Masters degrees in Neural Engineering equip postgraduates with the skills to administer apply engineering methodologytechniques to increase understanding of understand the biological processes within the nervous system. This includes the design of systems and devices to repair, enhance or treat the nervous system.
Taught MSc and Meng (Master of Engineering) degrees are typical for the field. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Biochemistry or Medicine.
Courses in this field are highly interdisciplinary, combining approaches from disciplines including Neuroscience, Biochemical Engineering, Psychology and Anthropology.
Training will cover molecular, cellular and behaviour investigations of neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia and depression.
Analysis of the genetic and environmental factors which impact and influence degenerative neurological and psychiatric diseases is a key component of these courses. This includes practical techniques such as bioimaging, chromatography and flow cytometry and the creation of devices such as biosensors.
Expertise in this field may be applied to biomedical, pharmaceutical or neuropsychological careers, as well as further research at PhD level.
If you want to study Medical Physics with applications in nuclear medicine, radiotherapy, electronics and MRI University of Aberdeen has an world renowned historic reputation within major global innovation in this health area. Did you know the first MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scanner was invented at Aberdeen over 30 years ago? Major innovations to this technology are still being researched at Aberdeen today. You learn everything you need to know as an advanced grounding in medical physics such as understanding anatomy and how cells are altered by disease. You look at the engineering behind MRI and other visual scanning techniques to understand how applications are made in areas such as nuclear, Positron, Tomography, Radio diagnosis (X-ray), MRI and Ultrasound. You understand radiation and you apply electronics and computing to medical physics. The degree ensures plenty of practical understanding and application and you learn MRI within the department that built it.
If you want to work within imaging and medical physics to pursue a medical career in hospitals, industry and healthcare and diagnose disease by different methods of imaging the degree in Medical Physics will help you towards this goal. You can also develop your own research portfolio and PhD from this MSc and work within academia to pursue innovation in the discipline.
You receive a thorough academic grounding in Medical Physics, are exposed to its practice in a hospital environment, and complete a short research project. Many graduates take up careers in health service medical physics, either in the UK or their home country. The MSc programme is accredited by the Institute of Physics & Engineering in Medicine as fulfilling part of the training requirements for those wishing to work in the NHS. You can also work as a researcher, risk manager, radiation physics specialist and within the medical device industry in product development and innovation.
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