• The UWA Medical Physics programme is accredited with the Australasian Collage of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM), the Australia and New Zealand professional body for Medical Physicists.

  • The course is designed and delivered 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.

  • Several practical sessions are held in the clinic, so that students get familiar with the clinical application of the concepts they learn during the lectures. Students are gradually immersed in clinical culture and environment at large teaching hospitals.

  • Due to the large size of the collaborating teaching hospitals, all mainstream areas of medical physics are covered along with some specialised fields.

  • Studying Medical Physics at UWA provides an exceptional opportunity to learn in a department with strong commitment to research. The research component of this programme allows students to develop valuable skills for practising and interpreting research.

  • Collaborating hospitals provide the required facilities for research and the group supports the graduates to succeed in the upcoming career opportunities. The group places strong emphasis on developing the students’ applied skills and expertise, so that their experiences are closely aligned to the future employers’ needs.

  • The group has an open-door policy which offers the students a friendly and supportive learning environment

  • The group has effective course monitoring and opportunities for student feedback which helps with quality management and improvement of the course every year.

Where Are Our Graduates?

At the University of Western Australia (UWA), you'll join a community of people who seek to inspire progress and challenge the status quo. We’re one of Australia’s leading universities and have an international reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research.

Established in 1911, UWA is recognised internationally as a top 100 research-intensive university. The beautiful Perth campus sits adjacent to the Swan River and is among the most picturesque in the nation with grand sandstone and terracotta buildings among elegant heritage-listed gardens. The campus is also just 10 minutes from the city centre and close to many stunning beaches.

UWA hosts more than 24,000 students and we have welcomed more than 5,000 international students in our academic programs, and our Perth campus is a multicultural, multi-faith community that includes students from more than 100 countries.

Our innovative and flexible course structure is based on a global model that will prepare you to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing world and maximise your career options. The choice of more than 65 majors also means you can explore your interests and discover your passions before finalising a study pathway.

UWA is recognised internationally as ranking 93rd in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) for 2018. UWA staff members have won many awards for teaching and research, notable among these are Professor Barry Marshall and Emeritus Professor Robin Warren who were awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease.

UWA is the only Western Australian university in the Group of Eight – a coalition of the top research universities in Australia—and is one of only two Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network, a partnership of 18 research-led universities. We’re also a foundation member of the Matariki Network of high-quality, research-intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience.

Department of Physics, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Mailbag M013, CRAWLEY, WA 6009 

 Phone: (+61 8) 6488 2738  |  Email: admin-physics@uwa.edu.au

© 2023 by UWA Medical Physics Research Group. 

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