobiology for Medical Physicists12MEDS2150City Campus
Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Radiotherapy Treatment Planning12MEDS2149Bundoora Campus
Advanced Medical Imaging12PHYS2134City Campus
Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection12PHYS2136City Campus
Radiotherapy Physics and Modelling12PHYS2139City Campus
AND
Select and complete One (1) of the following Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Applied Analytics12MATH1324City Campus
Practical Data Science with Python12COSC2670City Campus
Data Visualisation and Communication12MATH2270City Campus
Mathematics for Physicists12MATH2242City Campus
 

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Program transition plan

2019 Transition Plan:

New and existing MC215 Students may follow below transition plan:

 

- If you are starting Year 1 in Semester 1 2019 you will follow the revised program in its entirety.

 

- If you started in Semester 1 2018 you must enrol in the following courses for the duration of your studies;

  • Semester 2, 2018:
  • MEDS2149 Introduction to the Principles & Practices of Treatment Planning
  • PHYS2139 Radiotherapy Physics & Modelling
  • PHYS2135 Medical Imaging Physics
  • MEDS2150 Radiobiology for Medical Physicists OR
  • PHYS2141 Photonics & Nuclear Physics

 

  • Semester 1, 2019:
  • MATH1300 Biostatistics (new to the Program)
  • ONPS2480 Project Planning & Literature Review (12 cp)
  • PHYS2136 Radiation Physics & Radiation Protection
  • PHYS2134 Advanced Medical Imaging

 

[Note: PHYS2136 and PHYS2134 courses will be offered as a ‘one-off’ in Semester 1, 2019 to ensure the smooth transition of 2018 starting students through the MC215 program.]

 

  • Semester 2, 2019:
  • BIOL2230 Research Project 1 (12 cp)
  • BIOL2231 Research Project B (Implementation) (24 cp)
  • MEDS2150 Radiobiology for Medical Physicists OR
  • PHYS2141 Nuclear Physics

 

- If you started in Semester 1, 2017 and are completing the 1802 flexi-term offering of ONPS2480 Literature Review and Project Planning, you must enrol in BIOL2230 Research Project 1 (12 cp) and BIOL2231 Research Project B (Implementation) (24 cp) in Semester 1, 2019.

 

- If you receive an NN grade for PHYS2138 Applied Physics in Semester 1, 2018, you will need to complete COSC2676 Programming Fundamentals for Scientists in Semester 2, 2019.

 

- If you receive an NN grade for PHYS2137 Optics and Radiation Physics in Semester 1, 2018, you will need to complete PHYS2167 Radiation Physics and Laboratory in Semester 1, 2019.

 

- If you receive an NN grade for either PHYS2140 Electromagnetism and Quantum Physics or PHYS2141 Photonics and Nuclear Physics in Semester 2, 2018, you will need to complete PHYS2168 Quantum and Nuclear Physics in Semester 2, 2019.

 

- If you receive an NN grade for both PHYS2140 Electromagnetism and Quantum Physics and PHYS2141 Photonics and Nuclear Physics in Semester 2, 2018, you will need to complete PHYS2168 Quantum and Nuclear Physics AND MATH1300 Biostatistics in Semester 2, 2019.

 

Note that in any case you need to establish 96 credit points per year. i.e. 192 credit points total to graduate.

 

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