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Doctoral Education

Doctoral studies are closely related to scientific work, and the research activities at the Department of Medical Radiation Physics include projects related to the physics of radiation therapy, nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance. Optimization of absorbed dose in connection with cancer therapy is the topic of a number of research studies, and another central scientific area is the mathematics and physics of medical imaging. Environmental radiology, biological effects of radiation and radiation protection for ionizing and non-ionizing radiation are other important fields of scientific interest.

Doctoral studies in medical radiation physics consist of doctoral research projects and writing of a PhD thesis (corresponding to 195 ECTS) as well as completion of postgraduate courses (45 ECTS). The courses provide deeper knowledge of topics of relevance to the thesis work, but are also intended to give a broader overview of state-of-the-art science. An introduction to learning and teaching in higher education is also included, as well as research ethics and participation in scientific seminars. Doctoral students are normally expected to take part in undergraduate teaching, and it is also possible to combine doctoral studies with clinical work as a medical physicist.