Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of
Radiologic Sciences

Curriculum

The curriculum is designed for physics graduates who are interested in working in a Radiation Oncology department.  It emphasizes theoretical Radiation Physics as well as the practical application of physics for cancer treatment, which requires the understanding of various imaging techniques. Students will increase their knowledge of anatomy and gain an understanding of biological effects due to radiation. The curriculum highly stresses radiation safety, professionalism, and ethical practices. 

First Year (32 credits)

Semester One (11 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
MEDP 600 Radiation Physics 3
MEDP 670 Medical Physics Seminar I 1
MEDP 635 Radiation Therapy Physics I 2
MEDP 603 Medical Imaging Physics 3
MEDP 640 Introduction to Radiobiology 2

Semester Two (13 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
MEDP 610 Radiation Protection 3
MEDP 636 Radiation Therapy Physics II 3
MEDP 650 Healthcare Law and Ethics 3
MEDP 645 Diagnostic Imaging Physics 3
MEDP 671 Medical Physics Seminar II 1

Semester Three (8 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
BIOL-201 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL-202 Anatomy and Physiology Lab I 1
BIOL-203 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL-204 Anatomy and Physiology Lab II 1

Second Year (24 credits)

Semester One (12 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
RS Applied Radiation Therapy Lab I 2
RS Capstone I 6
GC 660 Statistical Methods for Data Analysis 3
RS Medical Physics Seminar III 1

Semester Two (12 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
RS Applied Radiation Therapy Lab II 2
RS Radiation Therapy Physics Clinical Practicum 3
RS Medical Physics Seminar IV 1
RS Capstone II 6

Program Total (56 credits)