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Biomedical Engineering with Healthcare Technology Management - MSc/PGDip/PGCert


Course Description

Make future breakthroughs within healthcare with the MSc Biomedical Engineering with Healthcare Technology Management course.

Who is it for?

This course is for inquisitive students who want to design, develop, apply or even manage the use of cutting-edge methods and devices that will revolutionise healthcare. It is open to science and engineering graduates and those working within hospitals or related industry who want to work in healthcare organisations, in the medical devices industry, or in biomedical engineering research.

The course will suit recent graduates and/or clinical engineers with a technical background or those working in healthcare who want to move into a management position.

Objectives

With several medical conditions requiring extensive and continuous monitoring and early and accurate diagnosis becoming increasingly desirable, technology for biomedical applications is rapidly becoming one of the key ingredients of today and tomorrow’s medical care.

From miniaturised home diagnostic instruments to therapeutic devices and to large scale hospital imaging and monitoring systems, healthcare is becoming increasingly dependent on technology. This course meets the growing need for biomedical and clinical engineers across the world by focusing on the design of medical devices from conception to application.

One of the few accredited courses of its kind in London, the programme concentrates on the use of biomedical-driven engineering design and technology in healthcare settings so you can approach this multidisciplinary topic from the biological and medical perspective; the technological design and development perspective; and from the perspective of managing the organisation and maintenance of large scale equipment and IT systems in a hospital.

This MSc in Biomedical Engineering with Healthcare Technology Management course has been created in consultation and close collaboration with clinicians, biomedical engineering researchers and medical technology industrial partners. The programme fosters close links with the NHS and internationally-renowned hospitals including St. Bartholomew's (Barts) and the Royal London Hospital and Great Ormond street so that you can gain a comprehensive insight into the applied use and the management of medical technology and apply your knowledge in real-world clinical settings.

Placements

In the last few years there have been some limited opportunities for our top students to carry out their projects through placements within hospital-based healthcare technology groups or specialist London-based biomedical technology companies. Placement-based projects are also offered to selected students in City’s leading Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering (RCBE). As we continue our cutting-edge research and industrial and clinical collaborations, you will also have this opportunity.

Academic facilities

As a student on this course you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge test and measurement instrumentation – oscilloscopes, function generators, analysers – as well as specialist signal generators and analysers. The equipment is predominantly provided by the world-leading test and measurement equipment manufacturer Keysight, who have partnered with City to provide branding to our electronics laboratories. You also have access to brand new teaching labs and a dedicated postgraduate teaching lab. And as part of the University of London you can also become a member of Senate House Library for free with your student ID card.

Teaching and learning

You will be taught through face-to-face lectures in small groups, where there is a lot of interaction and feedback. Laboratory sessions run alongside the lectures, giving you the opportunity to develop your problem-solving and design skills. You also learn software skills in certain modules, which are taught inside computer labs. We also arrange hospital visits so you gain hands-on experience of different clinical environments.

We arrange tutorials for setting coursework, highlight important subject areas, conduct practical demonstrations, and offer support with revision. You are assessed by written examinations at the end of each term, and coursework assignments, which are set at various times throughout the term.

You also work towards an individual project, which is assessed in the form of a written thesis and an oral examination at the end of the summer. The project can be based on any area of biomedical engineering, telemedicine or technology management and will be supervised by an academic or clinical scientist with expertise in the subject area. Many projects are based in hospital clinical engineering departments, or if you are a part-time student, you can base the project on your own workplace. You will have regular contact with the supervisor to make sure the project progresses satisfactorily. Some of the programme’s current students are working on a project focusing on devices that use brain signals to move external objects such as a remote control car and a prosthetic arm.

Some of the previous projects students have worked on include:
-A cursor controller based on electrooculography (EOG)
-Modelling a closed-loop automated anaesthesia system
-Design of a movement artefact-resistant wearable heart rate/activity monitor
-Review of progress towards a fully autonomous artificial mechanical heart
-Design of smartphone-based healthcare diagnostic devices and sensors.

If you successfully complete eight modules and the dissertation you will be awarded 180 credits and a Masters level qualification. Alternatively, if you do not complete the dissertation but have successfully completed eight modules, you will be awarded 120 credits and a postgraduate diploma. Completing four modules (60 credits) will lead to a postgraduate certificate.

Modules

Along with the 60 credit dissertation eight core modules cover diverse subject areas including biomedical electronics and instrumentation, technology infrastructure management, as well as the latest advances in medical imaging and patient monitoring.

The course includes a special module which gives you an introduction to anatomy, physiology and pathology designed for non-clinical science graduates.

The most innovative areas of biomedical and clinical engineering are covered and the content draws from our research expertise in biomedical sensors, bio-optics, medical imaging, signal processing and modelling. You will learn from academic lecturers as well as clinical scientists drawn from our collaborating institutions and departments, which include:
-Charing Cross Hospital, London
-The Royal London Hospital
-St Bartholomew's Hospital, London
-Basildon Hospital
-Department of Radiography, School of Community and Health Sciences, City, University of London

Modules
-Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology (15 credits)
-Physiological Measurement (15 credits)
-Biomedical Instrumentation (15 credits)
-Medical Electronics (15 credits)
-Cardiovascular Diagnostics and Therapy (15 credits)
-Medical Imaging Modalities (15 credits)
-Clinical Engineering Practice (15 credits)
-Healthcare Technology Management (15 credits)

Career prospects

This exciting MSc programme offers a well-rounded background and specialised knowledge for those seeking a professional career as biomedical engineers in medical technology companies or research groups but is also uniquely placed for offering skills to clinical engineers in the NHS and international healthcare organisations.

Alumnus Alex Serdaris is now working as field clinical engineer for E&E Medical and alumna Despoina Sklia is working as a technical support specialist at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. Other Alumni are carrying out research in City’s Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering (RCBE).

Applicants may wish to apply for vacancies in the NHS, private sector or international healthcare organisations. Students are encouraged to become members of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) where they will be put in touch with the Clinical Engineering community and any opportunities that arise around the UK during their studies. Application to the Clinical Scientist training programme is encouraged and fully supported.

The Careers, Student Development & Outreach team provides a professional, high quality careers and information service for students and recent graduates of City, University of London, in collaboration with employers and other institutional academic and service departments. The course also prepares graduates who plan to work in biomedical engineering research and work within an academic setting.

Visit the Biomedical Engineering with Healthcare Technology Management - MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the City, University of London website for more details!



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The School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Scholarship - 20+ Awards

To qualify for a scholarship, an applicant (UK or EU) will need to fulfil all of the following criteria.Successful applicants must:- Ensure that their application reaches the University by the advertised deadline. Applicants and not the University (or its staff) are entirely responsible for meeting this element of the criteria
- Be in possession of a good honours degree (or equivalent qualifications/relevant professional experience). Note - applications from students with qualifications gained from outside the UK will be considered on a case-by-case basis
- Be offered a place on an eligible taught Masters course, accept this offer and enrol on the course within the appropriate timeframe.Terms and conditions:- The scholarship will take the form of fee-waiver applied against the last payable instalment in any academic year
- Applicants wishing to enrol on to a full-time course may apply for a scholarship worth £1500; applicants wishing to enrol on to a part-time course may apply for a scholarship worth £750 per year
- You can apply for the scholarship before the announcement of your degree results but the scholarship will only be confirmed following acceptance by the student of a place on an eligible course, and provision of suitable evidence clearly demonstrating a good honours degree
- To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualifications/relevant professional experience). Equivalence will be determined by City University London whose decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into
- Students repeating a course at City University London will not be eligible for a scholarship. (Students granted mitigating circumstances by the University will be considered on an individual basis).
- Students who have previously received or are due to receive any payment from a City University London postgraduate scholarship, will not be eligible to apply for another scholarship to study a different course
- This scholarship scheme is not open to current or former City University London graduates applying for or in receipt of a School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences "Loyalty Bursary"
- City University London reserves the right to change these terms and conditions (including the list of eligible courses and application criteria) without notice.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,500

Eligibility

UK and European Union graduates with a good honours degree (or equivalent qualifications/relevant professional experience) can apply for a non means-tested scholarship worth up to £1,500. The scholarship applies to most of our full-time and part-time taught Masters courses* within the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, City University London, starting autumn 2012. Please note that scholarships are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. The deadline for course applications is 30 August 2012 and applicants will automatically be considered for a scholarship as part of the application process.

Application Procedure

*Eligible courses: MSc Analysis and Design of Structures for Fire, Blast and Earthquakes
MSc Automotive Engineering
MSc Civil Engineering Structures
MSc Construction Management
MSc Clinical Engineering with Healthcare Technology Management
MSc Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics
MSc Mechanical Engineering
MSc Power Systems and Energy Management
MSc Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering)
MSc Signals and Sensor Systems
MSc Systems and Control
MSc Telecommunications and Networks

Further Information

http://www.city.ac.uk/engineering-maths/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships


(Scholarship)

Whitworth Scholarship Awards - No. of awards TBC

Full-time study - £5,000 per year for up to 4 years (excluding industrial placements)
Sandwich - The award will be paid on a pro rata basis
Part-time study - The award will be paid on a reduced basis normally £2,500 per year
MSc (1 year full-time) £5,000
MSc (2 year part-time) normally £2,500 per yearThe Whitworth Scholarship Award will not exceed a total of £20,000 for any individual. The Whitworth Scholarship Award can be held in conjunction with other awards (except any other Whitworth Award).

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000

Eligibility

Available to outstanding engineers, who have excellent academic and practical skills and the qualities needed to succeed in industry, who are wishing to embark/or have already commenced on an engineering degree-level programme of any engineering discipline.

Application Procedure

See the website - http://www.whitworthscholarships.org.uk/wsa_details.htm

Further Information

http://www.whitworthscholarships.org.uk/wsa_details.htm


(Scholarship)

Engineering Scholarships for UK/EU applicants - No. of awards TBC

The School is committed to providing financial support to high-calibre UK/EU students on Engineering courses through the generous scholarship scheme.Scholarships will be offered to well-qualified UK/EU applicants wishing to take up a place on any of the below courses in September 2016. The scholarships, each valued at £2,000, are intended to assist students to pay the fees for their chosen course of study. They will be awarded on a competitive basis to the most promising applicants. To be considered for a scholarship applicants must hold a first class honours degree or equivalent.Deadlines for application
If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please make sure we receive your complete application form before 31st July 2016.Contact us: Phone +44 (0)20 7040 0248 or email [email protected] if you would like to speak to us about fees, funding or anything else about the course.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000

Eligibility

See the website - http://www.city.ac.uk/mathematics-computer-science-engineering/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships/engineering-scholarships

Application Procedure

Applications should be made on the UK/EU Scholarship Application Form to be considered. Successful candidates will be notified once the panels have met.Exceptionally well-qualified applicants will be offered a scholarship once we have made an offer of a place on one of the above programmes.

Further Information

http://www.city.ac.uk/mathematics-computer-science-engineering/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships/engineering-scholarships


(Scholarship)

International Applicants Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

The School is committed to providing financial support to high-calibre international students on Engineering courses through the generous scholarship scheme.Scholarships will be offered to international (non-EU) well-qualified applicants wishing to take up a place on any of the below courses in September 2016. The scholarships, each valued at £2,000, are intended to assist students to pay the fees for their chosen course of study. They will be awarded on a competitive basis to the most promising applicants. To be considered for a scholarship applicants must hold a first class honours degree or equivalent.Deadlines for application
We will consider applications at three points in the year. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please make sure we receive your complete application form by one of these dates:Round 1: 1st January 2016
Round 2: 30th April 2016
Round 3: 30th June 2016Contact us: Phone +44 (0)20 7040 0248 or email [email protected] if you would like to speak to us about fees, funding or anything else about the course.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000

Eligibility

See the website - http://www.city.ac.uk/mathematics-computer-science-engineering/scholarships/international-applicants-scholarships-engineering-mathematics

Application Procedure

Applications should be made on the International Scholarship Application Form to be considered. Successful candidates will be notified once the panels have met.Exceptionally well-qualified applicants will be offered a scholarship at the time we make an offer of a place on the programme.

Further Information

http://www.city.ac.uk/mathematics-computer-science-engineering/scholarships/international-applicants-scholarships-engineering-mathematics



Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a first or second-class honours degree from a UK university or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas institution, in a physical science. However, we will also consider other qualifications with relevant experience in a field related to biomedical engineering and medical imaging as well as proficiency in mathematics. If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to follow a Graduate Diploma pathway to the programme through one of our partners.

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