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Course Structure

Semester Module Location ECTS/
Module
Total ECTS / Semester
Semester 1 M1: General anatomy and Physiology PUC 6 ECTS 30 ECTS / 50Cr
M2: Physics of Radiation and Dosimetry PUC 6 ECTS
M3: Radiobiology, Radiation Protection, and Legal Framework PUC 6 ECTS
M4.1: Optional Course* PUC 6 ECTS
M4.2: Optional Course* PUC 6 ECTS
Semester 2 M5: Physics and Special Techniques of Radiotherapy PUC 6 ECTS 26 ECTS / 43,3Cr
M6: Physics of Medical Imaging PUC 6 ECTS
M7: Statistics PUC 6 ECTS
M12: Practical Work PUC 8 ECTS
Semester 3 M8.1: Optional Course* PUC 6 ECTS 34 ECTS / 56,7Cr
M8.2: Optional Course* PUC 6 ECTS
M9: Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) UHD 7,5 ECTS
M10: Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) and Adaptive Radiotherapy (ART) UHD 7,5 ECTS
M11: Advanced Dosimetry and Quality Assurance UHD 7 ECTS
Semester 4 MT: Master’s Thesis PUC, UHD, other institutions 30 ECTS 30 ECTS / 50Cr
Prerequisites:
BSc in Physics or equivalent (180 ECTS); one year of professional experience in the field of Medical Physics prior to semester 3; English and Spanish language proficiency
Σ120 ECTS Σ120 ECTS / 200Cr
Legend:
On-Site module at PUC
Online module at UHD
Practical Work
Thesis
ECTS: European Credit Transfer System (credit points)
Cr: Chilean Credit Points
6 ECTS = 10 Cr

*elective modules – optional courses: M4.1; 4.2 and M8.1; 8,2

  • medical imaging
  • special techniques in MR Tomography
  • electronics for physicists
  • classical optics
  • atomic and molecular physics
  • radiotherapy treatment devices
  • electromagnetism
  • modern physics

The program’s curriculum includes courses on theoretical and clinical medicine, medical physics, medical engineering, biomathematics, legal questions, nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, dosimetry, radiation protection, and the application and methods of the modern radiotherapy. Additionally, participants will gain experience in the basics of scientific work through investigation and education.

The program is bilingual (Spanish, English). The CMP Modules M9, M10 and M11 refer to the APMR Modules M2, M4 and M5, respectively. For more information please have a look at the APMR. (website).