There are a thousand things you can do with a physics or engineering degree, but applying it to medicine and biology is something you might have not thought about.
If you don't want to be stuck in a lab but want to work in a team of people, do something useful which affects peoples' lives positively, then this might be a career you want to look into.
If you think medical physics or clinical engineering could be something for you, have a look at our career leaflet. It gives you case studies of our members telling you what a day in their working life is like.
Or check out our careers film: "Making a Difference - Physics and Engineering Careers in Medicine"
Medical Physics on the curriculum
The Teaching Medical Physics resources are designed for teaching 14-16 science using examples from medical physics and are available to download free from the IoP website. The resources consist of seven sets of presentations, worksheets and teacher notes that complement the Institute of Physics schools lecture “From X-rays to Antimatter: The Science of Seeing Inside your Body”.
Making a Difference - The IPEM Careers Film
Subject Posters - the Science and Scientists
IPEM has produced a number of posters and leaflets describing the science and scientists involved in key areas of medical physics and clinical engineering. This is a new series and we are developing more.
Please contact Eva McClean at the IPEM office to order these free of charge.
Or to download you can see the full list here
Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering is a great subject to get students interested in, especially girls. If you want to arrange a visit to a medical physics department, or have one of our members to give a presentation we are happy to facilitate the initial contact. Or consider taking your students to one of the free Big Bang science fairs.
For further help with education materials please contact Eva McClean at IPEM.
Or why not join IPEM as an Affiliate Member to make sure you have all the most up to date information, as well as access to professional medical physicists and engineers for further advice? Contact the membership team for further details.
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