Master of Science in Physics with focus on Medical Physics
Owing to the increased interest in biomedical research and in connection with the development of a dedicated biomedical beamline at the Center for Advanced Laser Applications (CALA) in the framework of the Cluster of Excellence Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics (MAP), the University of Munich (LMU) has recently established a new Chair for Experimental Physics - Medical Physics. This clearly expands the focus of the Faculty of Physics to the rapidly emerging field of Medical Physics. In this context, a special curriculum is offered to motivated Master students. Depending on the interests and skills, this curriculum offers various options and combinations of courses: Students seeking a casual introduction to Medical Physics are equally welcome as those aiming to become experts in the field.
The full curriculum builds a solid foundation to modern medical physics methods, with special emphasis on advanced radiation therapy and imaging. This is presented in a coordinated set of lectures, partly within the regular physics program and partly in the form of special lectures. Particular emphasis is given to the communication of state-of-the-art techniques in radiological science and to the opportunity of pursuing a Master Thesis on cutting edge research in the context of national and international collaborations and in close connection with the Munich University Hospitals.
An effort is being put to comply with the recommendations of the German Society for Medical Physics (DGMP) for obtaining recognition of the absolved curriculum and providing unrestrained perspectives towards a professional or academic career in medical physics.