Masters degrees in Rehabilitation Engineering equip postgraduates with the skills to substitute lost or reduced functionality in parts of the human body, through the development of devices such as prosthetic limbs.
Courses range from taught MSc degrees, to research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Design Technology, Medicine or Sports Science.
You will gain advanced knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the body, and the means through which various devices can have a positive impact on defective or lost bodily functions. Training includes techniques in motion analysis, bioimaging, and biosensors, and measurement systems.
Specialisations range from robotics and electronic implants, to prosthetics and wearable technology - and many other human-machine interfaces. You can also explore systems practices for social cognitive rehabilitation, includingsuch as the treatment of mental trauma, for example like post-traumatic stress disorder.
Expertise in this field can be applied to a range of industries, from medical rehabilitation such as orthotics, to sports rehabilitation, sports coaching, and physiotherapy. Other careers include therapy,counselling and social care and counselling, particularly , as well as disability and special needs assistance.
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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