Course Description

Details about the 2-year MMP Programme

The Master's Programme in Medical Physics, prepared with the assistance of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency and from the International Organization for Medical Physics, consists of several basic and advanced courses and practical and clinical training by experts in these fields. There are examinations at the end of each course.

Additionally, participants are required to work on a dissertation to be submitted and defended during the last month of the programme. The master's degree will be awarded by the University of Trieste only to those candidates who successfully complete all examinations, clinical training, and other requirements as may be decided by the Master's Committee. Participants will also be required to take part in ongoing activities of ICTP in their related fields.

The first year of the programme includes the following courses (download the syllabus for the full list of courses):

  • Anatomy and and physiology as applied to medical physics
  • Radiobiology
  • Radiation physics
  • Radiation dosimetry
  • Physics of nuclear medicine
  • Medical imaging fundamentals
  • Physics of diagnostic and interventional radiology (X rays, US, MRI, Hybrid systems)
  • Physics of radiation oncology
  • Radiation protection
  • Information Technology in medical physics

In the second year, students receive clinical training in radiotherapy, diagnostic and interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, and radiation protection in a hospital of the clinical network (located in northern Italy and other nearby countries).