جامعة الملك عبدالعزيز

KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY

physics department

B.Sc. in Medical Physics

About Medical Physics

Medical Physics has drawn immense attention in the last decade in view of the scientific and technological boom applied in the medical sector. It is one of the most demanding disciplines worldwide, and radiation therapists are among the most paid jobs. Nuclear medicine is expanding and developing very fast. Leading hospitals in the world use cyclotrons and synchrotrons, and linear accelerators to accelerate charged particles in hospital settings for cancer therapy and/or radio-isotopes production in the site, with an increasing demand for new fast-growing generations and techniques. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) also witnessed the unprecedented demands of qualified medical Physics graduates from both the Health sector and radiation-related research. Medical Physics graduates' employment opportunities are available in different sectors: hospitals, industry, government, research centers, radiation-related laboratories, and agencies.

About the program

Medical Physics is a branch of applied physics, which focuses on the application of physics concepts and methods in the medicine and health care profession. It explores the ways in which physics concepts are applied in the diagnosis and treatment of human disease using different types of radiation and physics concepts. It combines Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, focusing on the application of medical radiation physics. Students admitted to the program will learn how to apply physics-based concepts and methodologies to procedures such as medical imaging (a medical diagnosis), radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, radiation protection, and dosimetry. Medical Physics provides important information for physicians in diagnostic radiology and radiation oncology. It also includes several medical physics professional activities such as the calibration and testing of equipment, assistance in the clinical procedures, calculation of radiation doses to the patient, and supervision of technical programs to ensure the quality of equipment.

Program Mission

Prepare graduates in medical physics with high scientific and skill standards capable of efficiently serving the labor market and community by providing stimulating learning and research environment.

Program Educational Objectives

PEO-1. (Professionalism): Serve competently in the national and international market/industry/academia by demonstrating high-quality knowledge and skills in their field.

PEO-2.  (Life Experience & Scientific Advancement):  Exhibit quest for learning and initiative through an elevation in education or growth in professional status.

PEO-3. (Leadership): Contribute as effective team members and managers in their organizations.

PEO-4. (Responsibility and ethics): Demonstrate commitment to social responsibilities, moral/ethical values and community services.

 

Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly-defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline.
  2. An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs.
  3. An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.
  4. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  5. An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  6. An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.

 

 

Program Enrollment and Degree Data

 

Academic Year

Enrollment Year

Total

Undergrad

Total

Grad

Degrees Awarded

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

Associates

Bachelors

Masters

Doctorates

Current

2019-2020

FT

157

135

155

214

-

182

-

-

Year

PT

-

-

-

-

 

-

 

Program Requirements, Curriculum and Courses

Medical Physics catalog : download file     

 

 



Send To Friend Print Page Error Page Add Page Link To Your Site
Last Update 1/19/2021 4:26:30 PM