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MS in Biomedical Engineering – Medical Physics Program


ARC 613
ARC 617
ARC 628
ARC 630
ARC 631
ARC 650
ARC 660
ARC 661
ARC 662
ARC 663
ARC 685
BME 601
BME 602
BME 603
BME 610
BME 612
BME 620
BME 622
BME 635
BME 640
BME 645
BME 646
BME 665
BME 670
BME 675
BME 681
BME 682
BME 683
BME 687
BME 702
BME 706
BME 713
BME 722
BME 723
BME 724
BME 729
BME 735
BME 745
BME 760
BME 781
BME 783
BME 784
BSL 612
BSL 694
BUS 630
BUS 631
BUS 632
BUS 633
BUS 661
BUS 662
BUS 663
CAE 510
CAE 511
CAE 610
CAE 611
CAE 620
CAE 621
CAE 622
CAE 623
CAE 625
CAE 630
CAE 631
CAE 632
CAE 633
CAE 640
CAE 641
CAE 642
CAE 660
CAE 661
CAE 670
CAE 681
CAE 682
CAE 690
CAE 695
CAE 711
CAE 712
CAE 714
CAE 716
CAE 730
CAE 731
CAE 732
CAE 735
CAE 743
CAE 762
CAE 780
CAE 781
CAE 790
CAE 795
CSC 609
CSC 632
CSC 732
ECE 600
ECE 602
ECE 603
ECE 604
ECE 605
ECE 606
ECE 632
ECE 633
ECE 634
ECE 636
ECE 638
ECE 640
ECE 643
ECE 648
ECE 672
ECE 673
ECE 674
ECE 675
ECE 676
ECE 677
ECE 678
ECE 753
ECE 785
FIN 602
FIN 603
FIN 631
FIN 641
FIN 644
FIN 645
FIN 647
FIN 648
IEN 657
IEN 772
IEN 605
IEN 607
IEN 612
IEN 613
IEN 614
IEN 624
IEN 647
IEN 651
IEN 657
IEN 668
IEN 670
IEN 671
IEN 672
IEN 695
IEN 712
IEN 714
IEN 715
IEN 742
IEN 757
IEN 761
IEN 763
IEN 764
IEN 765
IEN 772
IEN 794
LAW 257
MAE 505
MAE 512
MAE 590
MAE 591
MAE 592
MAE 601
MAE 602
MAE 603
MAE 605
MAE 607
MAE 608
MAE 612
MAE 614
MAE 616
MAE 621
MAE 628
MAE 670
MAE 690
MAE 691
MAE 692
MAE 705
MAE 713
MAE 714
MAE 730
MAE 740
MGT 623
MGT 617
MGT 621
MGT 622
MGT 623
MGT 624
MGT 628
MGT 645
MGT 659
MGT 679
MGT 691
MGT 698
MKT 640
MKT 641
MKT 644
MKT 645
MKT 646
MKT 647
MKT 648
MKT 649
MKT 675
MPO 542
MPO 662
RED 601
RED 610
RED 620
RED 630
RED 640
RED 650
RED 660
RED 670
RED 680
RED 690
RED 699

Objective

The MS in Biomedical Engineering – Medical Physics Program is a specific field which integrates principles of physics, engineering, and biomedical sciences for clinical applications in medical imaging, radiation therapy, and nuclear medicine. Students graduating from the medical physics program develop therapeutic techniques for cancer treatment, collaborate with radiation oncologists to design treatment plans for radiation therapy, and to calibrate and maintain imaging or therapeutic instruments, such as MRI systems, PET imaging system, X-ray CT instruments and radiation therapy devices.

Only students graduating from an accredited medical physics program, such as ours, are eligible to take the American Board of Radiology (ABR) exam and to apply to for medical physics residency programs or apply to become a licensed medical physicist.

The MS in Biomedical Engineering – Medical Physics Program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering or other engineering field who seek specialization in medical physics; for students with an undergraduate degree in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemistry or other fields of natural or health science who seek to diversify their career opportunities by acquiring specialization in medical physics; and for professional engineers with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines who want to enter the field of medical physics.

The medical physics program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP). The program is coordinated by the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The medical physics program is not a separate degree program. Students who complete the medical physics program receive their MS degree in Biomedical Engineering.

The Medical Physics curriculum was designed to provide students with the technical and intellectual skills required for successful careers in therapeutic medical physics.

Industry Advisory Board

The MS program is informed by an industry advisory board with significant experience in medical device companies, biotech startups and others with a unique perspective on trend impacting medical physics. To view the MS in Biomedical Engineering – Medical Physics Program advisory board, please click here.

Curriculum

Students enrolled in the medical physics program must successfully complete 27 course credits and a three-credit independent design or research project (BME 706). The topic of the project must be related to medical physics.

Design or research project

Course # Title Credits
BME 706 Master’s Design Project II 3

Unified Medical Sciences – 6 credits

Course # Title Credits
BME 602 Unified Medical Sciences II 3

And either

Course # Title Credits
BME 601 Unified Medical Sciences I 3
BME 603 Unified Medical Sciences III 3

Required Courses – 22 Credits

Course # Title Credits
BME 620 Medical Imaging Systems 3
BME 681 Radiation Biology and Physics 3
BME 682 Radiation Therapy 3
BME 683 Radiation Protection 3
BME 729 Advanced Medical Imaging 3
BME 781 Radiation Dosimetry and Physics 3
BME 783 Radiation Therapy Clinical Rotation 3
BME 784 Medical Physics Journal Club 3

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ARC 613
ARC 617
ARC 628
ARC 630
ARC 631
ARC 650
ARC 660
ARC 661
ARC 662
ARC 663
ARC 685
BME 601
BME 602
BME 603
BME 610
BME 612
BME 620
BME 622
BME 635
BME 640
BME 645
BME 646
BME 665
BME 670
BME 675
BME 681
BME 682
BME 683
BME 687
BME 702
BME 706
BME 713
BME 722
BME 723
BME 724
BME 729
BME 735
BME 745
BME 760
BME 781
BME 783
BME 784
BSL 612
BSL 694
BUS 630
BUS 631
BUS 632
BUS 633
BUS 661
BUS 662
BUS 663
CAE 510
CAE 511
CAE 610
CAE 611
CAE 620
CAE 621
CAE 622
CAE 623
CAE 625
CAE 630
CAE 631
CAE 632
CAE 633
CAE 640
CAE 641
CAE 642
CAE 660
CAE 661
CAE 670
CAE 681
CAE 682
CAE 690
CAE 695
CAE 711
CAE 712
CAE 714
CAE 716
CAE 730
CAE 731
CAE 732
CAE 735
CAE 743
CAE 762
CAE 780
CAE 781
CAE 790
CAE 795
CSC 609
CSC 632
CSC 732
ECE 600
ECE 602
ECE 603
ECE 604
ECE 605
ECE 606
ECE 632
ECE 633
ECE 634
ECE 636
ECE 638
ECE 640
ECE 643
ECE 648
ECE 672
ECE 673
ECE 674
ECE 675
ECE 676
ECE 677
ECE 678
ECE 753
ECE 785
FIN 602
FIN 603
FIN 631
FIN 641
FIN 644
FIN 645
FIN 647
FIN 648
IEN 657
IEN 772
IEN 605
IEN 607
IEN 612
IEN 613
IEN 614
IEN 624
IEN 647
IEN 651
IEN 657
IEN 668
IEN 670
IEN 671
IEN 672
IEN 695
IEN 712
IEN 714
IEN 715
IEN 742
IEN 757
IEN 761
IEN 763
IEN 764
IEN 765
IEN 772
IEN 794
LAW 257
MAE 505
MAE 512
MAE 590
MAE 591
MAE 592
MAE 601
MAE 602
MAE 603
MAE 605
MAE 607
MAE 608
MAE 612
MAE 614
MAE 616
MAE 621
MAE 628
MAE 670
MAE 690
MAE 691
MAE 692
MAE 705
MAE 713
MAE 714
MAE 730
MAE 740
MGT 623
MGT 617
MGT 621
MGT 622
MGT 623
MGT 624
MGT 628
MGT 645
MGT 659
MGT 679
MGT 691
MGT 698
MKT 640
MKT 641
MKT 644
MKT 645
MKT 646
MKT 647
MKT 648
MKT 649
MKT 675
MPO 542
MPO 662
RED 601
RED 610
RED 620
RED 630
RED 640
RED 650
RED 660
RED 670
RED 680
RED 690
RED 699