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The Master’s degree in Physical Sciences – Biomedical Physics is a track (curriculum) of the Master’s degree program in Physical Sciences offered by the University of Pavia. This Master’s Degree Program is entirely taught in English language.
The Master’s degree in Physical Sciences – Biomedical physics curriculum provides physical, biological and radiobiological knowledge, calculation tools, physical techniques and skills on instrumentation and mathematical methods also used in hospitals and medical industry.
The program focuses on basic and applied research in fields such as: medical diagnostics (for example with the development of imaging techniques, such as magnetic resonance, PET, SPECT and CT, or sensors for monitoring vital signs or therapies through measurement of suitable biomarkers); clinical therapy (for example with the study and development of advanced radiotherapy techniques, such as hadrontherapy, neutron capture therapy and oncological hyperthermia); dosimetry and ionizing and non-ionizing radiation protection.
The formal approval of this program by the Italian Ministry of Education is expected by June 2022.
• Physics of ionizing radiations
• General biology, human anatomy and physiology
• Physics of medical imaging
• Medical diagnoistic techniques with ionizing radiations
• Introduction to ionizing radiation protection
• Radiation biophysics and radiobiology
• Rhaeology and Diagnostic Techniques: Theory and Practice
• Laboratory of ionizing radiations
• Computational methods in Physics
• One subject to be chosen from this list: Statistical methods in physics / Artificial Intelligence for experimental and applied physics / Particle detectors / Physics of innovative oncological therapy techniques / Simulation in medical physics
• Two subjects to be chosen from this list: Problem solving in Physics / Statistical Mechanics / Bioinformatics / Machine Learining / Artificial Intelligence / Deep Learining / Biosignals and bioimages elaboration / Quantitative MRI / MRI Physics for Neuroscience / Neurosciences / Biomaterials
The Biomedical Physics curriculum is structured with the aim of providing theoretical and experimental foundations and tools for inclusion in multidisciplinary research groups in universities, research institutions and companies dealing with biomedical and industrial applications. It provides solid foundations both to those who want to continue with PhD programs or specialization in Medical Physics, and to those who are interested in working as Radiation Protection Experts and / or with the use of ionizing and non-ionizing radiations in industry.