There are four types of lectures and courses in the “Medical Physics” PhD program:
- Propedeutics (6 semester hours)
- Basic Courses (4 semester hours)
- Journal Clubs (12 semester hours)
- Thesis Seminars (8 semester hours)
A list of the various lectures and courses offered for the “Medical Physics” PhD program can be found in the » MedCampus System.
Online registration via the » MedCampus System is a prerequisite for participation!
Brief description of the various courses:
Propedeutics consist of compulsory and elective courses. The elective courses are to be selected in agreement with the supervisor and the program coordinator and will depend on the scientific background (undergraduate studies) of the student and on the thesis topic. Students with a non-medical background should select at least one of the Medical Propedeutics courses. For further information please see the » propedeutics web site.
Propedeutics have to be completed by the end of the 4th semester.
2. Basic Seminars
Because of the diversity of research topics in the field of Medical Physics, a variety of basic seminars are offered. Basic seminars comprising a total of 4 semester-hours have to be attended by each student, the topics will depend on the research field and are to be selected from the list below in agreement with the supervisor and the program coordinator.
- Diagnostic radiology physics (2 semester hours)
- Physical fundamentals of radio oncology (2 semester hours)
- Magnetic resonance tomography (1 semester hour)
- Lasers in medicine (1 semester hour)
- Optical coherence tomography (1 semester hour)
- Medical Image Processing (2 semester hours)
3. Journal Clubs
The Journal Clubs (critical paper review) are provided on a weekly basis by several principal investigators of the program. They are designed to meet the needs of ongoing thesis work. The list of journal clubs and lecturers may vary from semester to semester and can be found in » Med.Campus. According to the curriculum, each student must attend a total of 12 semester-hours.
4. Thesis Seminars
In these seminars, students present their current research work followed by a detailed in-depth discussion. Occasionally, guest speakers may present invited talks. A variety of thesis seminars is offered to meet the needs of the various research fields. A list can be found in » Med.Campus. To enable participation in the scientific discussion, it is recommended to attend seminars related to the research field of the thesis. In agreement with the supervisor, a seminar of another research field may be attended as an exception, if this seems meaningful for the specific thesis. According to the curriculum, each student must attend a total of 8 semester-hours.
- Course No. 860.020:
"Dr. Students SE: Hot Topics - Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering" - ("4 Talks/Hour" Seminar):
"This seminar aims at presenting latest advances in research in medical physics and biomedical engineering. It will occasionally benefit from external speakers providing a broader perspective of applications of these research topics in clinical and pre-clinical practice."
All dates and Webex information can be found in the attached pdf.
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