The university course "Medical Physics" offers a certification course compliant with Austrian and international regulations concerning the theoretical education of certfied medical physics. These regulations include the draft for EU-guideline on radiation protection #174 - "European Guidelines on Medical Physics Expert", the rules of certification of the Austrian Society of Medical Physics (OeGMP) and the German Society of Medical Physics (DGMP) as well as the requirements of the European Federation of Medical Physics Experts (EFOMP). The EFOMP certification was renewed in 2020.
In Austria, the course offers a simple option to fulfill the requirements of 6 Abs. 1 Z 1 in the "Medizinische Strahlenschutzverordnung", BGBl. II Nr. 409/2004, which is the prerequisite for working as a Medical Physics expert in a clinical environment.
The education necessary to work as a Radiation Protection Officer in the medical field according to § 41 of the "Allgemeine Strahlenschutzverordnung", BGBl. II Nr. 191/2006 idgF is also provided. The official document from the Austrian Ministry of Health is provided here (in German): Letter from the Austrian Ministry of Health concerning the Training for Radiation Protection Officers.
The EU-Guideline #174 - Radiation Protection - can be found using this Link: EU-Guideline Radiation Protection #174
An english translation of the curriculum draft giving details on degrees and requirements can be found following this link: Curriculum (English translation)
The course is also certified by the German Society of medical Physics (DGMP) and is acknowledged to serve as a base for board certification according to the rules of the DGMP: DGMP-certificate
Finally, the terms and conditions for University Courses at the Medical University Vienna can be found here (in German): Terms and Conditions for University Courses at the MU Vienna.
For those prosepective students who have already been accepted and who want to enroll in the course for the forthcoming winter semester 2020/21, we have prepared the following document:
Rules for immatriculation