The Master of Science in Medical Health Physics degree pertains to (1) the safe use of x rays, gamma rays, electron and other charged particle beams of neutrons or radionuclides, (2) the safe use of sealed and unsealed radionuclide sources for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, (3) the application of radiation dosimeters and monitoring in the workplace, and (4) the instrumentation required to perform appropriate radiation surveys. The curriculum provides an opportunity for students to acquire a core of fundamental knowledge through a synergistic program of formal courses, seminars, teaching opportunities and hands-on research experience.
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Andrew Sampson, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Programs in Radiological Sciences
"I love this line of work because I get to interact with researchers, hospital staff, and patients. Every day involves something different and provides the opportunity to gain all types of working experiences."John Contreras, 2nd year student