Master of Science in Medical Physics

Courses

The first year of study features core classes that provide a solid base in the fundamentals of Medical Physics. The second year focuses on specialization, with an advanced, track-specific class, a clinical practicum in the student’s chosen academic track, an elective class, and thesis research. There is also a class on Frontiers of Biomedical Science.

To give students access to the full complement of Duke University faculty for their thesis research, students spend the Fall semester of their second year at the Duke University campus, where they study with students in Duke University’s Medical Physics Graduate Program and work with their faculty advisors on thesis research.

Both years include weekly seminars with guest speakers who provide exposure to a wide range of research and professional topics.

Program Duration: 21-24 months

1st Year Fall Semester
(Duke Kunshan University Campus, Kunshan China)

  • Radiation Physics (3 credit hours)
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Physicists (3 ch)
  • Nuclear Medicine Physics (3 ch)
  • Seminars in Medical Physics (1 ch)

1st Year Spring Semester
(Duke Kunshan University Campus, Kunshan China)

  • Radiation Therapy Physics (3 ch)
  • Radiation Protection (3 ch)
  • Modern Diagnostic Imaging Systems (3 ch)
  • Seminars in Medical Physics (1 ch)

Summer after First Year
(Duke University Campus, Durham, NC USA)

  • Thesis research at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
  • Practicum at Duke University Medical Center, NC, USA

2nd Year Fall Semester
(Duke University Campus, Durham, NC USA)

  • Advanced Track-Specific Course (3 ch)
  • Clinical Practicum and Shadowing (3 ch)
  • Seminars in Medical Physics (1 ch)
  • Thesis research (3 ch)

2nd Year Spring Semester
(Duke Kunshan University Campus, Kunshan China)

  • Elective Course (3 ch)
  • Frontiers of Biomedical Science (3 ch)
  • Seminars in Medical Physics (1 ch)
  • Thesis research (3 ch)