Programs:

Radiation Sciences (Medical Physics/Radiation Biology)

Faculty of Science, Medical Physics and Radiation Sciences

Radiation Sciences is broadly interdisciplinary, bridging the fields of medicine, biology, engineering and physical science. It provides scientific method and knowledge to certain industrial sectors, especially the Health Care and Nuclear industries.

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Degree Details

Doctorate (Ph.D.)

The program consists of a research thesis-based PhD in two streams, Medical Physics and Radiation Biology. Research is conducted with faculty using McMaster radiation facilities or at area hospitals

Areas of Research

Brachytherapy radioisotopes, β interface dosimetry, imaging dose distributions, neutron micro-dosimetry; Nuclear and atomic techniques used for analysis of both trace toxic elements and major components of human body composition; Development of novel radiopharmaceuticals and medical use of radioisotopes in diagnosis and therapy; Novel methods of imaging bone architecture and joint structure non-invasively; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; DNA damage and DNA repair processes in carcinogenesis; Adaptive response, genomic instability and bystander effect in radiation risk assessment of human and non-human biota; Laser and light propagation in tissue for photodynamic therapy and tissue characterization; Skeletal muscle function and the mechanisms of repair/regeneration; Radiation ccident dosimetry; Advanced methods of optimization for intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and gel dosimetry

Length:
4 years
Required Credential:
M.Sc. in Medical Physics, Physics or related discipline
Program Type:
Thesis
Program Options:
Full-Time, Part-Time
Typical Entry:
September
Typical Deadline:
February 28th

Degree Options

Master of Science (M.Sc.)Degree Details

Length:
2 years
Required Credential:
Honours Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Physics, Biophysics, Engineering Physics or related discipline
Program Type:
Thesis
Program Options:
Full-Time, Part-Time

Doctorate (Ph.D.)Degree Details

Length:
4 years
Required Credential:
M.Sc. in Medical Physics, Physics or related discipline
Program Type:
Thesis
Program Options:
Full-Time, Part-Time