Biomedical Engineering is a field of engineering that relies on highly inter- and multi-disciplinary approaches to research and development, in order to address biological and medical problems. Specialists in this area are trained to face scientific and technological challenges that significantly differ from those related to more traditional branches of engineering. Nevertheless, at the same time Biomedical Engineering makes use of more traditional engineering methodologies and techniques, which are adapted and further developed to meet specifications of biomedical applications.
This MSc programme covers the following topics: • Fundamentals of human physiology; • Ethics and regulatory affairs in the biomedical field; • Medical imaging modalities and digital signal processing, their uses and challenges; • Analysis and design of instrumentation electronics present in a wide range of medical devices; • Instrumentation and technologies used for clinical measurements; • Design, analysis and evaluation of critical systems in the context of clinical monitoring, including safety; • Origin of biological electricity, measurement of bioelectric signals, principles of bioelectric stimulation, and their applications. Applications are welcome from students with a background in Engineering or Physics.
The programme is a joint effort of the School of Engineering and Materials Science and the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. It has strong roots within the well-recognised expertise of academics from the two Schools that deliver the lectures, who have international standing in cutting-edge research on Imaging and Instrumentation. This fact ensures that the programme is delivered with the highest standards in the field. The students also benefit from access to state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation while undertaking their research projects.The programme is designed with a careful balance of diversified learning components, such that, on completion of their studies, the postgraduates acquire extensive knowledge and skills that make them able to undertake careers in a wide range of professional ambits within the biomedical field, including health care services, industry and scientific research.