About the courseMedical Physics applies the concepts and methods of physics to the diagnosis and therapy of human disease. Modern medicine relies heavily on physical tools, techniques and principles developed in the physical sciences. The complexity and precision required in the operation of the related diagnostic and therapeutic equipment and the quest to improve them has led to the subspecialty of Medical Physics. A medical physicist applies scientific knowledge and technological skills to help prevent, diagnose and treat many kinds of diseases and health conditions. They are a mix of research and clinical scientists who play a pivotal role in providing physics support to various areas of the health sector to provide better outcomes for patients. They also ensure the safety of staff and patients exposed to radiation.
Intake MonthsFEBRUARY, JULY
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An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
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Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening.
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PTE with an overall score of58 and no PTE communicative skills score below64
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University of CanterburyLearn more about this institution Website
AboutFounded over 140 years ago, the University of Canterbury (UC) is a prestigious institution based in Christchurch, New Zealand, that is ranked among the world’s top 250 universities. It is in the top 1% of universities worldwide and boasts graduates who have a real impact on the world we live in - including actor Sam Neil and Google’s Engineering Director, Craig Nevill-Manning.
. It is New Zealands second oldest university (after the University of Otago, itself founded four years earlier in 1869). It was founded in 1873 as Canterbury College, the first constituent college of the University of New Zealand.
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Main Campus - University of Canterbury
20 Kirkwood Ave Christchurch 8041Open in maps See all courses at this campus
Situated on 76 hectares in the leafy Christchurch suburb of Ilam, the UC campus is a beautiful space to learn in. The campus is the central hub where learning and living are combined. It houses teaching and learning facilities, accommodation and leisure activities all together.With expansive green spaces and gardens, UC builds off the natural beauty by which it is surrounded. This includes Christchurchs iconic Avon river which meanders alongside University Drive through the campus.