CAO Code: DC173 Contact: Dr Jean-Paul Mosnier, email@example.com Tel: +353 1 700 5303 Room: N142 Fee information Physics driving progress in medicine and healthcare Physics is the most fundamental of all the sciences and has fuelled most of the scientific and technological developments that we take for granted today. Since the discovery of X-rays by Roentgen in 1895, a number of the major discoveries of the 20th century have also played a fundamental role in advancing medicine and medical instruments. Think of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, radiotherapy treatment or laser eye surgery, to realise how familiar we are with medical applications of physics! Today, the most recent scientific developments in information and communication technologies (ICT), nanotechnology, optics or biotechnology have also become key aspects in the field of medical physics, pushing it into new directions and, thereby, enabling further progress in medicine and healthcare. This course has been designed to provide both a solid background in physics and in the principles which underpin chemical, biological and life sciences, and a good understanding of the most recent developments such as nanosystem design or ultrafast molecular switching. It is ideally suited to the needs of students who intend to pursue a career in physics and technology related to medical research, clinical services or biomedical industries. St James‚Äôs Hospital, Dublin, is a partner in both the development and the running of the Physics with Biomedical Sciences course.