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MSc in Medical Imaging & Radiation Science

Programme Title:

Master of Science in Medical Imaging & Radiation Science
醫學影像及放射科學理學碩士學位

Programme Code:

55005

Stream Code:

RMF (Full-time)
RMP (Part-time)

Mode of Study:

Mixed Mode

Normal Duration:

1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)

Credits Required for Graduation

30

Fund Type

Self-financed

Programme Leader

Dr Lawrence Chan
B.E ng, Ph.D (HKU)

Remarks:

This programme is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Health Technology.

 

課程簡介

本課程為醫療科技深造組合課程之一。


醫療科技深造組合課程專為醫學影像、放射治療、醫療化驗科學培育專業人才,亦為有興趣研習醫療科技的人士提供發展先進知識和技術的機會。本課程能:

  • 讓他們在各自的專業學科上作深入探究,藉以全面提升他們的專業知識,從而有助其日後在事業上的發展。
  • 擴闊學生在醫療科學及科技範疇上的視野,使他們能夠應付當前日新月異不斷轉變的工作要求。
  • 讓同學可以在實習的環境中,有效地測試其在日後工作崗位上可能會遇到的種種相關問題。


在醫學影像及放射治療專科中,本課程旨在增強學生在醫學影像或放射治療範疇的專業知識和技能,並希望藉此培養他們在專業上的分析及批判能力。課程以學分制運作,為學員提供富有彈性的研習進度,並結合臨床經驗,以期引發及鼓勵學員在專業工作範疇上作出更多的反思及試驗。

 

Programme Aims

This award is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Health Technology, which aims to provide professionals in Medical Imaging, Radiotherapy, Medical Laboratory Science, Health Technology, as well as others interested in health technology, with an opportunity to develop advanced levels of knowledge and skills.


The award in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science is specially designed for professionals in medical imaging and radiotherapy and has the following aims.


A. Advancement in Knowledge and Skill

  • To provide professionals in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy, as well as others interested in health technology, with the opportunity to develop advanced levels of knowledge and skills;
  • To develop specialists in their respective professional disciplines and enhance their career paths;
  • To broaden students' exposure to a wider field of health science and technology to enable them to cope with the ever-changing demands of work;
  • To provide a laboratory environment for testing problems encountered at work;
  • To equip students with an advanced knowledge base in a chosen area of specialisation in medical imaging or radiotherapy to enable them to meet the changing needs of their disciplines and contribute to the development of medical imaging or radiation oncology practice in Hong Kong; and
  • To develop critical and analytical abilities and skills in the areas of specialisation that are relevant to the professional discipline to improve professional competence.


B. Professional Development

  • To develop students' ability in critical analysis and evaluation in their professional practices;
  • To cultivate within healthcare professionals the qualities and attributes that are expected of them;
  • To acquire a higher level of awareness and reflection within the profession and the healthcare industry to improve the quality of healthcare services; and
  • To develop students' ability to assume a managerial level of practice.


C. Evidence-based Practice

  • To equip students with the necessary skill in research to enable them to perform evidence-based practice in the delivery of healthcare service and industry.


D. Personal Development

  • To provide channels through which practising professionals can continuously develop themselves while at work; and
  • To allow graduates to develop themselves further after graduation.

 

Programme Characteristics

The Medical Imaging and Radiation Science award offers channels for specialization and the broadening of knowledge for professionals in medical imaging and radiotherapy. It will appeal to students who are eager to become specialists or managers in their areas of practice. Clinical experience and practice in medical imaging and radiotherapy are integrated into the curriculum to encourage more reflective observation and active experimentation.

Programme Structure

The Postgraduate Scheme in Health Technology consists of the following awards:

  • MSc in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science (MScMIRS)
  • MSc in Medical Laboratory Science (MScMLS)

 

To be eligible for the MSc in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science (MScMIRS), students are required to complete 30 credits:

  • 2 Compulsory Subjects (6 credits)
  • 3 Core Subjects (9 credits)
  • 5 Elective Subjects (15 credits)

 

Apart from the award of MScMIRS, students can choose to graduate with one of the following specialisms:

  • MSc in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science (Computed Tomography)
  • MSc in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • MSc in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science (Ultrasonography)

To be eligible for the specialism concerned, students should complete 2 Compulsory Subjects (6 credits), a Dissertation (9 credits) related to that specialism, a clinical practicum (3 credits) and 3 Elective Subjects (9 credits).

Core Areas of Study

Compulsory Subjects

  • Research Methods & Biostatistics
  • Multiplanar Anatomy

 

Core Subjects

  • Advanced Radiotherapy Planning & Dosimetry
  • Advanced Radiation Protection
  • Advanced Technology & Clinical Application in Computed Tomography *
  • Advanced Technology & Clinical Application in Magnetic Resonance Imaging *
  • Advanced Technology & Clinical Application in Nuclear Medicine Imaging
  • Advanced Topics in Health Technology
  • Advanced Ultrasonography *
  • Clinical Practicum (CT/MRI/US)
  • Dissertation
  • Digital Imaging & PACS
  • Imaging Pathology

 

* Specialty Subject

 

 

Elective Subjects

  • Bioinformatics in Health Sciences
  • Professional Development in Infection Control Practice


Having selected the requisite number of subjects from the Core Subject list, students can choose the remaining Core Subjects or other subjects available in this Scheme as Elective Subjects.


The two awards within the Scheme share a similar programme structure, and students can take subjects across disciplines. For subjects offered within the Scheme by the other discipline of study, please refer to the information on the MSc in Medical Laboratory Science.

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in radiography or a related discipline from a recognised institution. 
  • Relevant post-qualification working experience is preferred.
  • Other qualifications may be considered on an individual basis.


If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.

 

Additional Document Required

  • Personal Statement
  • Employer’s Recommendation
  • Transcript / Certificate

Application

For latest admission, please visit Study@PolyU and eAdmission.

Enquiries

For further information, please contact:

Telephone: (852) 3400 8578
Fax: (852) 2362 4365
E-mail: hti.dept@polyu.edu.hk

 

For more details of the programme, please visit Study@PolyU website.


 
Programme Leaflet