Close Menu


Medical Physics (BSc.)

Programme Overview

A major in Medical Physics will have a student learning all about the application of Physics in Medicine. The student will become proficient in the Physics of the human body and techniques used for therapy and imaging.

It also involves the familiarization with several machines used in healthcare. This major will allow students to further their interest in medicine and Physics while doing practical work which encourages good health practices.

Programme Objectives

  1. To provide education for undergraduate students in preparation for careers in Medical Physics.
  2. To build local capacity for sustainable education, training and research in Medical Physics.
  3. To produce graduates who are capable of undertakingt further study in Medical Physics.
  4. To provide a solid foundation in Medical Physics.
  5. To develop students' personal skills and professional qualities.
  6. To emphasise transferable skills e.g. team work, find solutions to problems, express problems in mathematical language, organise and manage time effectively, communicate medical physics ideas clearly and succinctly, think logically and construct logical arguments.

Admission Requirements

In order to do the BSc. Physics Degree with a major in Medical Physics, candidates must satisfy the requirements for entrance to the Faculty of Science and Technology. They must:


  1. Satisfy the University requirements for Normal Matriculation.
  2. Have obtained passes at CSEC Secondary Education General Proficiency Level (or equivalent) in Physics and two subjects at CAPE (both comprising Units 1 & 2) or at GCE A-Level (or equivalent) one of which must be Physics or Mathematics.


  1. Satisfy the University requirements for Lower Level Matriculation.
  2. Have obtained passes at CSEC Secondary Education General Proficiency level with grades I, II, or since 1998 grade III (or equivalent) in Physics and two other approved science subjects.

Programme Structure

Year 1: A minimum of twenty-one (21) Mathematics and Physics credits as follows:

Semester I

   -PHYS1411: Mechanics,

   -PHYS1412: Waves, Optics & Thermodynamics

   -MATH1141: Introductory Linear Algebra & Analytic Geometry

   -MATH1185: Calculus for Scientists & Engineers

Semester II

   -PHYS1421: Electricity and Magnetism

   -PHYS1422: Modern Physics

   -ELET1400: Introduction to Electronics

Plus (3 credits, optional) In-Faculty Courses


Year 2: Twenty-one (21) Physics credits as follows:-

Semester I

   -ELET2460: Signals & Systems

   -PHYS2300: General Physics Lab I

   -PHYS2351: Quantum Mechanics & Nuclear Physics

   -Electromagnetism & Optics


Semester II

   -PHYS2200: Practices in Medical Physics I

   -PHYS2296: Physics of the Human Body

   -PHYS2396: Computer Applications in Physics


Year 3: Nine (9) Physics credits as follows:-

Semester I

   -PHYS3300: Advanced Practices in Medical Physics

   -Biomedical Optics & Biomechanics


Semester II

   -PHYS3398: Medical Radiation Physics & Imaging


Plus (6 credits, optional) from MATH2230, PHYS3399 or, any Level 2 or 3 Physics or Electronics course and nine (9) foundation courses credits.

Careers after Graduation

Career path includes, but are not limited to:-

Teaching, Research, Diagnostic Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy and Health Physics.

Top of Page