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Category Archives: Study

Calyn completed his PhD last semester and moved to Sydney to start clinical training at Westmead Hospital. His thesis title was:  “Spatial dose-response models of rectal toxicities for patients undergoing prostate radiotherapy“. Calyn was one of our most talented, resourceful and capable students who worked tirelessly on his PhD project. Here is what his principalRead more…

 

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Marco Marcello our brilliant Medical Physics PhD candidate was sponsored by MathWorks to present his research outcomes in the National MATLAB conference this year. We congratulate him for his impressive achievement and wish him more success in the future. Here is Marco’s brief description of his trip and presentation: “I was recently privileged in attendingRead more…

 

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UWA offers a range of scholarships to prospective international students to help them pursue their impossible with the assistance of financial support. Applications are now open for a wide range of postgraduate research scholarships for International and local (domestic) students, including Research Training Program (RTP) (formerly APA), University Postgraduate Awards (UPA), prestigious University, and InternationalRead more…

 

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Today we are going to introduce Mr. Ryan Begley one of our MPhys (Medical Physics) graduates. Ryan has started his PhD in neurophotonics at the school of physics, UWA. For his PhD, Ryan is building a laser microscope and using this to image individual neurons and investigate the functional changes produced by terahertz radiation. TheRead more…

 

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Stereotactic radiotherapy involves the very precise delivery of narrow beams of radiation. Measurement of the properties of those beams is complicated due to their small size, and conversion to dose requires the application of ambiguous correction factors. Physicists from the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP) at the University of Wollongong have spent a decadeRead more…

 

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The 2016 “Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine” (EPSM) conference was held in Sydney during November 6 – 10. On the final day, all delegates came together for a panel-led discussion to consider how medical physicists can adapt to the changing landscape of medicine, how they can make the patient journey as smooth as possibleRead more…

 

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This post contains an interview with Mr. Corban Neeley, one of our successful postgraduate students. He has entered the Diagnostic Imaging TEAP program at Canberra Hospital, located in the Australian Capital Territory and is a major teaching hospital for the Australian National University Medical School. TEAP Diagnostic Imaging Medical Physics (DIMP) is strongly linked toRead more…

 

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On Wednesday November 2, 2016,  Kalam (Minty) James Ciantar one of our Masters students presented his final research outcomes to the school of physics at UWA. Minty’s thesis title was: “Voxel-based Analysis of Kidney Response to Radiation using SPECT/CT Imaging“, under supervision of Adj/Prof. Martin Ebert.   The abstract of his thesis is as follows:Read more…

 

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This morning (19th of October 2016) after the weekly postgraduate research meeting, we took a group photo outside our office at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.Click on the image to enlarge. Left to right: Pejman Rowshanfarzad, Kalam (Minty) Ciantar, Katherin Tonkin, Angel Kennedy, Rikki Nezich, Mario Djukelic, Luke Slama, Martin Ebert, Tom Milan, Joshua Hiatt, TheresaRead more…

 

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In this page we would like to introduce Mr. Jeremy Lee Hughes, one of our MSc graduates in Medical Physics. Jeremy was a brilliant student and he has been accepted to enter the Radiation Oncology TEAP program at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, which is a leading oncology research institute, and professional oncologist training centre forRead more…

 

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We are pleased to congratulate Mr. Connor James Guilfoile for being awarded a Master of Physics -Medical Physics from the School of Physics, University of Western Australia. Connor was one of our hardworking students and a few weeks after graduation, he was accepted to enter the Radiation Oncology TEAP program at Genesis CancerCare WA. TheRead more…

 

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A big congratulation to Ryan Begley our Medical Physics graduate for winning two awards from the WA branch of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) on the 3rd of September 2016. Ryan was awarded the John Black Student Prize, and also a Travel award which pays for his travel to theRead more…

 

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We are pleased to congratulate Dr. Azrul Yahya for being awarded a PhD in Medical Physics from the School of Physics, University of Western Australia. Azrul’s thesis title was:  “Characterising and modelling the normal tissue effects associated with prostate cancer radiotherapy“. Here are his principal supervisor-Prof. M. Ebert’s comments: “Azrul came to UWA in 2012,Read more…

 

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“What do I need to do to become a Medical Physicist?” and “What does a Medical Physicist do?” These are common questions we usually get from the students. The following diagram shows the eligibility requirements for entering the Medical Physics program at UWA and the usual career paths. Applicants from other majors or universities mayRead more…

 

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Three of our postgraduate students attended the EPSM-2015 conference in Wellington, New Zealand from 8th to 12th of November. Calyn Moulton presented part of his PhD project. The titles of his presentations were: ● Parameters for the Lyman-Kutcher-Burman model of normal tissue complication probability based on late rectal bleeding events after prostate radiotherapy. ● LateRead more…

 

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A big congratulation to Colm Morrison and Marco Marcello for winning awards from the WA branch of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) on the 12th of September 2015. Colm has been awarded the Robert Stanford award for the best submission in medical physics for his MSc thesis entitled “Development,Read more…

 

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Western Australian universities are seeking applicants for unique PhD scholarships as described at this link “Forrest Scholarships“.  These are aimed at attracting students with exceptional talent, imagination and potential. They are for both Australian and international students. The University of Western Australia Medical Physics group welcomes inquiries from suitable physics, mathematics, engineering and computer scienceRead more…

 

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This semester we welcome Kelly MacKinnon, who joins us on a science communication placement. Hi, I’m Kelly MacKinnon and I’m currently undertaking a BSc at UWA, majoring in Physics and Science Communications. As part of my science communications major I have the privilege of writing for the UWA Medical Physics program. I am currently hopingRead more…

 

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Colm Morrison, our first medical physics graduate, was recently featured on the UWA Faculty of Science Facebook page, where he shared his experiences and his study and career tips. How to apply for UWA Medical Physics Program

 

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The Western Australian Department of Health has established a scholarship fund for the purpose of encouraging students with a strong desire to develop a career in radiation oncology medical physics. The demand for medical physicists specializing in radiation oncology is growing in Western Australia as the government seeks to expand cancer treatment services in theRead more…

 

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Congratulations to Blake Segler, PhD student, who competed last week in the Finals of the UWA Three Minute Thesis competition. Blake’s talk, “A Vessel of Hope,” explains his research in medical physics.    

 

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Hi, my name is Colm Morrison, I’m a postgraduate student at UWA studying a Master of Science in Medical Physics, and I’m going to tell you a little bit about my experience in the Medical Physics MSc program. I enrolled in the program in 2012 after reading an article in a state health department liftoutRead more…

 

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Come along to the UWA Postgrad & Honours Expo to learn more about UWA’s postgraduate course in medical physics. There will be an overview presentation of physics courses from 5:15 – 6:00pm in the Agriculture Lecture Theatre. Date: Wednesday 24 September 2014 Time: 4.00pm to 7.00pm Venue: Bayliss Building and nearby lecture rooms

 

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Installed recently at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and in the past year at Curtin University, VERTTM is a virtual radiation therapy system. Simulating a machine used in radiotherapy treatments, the linear accelerator, VERT allows students to learn in a virtual, 2D or 3D setting before spending invaluable time on a real machine. Those studying medical physics and radiation therapy will have more opportunities forRead more…

 

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Today we have a guest post from Ryan Begley, a UWA physics undergraduate student who worked with the medical physics group during the university break. Over the university vacation I undertook a 5 week internship with the Medical Physics Research Group. My supervisor, Professor Martin Ebert, found a great project for me that was interesting andRead more…

 

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Applications close next week for the Western Australian Department of Health ‘Scholarship in Radiation Oncology Medical Physics – 2014‘.  This scholarship is to support students in the  Master of Physical Science: Medical Physics course at The University of Western Australia who would like to focus their research component on a radiation oncology topic. Applications close: 17 January, 2014Read more…

 

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Applications open today for the Western Australian Department of Health ‘Scholarship in Radiation Oncology Medical Physics – 2014‘.  This scholarship is to support students in the Master of Physical Science: Medical Physics course at The University of Western Australia who would like to focus their research component on a radiation oncology topic. Contact Research Associate Professor Mike House,Read more…

 

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