Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Sept 2024 Entry

Mixed Mode

1.5 years (Full-time)
3 years (Part-time)



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

  • We have a limited quota for admissions. Early applications are strongly encouraged.


Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme    
A total of 4 fellowships shall be awarded to local students. Please click here for details. 

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the fellowship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final. 

Application Deadline
Local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry: Closed
Non-local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry: Closed
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This award is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Health Technology, which aims to provide students with a background in physics, engineering and/or health technology, as well as those interested in medical physics, with the opportunity to develop knowledge of and skills in medical physics.


A. Advancement in Knowledge and Skills

  • To introduce students to core knowledge of medical physics, including radiation therapy, diagnosing imaging, nuclear medicine and radiation safety physics;

  • To expose students to the field of health science and technology;

  • To provide an appropriate learning environment for the exchange of knowledge and ideas between students, teachers and professionals;

  • To equip students with the knowledge of and skills in clinical medical physics necessary to become clinical medical physics professionals; and

  • To help students to develop the critical and analytical abilities and skills needed to pursue further studies and solve challenging clinical problems.


B. Professional Development

  • To develop students' critical analysis and evaluation ability;

  • To cultivate in students the qualities and attributes that are expected of healthcare professionals;

  • To promote greater awareness and reflection within the profession and the healthcare industry to improve the quality of healthcare services; and

  • To develop students' leadership ability.


C. Evidence-based Practice

  • To equip students with the necessary research skills to enable them to engage in evidence-based practice regarding the delivery of healthcare services.


D. Personal Development

  • To allow graduates to develop themselves further after graduation.



The scope of the programme includes radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine and medical health physics, and thus fulfils the educational requirements of a medical physicist. The curriculum is aligned with the international standards of medical physics graduate education. The teaching faculty include a large number of experienced clinical professionals, including clinical medical physicists, oncologists and radiologists. The programme prepares students for careers in clinical medical physics, medical technology research and development, academia, government regulation, the healthcare industry, entrepreneurship, etc.


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)
  • MSc in Medical Physics (MScMP)


To be eligible for the MSc in Medical Physics, students are required to complete a total of 30 credits, as follows:

  • 1 Compulsory Subject (3 credits)
  • 7 Core Subjects (18 credits)
  • 3 Elective Subjects (9 credits)


Core Areas of Study

Compulsory Subject (3 credits)

  • Research Methods & Biostatistics (3 credits)


Core Subjects (18 credits)

  • Radiation Physics (3 credits)
  • Radiation Protection and Radiation Safety (3 credits)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology (3 credits)
  • Radiation Therapy Physics (3 credits)
  • Medical Imaging Physics (3 credits)
  • Practical Radiotherapy Treatment Planning (3 credits)
  • Radiobiology for Medical Physicists (2 credits)
  • Ethical Issues in Medicine and Research (1 credit)


Elective Subjects (9 credits)

  • Clinical Practicum of Medical Physics (3 credits)
  • Bioinformatics in Health Sciences (3 credits)
  • Dissertation (9 credits)
  • Advanced Topics in Health Technology (guided study) (3 credits)
  • Multiplanar Anatomy (3 credits)
  • Advanced Radiotherapy Planning and Dosimetry (3 credits)
  • Advanced Technology and Clinical Application in Computed Tomography (3 credits)
  • Advanced Technology and Clinical Application in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (3 credits)
  • Digital Imaging and PACS (3 credits)
  • Advanced Radiation Protection (3 credits)
  • Advanced Technology and Clinical Application in Nuclear Medicine Imaging (3 credits)
  • Molecular and Functional Imaging: From Body System to Molecules (3 credits)
  • Knowledge Management for Clinical Applications (3 credits)
  • Virtual Reality in Healthcare (3 credits)
Credit Required for Graduation


Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Dr Jung Sun YOO
PhD, BSc


Deputy Programme Leader

Dr Tian Li

Subject Area
Medical Physics
Entrance Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree in physics, applied physics or engineering physics;

  • A Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, radiography or health technology.


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.


For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel: (852) 3400 8578; email: hti.tpg@polyu.edu.hk)


or visit our website at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hti/study/programmes/taught-postgraduate-programmes_list/ 

Other Information
  • Applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Students may be required to take classes in addition to the core programme curriculum to gain the necessary foundational knowledge.

  • Students have the option to exit with a PgD in Medical Physics by completing 18 credits comprising 12 credits for Core Subjects and 6 credits for Elective Subjects.

Initial Registration Credits

For local students
6 (Full-time)
3 (Part-time)
For non-local students
6 (Full-time)

Programme Leaflet

Please click here to download.

Tuition Fee

HK$6,000 per credit for local and non-local students

Student Message

Studying at PolyU has made me more enthusiastic about learning. I feel honoured to be one of the first cohort of Medical Physics students. The programme provides core knowledge and skills in clinical medical physics, giving students the best possible preparation for entering the field of medical physics. I have learned about various cancer diagnosis and treatment techniques, such as radiation therapy, through studying medical imaging physics, which is my main field of interest. Our professors are passionate about teaching and always willing to assist us.


Moreover, I have had the opportunity to participate in research on the application of AI to nasopharyngeal carcinoma diagnosis and treatment. AI represents the future of medical physics. It can increase the accuracy of diagnosis and optimise treatment plans. It can also be used to predict patient disease recurrence. I am gaining valuable experience to prepare for my further education or career development. 


I believe that this programme will enhance my competitiveness in and contribution to the field of medical physics. I would like to thank PolyU and all of my teachers.

Bosco CHOU
Additional Documents Required

Recommendation Letter


Transcript / Certificate


Personal Statement


Curriculum Vitae


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