1-31 04 05 “Medical physics”


Students study • Physics (in-depth optics, atomic and nuclear physics);

• Biological and Medical Physics;

• Fundamentals of Medicine;

• Physical methods of diagnostics and treatment applied in medicine (including nuclear medicine).

Practice Introductory;

• Measurement of ionizing radiation;

• Practice on radiation safety when working with sources;

• Ionizing radiation in Medicine;

• Pre-graduation.

Based on regional and city oncology centers, research institutions.

Students gain Skills in working with special equipment mainly in oncology and medical radiology for diagnostics and treatment purposes;


Medical physicist adjusts equipment, treatment, or research. In radiotherapy, the specialist calculates an individual safe dose, carries out the exposure of patients.  He is responsible for the safe usage of ionizing radiation sources in medicine.

Graduates Can carry out research. Main spheres of professional activity are:

• organizations providing medical care;

• other activities on health protection (except medical laboratories);

• research and developments in the field of biological and technical science;

• education.

Requirements secondary education;

• language proficiency (determined by the results of the interview; appropriate language level to master the educational program is needed).

Description of study Period of study: September 1 – June 30. There are 2 week holidays between semesters in winter. Students write term papers in the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th semesters, thesis in the 8th semester and take the State Exam. 



Subject Credits (ECTS) Academic hours
Module “Physics”(Mechanics, Molecular Physics, Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Physics of the Atom and Atomic Phenomena, Nuclear and Ionizing Radiation Physics) 36 1430
Module “Theoretical Physics” (Theoretical mechanics, Electrodynamics, Quantum Mechanics, Thermal Dynamics, Statistic Physics) 22 750
Module “Higher Mathematics”(Mathematical analysis, Analytical Geometry and Linear Algebra, Fundamentals of functional analysis and the theory of functions, Tensor analysis and computer geometry, Probability theory and mathematics statistics, Differential and integral equations) 31 1160
Module “Chemistry” 6 220
Module “Ionizing Radiation” 12 440
Module “Fundamentals of Medicine” 6 350
Module “Radio and Biochemistry” 13 508
Module “Radiation Medicine” 17 548


Graduate competencies • ability to use basic knowledge of fundamental units of  Physics, Chemistry, and Math to solve professional tasks;

• ability to apply skills in working with applied program packages to solve automation process tasks, modeling and data processing to solve professional tasks; 

• ability to measure radiometric and dosimetric characteristics of ionizing radiation; 

• know the main sources of radiation background;

• ability to assess radiation factors impact on human, use the methods and equipment for such assessment;

• know the main methods of diagnostics and treatment in nuclear medicine;

• ability to use the methodology of nuclear medicine to assess radiation dose of patients and staff;

• know the basic details of the biological mechanism of ionizing radiation, near and remote effects of radiation, criteria for evaluating the radiosensitivity of different biological objects;

• know the mechanisms of visualization of advanced methods in diagnostic radiology, potentials in treatment diagnostics;

• ability to provide radiotherapy procedures for oncological patients in remote radiation therapy;

• ability to conduct technical verification and maintenance of diagnostics and treatment equipment, treatment planning systems. 

Continuation of study  II and III stages of higher education
Master’s Course (II stage) 1-33 80 01 Medical Physics (majors in):

• Computer Medicine;

• Physical Methods in Medicine;



Postgraduate Course (III stage) Technical Science (majors in):

• 05.11.10 equipment and methods to measure ionizing radiation, x-ray equipment;

• 05.11.13 equipment and methods to monitor the environment, substances, materials, and products;

• 05.13.18 mathematic modeling, numerical methods, and sets of programs.