History of Medical
Physics Department, Yazd Medical School
School of Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences in Yazd, started
educational issues of training graduates who have the ability to diagnose and
treat diseases and are aware of community issues and a sense of philanthropy
and commitment to work conscience. In this regard, the school has provided the
necessary conditions to advance the educational goals by providing the physical
space along with the facilities and equipment needed for education and
research. Medical physics is a relatively new field that has various missions
in the field of medicine, the most important of which include: teaching the
concepts and physical principles of various medical devices, especially in
radiology specialties (conventional radiology, CT scan, sonography, MRI, etc.),
nuclear medicine, radiopharmaceuticals, gamma cameras (PET, SPECT), and
radiotherapy as well as ophthalmology, physiotherapy and surgery.
of Medical Physics at Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, was
established in 1984 by the late Professor Hossein Tafazzoli as Biophysics and
Biochemistry. This department has been one of the basic sciences departments in
the medical school since the establishment of the university in 1984. The department
has four laboratorys.
laboratories are located in the medical school to perform medical physics tests
for medical, dental and pharmacy students, and two laboratories in the
paramedical school to perform general physics and radiology tests for
paramedical and health students. Following the correspondence made with the
Ministry of Health and the visit of the esteemed Specialty Board of Medical Physics
in the summer of 2012, this department succeeded in obtaining the license to
set up a master's degree in the field of medical physics from October 2013.
with the subsequent follow-up, the license to launch the field of medical
physics in the master's degree in the international campus of the university
was obtained, and since February 2014, the recruitment of students in the
international unit was initiated. According to his will, the family of the late
Tafazzoli donated the personal library of the deceased, which contains about
120 books, to the department. At present, the Department of Medical Physics has
4 full-time faculty members with a specialized doctorate degree, and 1 faculty
member who passes the due training course program.
The Department of Medical Physics of Yazd
University of Medical Sciences teaches an average of 178 credit units per year
to students of different schools of the university in specialized levels,
general doctorate, master’s and bachelor’s degree in fields such as radiology,
medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, prosthetics, radiology technology, laboratory
sciences, anesthesiology, health, immunology, nursing and midwifery, etc.
Currently, the department is managed by Dr. Abolfazl Nikfarjam.