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 (30 credits)

Semester One (10 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 601

Cross-Sectional Anatomy I

2

RSD 640

Radiation Biology

2

Semester Two (14 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
MEDP 603 Medical Imaging Physics 2
RS/MEDP 650 Healthcare Law and Ethics 3
MEDP 636 Radiation Therapy Physics II 3
RSN 620 Radiation Protection 3
RSD 602 Cross-Sectional Anatomy II 2
MEDP 671 Medical Physics Seminar II 1

Semester Three (6 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits

MEDP 612

Radiation Therapy Physics Clinical Practicum

6

Second Year (23 credits)

Semester One (13 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
MEDP 613 Applied Radiation Therapy Physics Lab I 3
MEDP 650 Capstone I 6
GC 660 Statistical Methods for Data Analysis 3
MEDP 6XX Medical Physics Seminar III 1

Semester Two (10 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
MEDP 614 Applied Radiation Therapy Physics Lab II 3
MEDP 673 Medical Physics Seminar IV 1
MEDP 651 Capstone II 6

Program Total (53 credits)