Technological advances and developments in medicine, particularly in radiology, oncology (radiotherapy) and nuclear medicine, have created a demand for qualified medical physicists to manage and monitor the medical usage of radiation in all its forms. In 1998 the University of Malaya launched the Master of Medical Physics programme to meet this growing need. Over sixty graduates have come out from this programme thus far.
This programme is accredited by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), United Kingdom, since 2002. At present, the University of Malaya programme is the only one outside the British Isles (United Kingdom and Ireland) to receive such recognition.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Computing and Medical Informatics
- Applied Radiation Physics and Dosimetry
- Radiobiology and Radiation Protection
- Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine
- Radiotherapy Physics
- Medical Physics Research Project