Medical Physics

The programme mainly consists of the studies of radiation impact on individuals, environment and  materials, focusing on the use of ionizing radiation for treatment and diagnosis of oncological diseases, and protection of individuals and environment from unreasonable radiation. Knowledge, skills and competences of graduates are regulated by EC directive 2013/59/EURATOM; therefore, they  have unique prospects for international development and career.

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Code 6213GX001
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Cycle Second cycle
Field Medical Technology
Language Lithuanian, English
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 2 y.
Degree awarded Master of Health Sciences
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Values

Why @KTU?

Combination of physics and medical sciences

Study programme is implemented together with the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, is harmonized with Medical Physics study programmes of other European and world’s universities by the International Organization of Medical physicists (www.iomp.org.) and is one of few programme given in English in Europe (except UK)

 

Why @KTU?

Well-equipped facilities with latest software tools

Well-equipped dosimetry laboratory and possibility to work and perform investigations with Linear accelerators, X-ray, CT,  MRI, PET  and other imaging facilities, gamma cameras (SPECT) at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences  hospital Kaunas clinics.

Why @KTU?

Acquired knowledge is applied in practice

Significant part of studies is performed working together with the interdisciplinary teams of radiotherapists/radiologists in hospitals and medical care centres.

 

Skills

Ionising radiation=radiation – particle flow, electromagnetic waves
Radiation therapy – methods, equipment for treatment of oncological diseases, dosimetry
Radiation diagnostics=radiology – methods, equipment for diagnostics of diseases, imaging
Nuclear medicine – the use of radioactive materials for diagnostics and treatment
Radiation safety – totality of measures for protection from radiation
Patient dose planning Optimisation of Patients' Doses in Radio Diagnostics Development of Quality Assurance Programmes and their Implementation in Radiology Sector Development and Implementation of Radiation Protection protection measures in the Institution

Testimonials

Evelina Jaselskė

LSMU Hospital Kauno Klinikos, Medical Physic

 

Only when I started to work, I realised that everything we had learned during the studies, without any exceptions, also not the most favourite subjects, wwere useful for the everyday practiceoncology depertment searching for the solutionsand ways how to provide professional assistance to the oncological patients

Vinsas Janušonis

Klaipėda University Hospital, Chief Physician prof. hab. dr.

 

Medical physics are needed in all medical institutions that are using ionizing radiation; however, they are extremely needed in radiation therapy departments of clinical hospitals

Career

Student’s competences:
– Application and improvement of radiation technologies and methods in medicine and industry;
– Planning of patients’ dosages in radiation therapy and provision of recommendations regarding dosimetry;
– Knowledge and application of radiation protection strategy, protective factors and measures;

Student’s skills:
– Able to apply known physical methods and concepts in medical practice and develop new ones, provide recommendations to the patients regarding dosimetry;
– Able to work individually with radiation equipment and technologies guaranteeing the quality of radiation medical services and implementing optimisation measures for radiation protection;
– Able to work in team while developing and implementing management strategies for patients’ expose based on research-practical activities, and take personal responsibility.

 

 

You may become

– Planning, organisation and coordination of practical and research activities of medical physicists at oncological centre; management of junior physicists;
– Participation in preparation and implementation of the strategy for oncological treatment and diagnostics using radiation methods;
– Participation in preparation and implementation of the programmes of prevention of oncological diseases.

– Management of radiation protection division;
– Preparation, coordination and implementation of the institution’s radiation protection strategy and quality assurance programmes;
– Preparation and coordination of long-term medical radiation optimisation programmes.

– Participation in preparation of medical radiation optimisation programmes;
– Preparation of quality inspection programmes for medical diagnostic procedures and consulting of the interested companies;
– Organisation of the company’s operations and management of personnel performing radiation maintenance in the consulted companies.

 

Minimum requirements

Proficiency in English
Language requirements

IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or equivalent

Eligibility CGPA
University Bachelor degree certificate

Undergraduate diploma (or higher) with min. length of 180 ECTS (3 years of studies) is eligible.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.

Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %

 

Score structure

Component Coefficient
First component of the competition score

Average grade (CGPA) of University‘s Bachelor’s degree (min. length – 180 ECTS) and its supplement

0,7

Second component of the competition score

Research activities

0,2

Third component of the competition score

Motivation letter and online interview

0,1

 

Tuition fee

Full-time studies 4300 €
Price per credit 71,67 €
 
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 3737 €
Price per credit 62,28 €
 
NOTE
Prices are being reviewed for the upcoming intake and are due to confirmation until 1st of April 2019

 

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