NUI Galway Award 2019 Medical Physics Postgraduate Scholars

From left: Dr Christoph Kleefeld, Clinical director MSc in Medical Physics; Ryan Muddiman; Morgan Healy; Kevin Byrne; Sthuthi Medepalli; Michael Moran; David Connolly; and Dr Mark Foley, Academic director MSc in Medical Physics.
Oct 22 2019 Posted: 09:02 IST

NUI Galway recently presented the 2019 MSc in Medical Physics scholarship. This MSc in Medical Physics programme is designed to meet the demand for qualified medical physicists. It is primarily geared toward training for physicists in the application of radiation physics in medicine but maintains a reasonable exposure to key aspects of clinical engineering so that students receive a comprehensive knowledge of the application of the physical sciences and engineering to medicine.

The 2019 MSc in Medical Physics scholarship awardees include:

  • Walton scholarship award – Kevin Byrne
  • Van der Putten scholarship award – David Connolly
  • George Johnstone Stoney scholarship award – Michael Moran
  • Postgraduate International Merit scholarship award – Sthuthi Medepalli
  • Postgraduate scholarship – Morgan Healy and Ryan Muddiman
  • International scholarship holders - Anwar Beleehan and Rawan Tawatti

The course is unique in that it is closely integrated with the University Hospital Galway. The majority of lectures and course materials are delivered by hospital staff. The course provides a unique opportunity to see the operation of a busy academic hospital. In September 2015, NUI Galway’s MSc in Medical Physics was the first European MSc programme to be awarded North American accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programmes (CAMPEP) and the second programme worldwide.

Dr Mark Foley, Academic Director of the MSc in Medical Physics at NUI Galway, said: “I am delighted to see these MSc students rewarded for their hard work. These scholarship awards are the first step on their career paths and will hopefully inspire them to follow in the footsteps of past MSc in Medical Physics graduates many of whom are in senior positions in industry and hospitals nationally and internationally in a short space of time since the first intake in 2002.”

Dr Christoph Kleefeld, Clinical Director of the MSc in Medical Physics at NUI Galway, said: “Students can pursue their research projects in hospitals locally and nationwide providing the students not only with research skills but also with first-hand experiences of the routine work of a medical physicist and an understanding of clinical workflows in busy hospital departments.  Experiences such as these will add to the student’s future employment prospects.”


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