The postgraduate program in Medical Physics has been the first program in Greece officially offering a Master's degree (1993) and operates since then uninterruptedly.

The Course aims at offering high-level education in the applications of Physics and Technology in Medicine to Physicists and scientists of similar scientific disciplines, enabling them to participate in promoting health and research. The Course leads to a Master’s of Science (MSc) degree in Medical Physics, a required degree for obtaining the professional license of Radiation Physicist in Hospitals.

Apart from the domain of Radiation Physics, the course covers the scientific domains of processing and analysis of biomedical data that are indispensable for the operation of Medical Physicists in the modern hospital environment.

The course is organized into 3 academic terms. During the 4th term, postgraduate students prepare their Master’s Thesis. The curriculum includes (among others) the following topics: Basic Medical Sciences (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Pathophysiology), Radiation-matter interaction, Physics of Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy, Radiation Protection and Dosimetry, Processing and analysis of biomedical signals and images, Management of biomedical information and databases.

The maximum number of enrolled students is 20 per year. Accepted for registration in the Course are selected graduates from Departments of Physics, Medicine, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Informatics and related Departments of Greek Universities and Technical Institutions or Departments of non-Greek Institutions, according to Greek legislation for recognition of studies

Type

Interdepartmental and Interuniversity