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Radiation Sciences, Ph.D


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This program may be pursued part time. Applicants who are interested in this option should contact the program administration at an early stage of their application.

Ph.D. Degree


Course Requirements


The minimum course requirement for the Ph.D. degree in Radiation Sciences in the Medical Physics, Health Physics and Radiation Biology streams is the completion of at least one full course at the 700-level beyond the courses required for the M.Sc. degree.

Medical Physics Stream


Candidates in the Medical Physics stream must complete the following:

Two half courses at the 700 level, including:

MED PHYS 775 / Advanced Radiation Physics   unless it has already been completed.

 

Candidates are expected to have knowledge in Radiation Biology and in Radiation & Radioisotope Methodology. If a candidate lacks this knowledge, she/he will be directed by the program to pursue appropriate additional learning opportunities.

Radiation Biology Stream


Candidates in the Radiation Biology field must complete the following:

Two half courses at the 700 level.

Candidates are expected to have knowledge in Radiation Biology and in Radioactivity & Radiation Interactions. If a candidate lacks this knowledge, she/he will be directed by the program to pursue appropriate additional learning opportunities.

Health Physics Stream


Candidates in the Medical Physics stream must complete the following: Two half courses at the 700 level, including MED PHYS 775 / Advanced Radiation Physics  and MED PHYS 776 / Introduction to Operational Health Physics  unless it has already been completed.

Candidates are expected to have knowledge in Radiation Biology and in Radiation & Radioisotope Methodology. If a candidate lacks this knowledge, they will be directed by the program to pursue appropriate additional learning opportunities.

Comprehensive Examination


Every candidate for the Ph.D. must pass a Comprehensive Examination concerned with Radiation Sciences, but outside their own immediate area of research.

Thesis


A thesis must be presented embodying the results of original research, and this thesis will be defended in a final oral examination.

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