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Medical physicists are healthcare professionals with specialized training in the medical applications of physics and technology. UWA Medical Physics group offers Masters and PhD degrees.


The Medical Physics Research Group at UWA conducts basic and translational research into radiation therapy, radiation biology, tumour modelling, molecular radiotherapy, radiation safety, clinical medicine and health technologies, which will lead to new applications of physics, engineering, biology and medicine for diagnosis and treatment of diseases.  

Current areas of research include:

  • Basic research into radiobiology using computational approaches

  • Using imaging to predict the progression and response of cancer

  • Modelling the interaction of radiotherapy and immunotherapy

  • Using clinical trials data to model the impact of radiotherapy

  • Research into clinical medicine and health technologies

  • Synthesis of new radionuclides for nuclear medicine

  • Calibration of imaging and radiotherapy equipment

  • Medical image analysis and processing

  • Radiomics and Machine Learning

  • Radiation safety and shielding

  • Bio-detection systems


Along with key researchers and multiple collaborative research centres and clinics, the group comprises of students undertaking PhD and Masters in the field of Medical Physics. Prospective researchers, including students, are welcome to contact the group to find out more.

The UWA Medical Physics Group offers two courses for Masters degree. Applicants can enroll in one of the following courses (click on the links for more information):

Master of Physics (Medical Physics) 

Master of Medical Physics

The course and research are designed by academics who are actively involved in research. Therefore, students are ensured that they learn the latest advances in cutting-edge Medical Physics research.

A key strength of the UWA programme is that most of the lectures are delivered by clinical medical physicists who are operating at the forefront of the profession with a balance of research and clinical practice. They can provide firsthand information about how medical physics problems are handled in the hospital environment, which is perfect for educational purposes.

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