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Curriculum

About the Curriculum

Sample course schedule (individual schedules will vary)

Sample Masters in Medical Physics program (Courses in Bold are required)

Fall – Year 1

Spring - Year 1

Course

Credits

Course

Credits

Radiological Physics and Dosimetry

3

Radiation Therapy Physics

3

Medical Imaging Systems

3

Radiation Protection and Safety

3

Fundamentals of Human Physiology

4

Elective

3

Responsible Conduct of Research

0

Academic & Research Ethics

0

Medical Physics Seminar

.5

Medical Physics Seminar

0

Total Credits

11

Total Credits

9

SUMMER Year 1 - Research

Fall – Year 2

Spring – Year 2

Course

Credits

Course

Credits

 Radiobiology  3Electives  6

Electives

3

Master’s Research

3

Master’s Research

3

 

 

Medical Physics Seminar

.5

 

 

Total Credits

9

Total Credits

9

Core courses/elective courses

Core Medical Physics Courses (20 Cr)

All MP students are required to take the following courses.

  • Radiological Physics and Dosimetry (3 cr)
  • Radiobiology (3 cr)
  • Radiation Therapy Physics (3 cr)
  • Radiation Protection and Safety (3 cr)
  • Fundamentals of  Human Physiology (4 cr)
  • Medical Imaging Systems (3 cr) ECE
  • Academic & Research Ethics at JHSPH (0 cr)*
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (0 cr)*
  • Medical Physics Seminar (.5 cr) must be taken each semester, but only 1 credit can be counted toward degree requirement

*University requirement for graduation; no credit

Research Project (6 Cr)

Students are required to take at least 6 cr of independent research project or Master's thesis research.

Elective Courses (12 Cr)

Student shall take 12 or more additional credit hours from the following list of courses.

  • Radiopharmaceutical Imaging and Therapy (3 cr)
  • Modern Biomedical Imaging Instrumentation and Techniques (3 cr)
  • Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (3 cr)
  • Nuclear Medicine Imaging (3 cr)
  • Advanced Image Reconstruction (3 cr)
  • Quantitative Imaging Analysis (3 cr)
  • Organ Physiology (6 cr)
  • Image Processing & Analysis (3 cr) ECE
  • Image Processing & Analysis II (3 cr) ECE
  • Medical Image Analysis (3 cr) ECE
  • Ultrasound and Photoacoustic Beamforming (3 cr) ECE
  • X-ray Imaging and Computed Tomography (3 cr)
  • Imaging Instrumentation (4 cr) BME
  • Statistics for Laboratory Scientists I (4 cr)
  • Methods in Biostatistics I (4 cr)
  • Molecular Imaging (3 cr)

Grading Policy

All programs follow the School of Medicine's standard for minimum grade requirements as outlined in the "Grading Policy" below, and include core and elective coursework, a weekly seminar, and a capstone (or thesis) project.

  • At most, two courses with grades less than B– may be counted towards the coursework requirements. No course with grades less than C- may be counted. The overall grade point average of the courses counted towards the coursework requirements must be a 3.00 or higher (B average). At most, two independent study courses can be counted towards the course requirements.
  • Other than independent study courses, no courses with grades of S or Pass/Fail can be counted towards the coursework requirement unless that course is not offered for a letter grade. Be sure to consult your advisor or the program director before registering for a Pass/Fail course. Courses with grades of S or Pass/Fail will not be included in the grade point average calculation.
  • A grade of D or F will result in probation; a second D or F would be cause for being dropped from the program.

Probation

Upon being placed on probation the student will receive an email and official letter from the Program Director. An ad hoc subcommittee, comprising at least three members of the Executive Committee (of the Director’s choosing) will be assembled, and a formal meeting with the student scheduled. During the meeting the student will have the opportunity to review the grade with the committee, and to develop consensus on a plan to monitor future progress in the program, including a time line for meeting the program’s expectations. The notification and committee proceedings will become part of the student's permanent record, as will documentation of the students’ ongoing progress. On review of the fellows’ academic progress, the committee will recommend the students continuance or dismissal from the Program.

Seminars

Students are expected to attend 1-hr seminars (every other week) or journal club sessions.

Thesis/Project

  • (faculty provide list of research projects to distribute for the master’s program)
  •  Based on research conducted over the 2-year period that has been approved by the program director.
  • Students negotiate with masters research adviser/PI regarding parameters of the research – time expected, compensation, parameters of the project, scope of the thesis.

Contact Us

Radiological Physics Division
Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
601 N. Caroline St., Suite 4263
Baltimore MD 21287
 
Phone: 443-287-2425
Fax: 410-614-1060

Admissions Inquiries: MedPhysMS@jhmi.edu

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