Patrick Steadman MD-PhD student at The University of Toronto

BSc at McMaster University

McMaster University

Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Summa cum laude
Major: Medical and Health Physics

  • 12 Months of Co-op work at Health Canada and The Hospital for Sick Children

Selected list of courses:

A detailed description of my undergraduate program doesn’t exist anymore. This may be from funding cutbacks since my program typically struggled to attract enough students. For some reason the sound of Medical Physics just wasn’t too appealing… So I have listed the courses I took after first year. The top three sections are courses required of the Medical and Health Physics curriculum (minus 1 or 2 electives in the Biological Sciences).

Medical Physics
  • Advanced Medical Imaging
  • Optical, Thermal and Radiation Biophysics
  • Clinical Imaging for Physical Scientists
  • Biophysics Seminar
  • Computational Medical Physics
  • Physics in Medicine (Overview of medical imaging)
  • Biophotonics, Introduction to
  • Radiation and Radioisotope Methodology
  • Radiation Biology
  • Radioactivity and Radiation Interactions
Mathematics and Physics
  • Digital Logic and Computer Systems
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Statistical Methods for Scientists
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Physical Optics
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Differential Equations
  • Vector Calculus
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Modern Physics
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
Biological Sciences
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Neurobiology of Memory and Learning
  • Cell Biology
  • Human Biology
  • Proteins and Nucleic Acids
  • Organic Chemistry
Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Anthropology of Healing, Health and Illness
  • Contemporary Canadian Fiction
  • Mental Health
  • Canadian Adolescents
  • Microeconomics