Physics: Medical Physics

The general goal of the program is to train professionals with solid and up-to-date insights into Physics and Mathematics to solve problems in the search for new advances in science and technology, with an investigative, interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial spirit and respect for ethical values ​​and the environment.

The program’s syllabus is comprehensive and flexible, as it seeks to develop skills and knowledge necessary for the current expectations of the job market. The program addresses Classical, Modern and Contemporary Physics, in a theoretical and experimental approach, with a focus on the connection between Physics and Medicine. Additionally, there are courses that prepare students for research in an interdisciplinary way.

The following topics are addressed in the program’s courses: Physics of Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiotherapy, Radiological Protection, Magnetic Resonance, Ultrasound, Medical Image Processing, Anatomy, Physiology and Biophysics. Students will have the chance to do internships in healthcare institutions and health surveillance facilities.

The variety of job possibilities include teaching and research institutions, health and sanitary surveillance institutions, information technology companies, electromedical and measuring equipment, in areas such as people training, research, quality assurance programs, radiation dosimetry and radiological protection. There are also jobs for Physical Medicine in public companies.

Graduates can also pursue graduate degrees in the areas of Physics, Engineering and Medicine, among others. Bachelors of Physics are eligible to do research in medical physics, nanosciences, new materials, instrumentation, renewable energies and geophysics.

Medical physicists can serve as consultants in the purchase and sale of electromedical equipment and in the training of healthcare workers. There is a growing demand for physicists in industries, especially in the area of Metrology.

1 42240-04 Astronomy
1 95300-04 Calculus I
1 4116F-02 Analytic Geometry
1 42227-02 Physics Seminars
1 42214-04 Topics in Classical Physics
1 42219-04 Topics in Contemporary Physics
2 4115P-02 Differential and Integral Calculus III
2 95301-04 Calculus II
2 42258-04 Fluids and Thermodynamics
2 98D05-06 General and Experimental Physics I
2 4311P-04 General Chemistry
2 15091-04 Ethics and Philosophy of Science
3 3121N-02 Biophysics
3 4621L-04 Computing and Problem Solving I
3 4115R-04 Differential and Integral Calculus IV
3 4222R-06 Electricity and Magnetism
3 42228-02 Physics Research I
3 4222C-04 Optics and Waves
4 4220R-06 Modern Physics
4 95305-04 Applied Mathematics
4 4222B-04 Classical Mechanics II
4 31159-04 Human Morphophysiology
4 42229-02 Physics Research II
4 4115S-02 Matrix Algebra
5 4120V-02 Biostatistics A
5 4221E-06 Quantum Physics
5 11521-04 Humanism and Religious Culture
5 4222D-04 Instrumentation and Measurements
5 4222E-02 Physics Research III
5 42278-04 Electromagnetic Theory
6 42259-12 Elective Course
6 4222H-04 Nuclear and Particle Physics
6 4222F-04 Theoretical and Computational Physics
6 4222J-04 Ionizing Radiation Physics
6 4222A-02 Theory of Relativity
6 42288-04 Thermodynamics
7 4222K-04 Physics of Radiology
7 42262-04 Solid-State Physics
7 42292-02 Statistical Mechanics
7 42243-04 Origins and Development of Physics
7 4222L-02 Professional Practice – Medical Physics I (120 Hours)
7 42296-04 Non-Ionizing Radiations and Ultrasound
8 422XX-00 Complementary Activities (120 hours)
8 4222N-04 Nuclear Medicine Physics
8 42295-04 Radiotherapy Physics
8 4221P-02 Digital Image Processing
8 42298-04 Radiological Protection
8 4222M-02 Professional Practice – Medical Physics II (120 hours)