Young completed his Bachelor of Science in Medical Physics in
graduated with a degree in science. My major was in medical physics.
Upon graduating, I was fortunate enough to find a job at St Vincent's
Hospital as one of the Scientific Officers with the Nuclear Medicine
Dept. Aspects of my job have included radiation protection, programming,
looking after equipment and giving technical advice. There are
also opportunities to pursue one's own interests.
this field has shown how useful physics can be. There are subjects
taught by the physics department that are very relevant to working
in my position. Subjects like solid state physics, electronics
and computing subjects, for example, hold a lot of relevance.
There are also sets of experiments offered in the third year lab
that have helped in the understanding of the theory involved in
to study in medical physics has opened up a lot of non-physics
related areas. Medical physics means that areas in physiology,
anatomy, and biology are studied. And it's interesting to see
all the different areas of science coming together under the one
to people studying in physics is to stick at it. Physics gets
a whole lot more interesting and fulfilling as you get further