05 August 2022 09:52:31 IST

IIT Hyderabad, Basavatarakam cancer institute launch MSc in medical physics

IIT Hyderabad | Photo Credit: Official website

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), in association with Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute (BIACH and RI), has launched a Master of Science (MSc) programme in medical physics.

Ideal for BSc graduates with physics as one of the main subjects and who want to make a career in applied physics for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human diseases. The programme will include a clinical internship for 12 months in the third year of the course.

Making of specialists

“The programme will create ‘medical physicist’ specialists who are trained in the concepts and techniques of applying physics in medicine,” an IITH spokesperson said.

The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)-approved, three-year programme, is being offered in association with the Department of Biomedical Engineering (Physics) at the IITH. Calling for applications, the institute said an interview will be conducted to shortlist the candidates after a preliminary screening for good marks in graduation.

The programme requires the students to complete a total of 90 credits through three years, including 66 credits in the two years of course work. The remaining 24 credits would be in the 12-month internship in the third year. The last date for submission of the applications is August 12, 2022.