HOME
 

Biomedical Engineering with Healthcare Technology Management MSc

City University London
Course summary
9,000 GBP
Full time/part time
London
Next available date: September 2020 - London

Course description

Biomedical Engineering with Healthcare Technology Management MSc

Biomedical Engineering with Healthcare Technology Management MSc - a City University degree programme

The programme provides lesson in science and engineering that are important to biomedical or clinical engineering in the NHS and international healthcare organisations. The programme focuses on biomedical technology management skills and skilled approaches in biomedical engineering. The course meets the important changing rules in technical and biomedical training practices.

Suitability - Who should attend?

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.

Other Suitable Qualifications

INTO Postgraduate preparation Programmes

If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers academic preparation programmes which focus on the skills you need. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering at INTO City University London means guaranteed progression to this degree.

Kaplan International College (KIC) London

Additionally, the University works in partnership with KIC London to provide preparatory courses for international students. Foundation and Pre Masters courses at KIC London offer comprehensive support to students including regular one-to-one tuition. Progression to the University is guaranteed if you complete the KIC London course at the required level.

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 6.5.

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

INTO English Language Programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.

English for Postgraduate Study

Pre-sessional English

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study. /p>

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

This exciting MSc programme in Biomedical Engineering with Healthcare Technology Managementoffers a well-rounded background and specialised knowledge for those seeking a professional career as a clinical engineer in the NHS and international healthcare organisations where expertise in engineering applied to medicine is required.

The course focuses on developing up-to-date technology management skills and an innovative approach to engineering design.

Careers might involve designing patient monitoring, wearable sensors and therapeutic systems. Clinical engineering is one of the fastest growing engineering disciplines offering graduates a wide range of career opportunities in healthcare organisations and industries worldwide.

With a background in technology management, graduates will have necessary skills for management positions, for example running an engineering department within a hospital. The course is intended to form part of the formal training for clinical engineers as well and provide opportunities for professionals currently working in engineering in the NHS.

Applicants may wish to apply for vacancies in the NHS, private sector or international healthcare organisation. 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 provide a professional, high quality careers and information service for students and recent graduates of City University London, in collaboration with employers and other University academic and service departments. The course also prepares graduates who plan to work in biomedical engineering research.

After the successful completion of the course candidates may consider a PhD degree, towards an academic/research career.

Training Course Content

The syllabus has been designed in consultation with colleagues from the NHS and the healthcare industry based on the demand for biomedical engineering graduates in the Healthcare Sector. This course provides specialised knowledge and invaluable skills in information technology, life sciences, mathematical methods, technology management, physical science and biomedical engineering. The most innovative areas of biomedical and clinical engineering will be covered and the course content draws from our research expertise in biomedical sensors, bio-optics, medical imaging imaging, signal processing and modelling.

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
This module provides an introduction to the basic principles of biological medicine, and is designed for non-biological science graduates. An overview of human anatomy is provided designed on a systems-based approach. The basic principles of human and animal physiology will be studied alongside a range of important disease processes. Systems covered include: the respiratory system, the cardiovascular system, the brain and central nervous system, vision and hearing, skeletal and muscular systems and the digestive system. There will also be lectures focusing on key areas of medical practice such as anaesthesia and high-altitude medicine.

Biomedical Instrumentation

This module focuses on the study of the design, construction and clinical testing of biomedical electronics and instrumentation for acquisition of bio-signals from the body. The module is split into two parts, lectures and laboratory sessions. The basic scientific principles underlying modern clinical measurement systems will be studied, including sensors, signal conditioning, calibration, data acquisition, analogue-to digital conversion and signal processing. Key clinical equipment will be studied in detail, including ECG, patient monitoring, pulse oximetry, laser Doppler systems etc. The laboratory sessions will allow students to design and test their own hardware and software with the aim of recording and interpreting real physiological measurements.

Cardiovascular Diagnostics and Therapy

Cardiovascular medicine is an area with considerable dependence on engineering technology. The application of biomedical instrumentation applied to clinical measurement of the function of the heart and circulatory systems will be studied. In addition the module will provide insight into therapeutic systems including non-surgical interventions for treatment of coronary artery disease. The module culminates in a visit to St Bartholomew's hospital cardiothoracic operating theatres and intensive care units. Cardiac surgery will also be covered with a focus on new technology in surgery.

Medical Imaging Modalities

Many aspects of modern medical imaging systems in currently in use in hospitals will be covered including CT, MRI and PET imaging. The module Includes lectures and demonstrations covering X-ray imaging, CT, Ultrasonic imaging, MRI, PET etc. The module aims to enable graduates to apply their knowledge of clinical engineering to imaging technology in a clinical setting. Visits to the Department of Radiography will enable students to see each modality in practice. The module will provide sufficient knowledge of medical imaging technology to embark on specialist training (e.g. from a manufacturer) in management of specific medical imaging equipment.

Clinical Engineering Practice

Teaching in Clinical Engineering Practice is given from the beginning of the MSc course. The module provides key skills, invaluable to Clinical Engineers such as fault-finding methodology, safety testing, environmental issues etc. The clinical use of a range of medical devices will be explained such as drug infusors, anaesthetic machines, surgical laser systems, endoscopic systems, defibrillators, ventilators, etc.

Teaching on the course consists of face-to-face lectures delivered to small groups, encouraging interaction and feedback from the students. Laboratory sessions supplement the material taught in the lectures, and allow students to develop their problem-solving and design skills. Computer labs are also utilised to teach software skills in certain modules. Hospital visits are also arranged to provide students with hands-on experience of different clinical environments.

Tutorials are arranged for setting coursework, highlighting important subject areas, practical demonstrations, answering student queries and to help with revision. Assessment is in the form of written examinations at the end of each term, and coursework assignments, which are set at various times throughout the term.

Students 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 period. 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 chosen subject area. Many projects are based in hospital Clinical Engineering departments, or in the case of part-time students, can be based at the student's workplace. Regular contact with the supervisor is arranged, to make sure the project progresses satisfactorily.

Examples of previous projects include:

  • Cursor controller based on electrooculography (EOG).
  • Modelling a closed-loop automated anaesthesia system
  • Design of a movement artefact-resistant wearable heart rate/activity monitor.
  • Biosensor interface for a wireless telemetry-based home monitoring system.
  • Skin hydration bioimpedance circuits for integration to smartphone devices.
  • Comparison of pulsatile flow and continuous flow cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Development of an oxygen saturation sensor for aviation and high-altitude environments
  • A comparison of photoplethysmography and ECG for heart rate variability analysis
  • Non-invasive blood pressure estimation based on brachial artery pulse wave velocity
  • Investigation of muscle fatigue based on Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) and Electromyography (EMG).
  • A comparison of hospital equipment management between developed and developing countries using survey-based data
  • Review of progress towards a fully autonomous artificial mechanical heart

Students successfully completing eight modules and the dissertation will be awarded 180 credits and a Masters level qualification. Alternatively, students who do not complete the dissertation but have successfully completed eight modules will be awarded 120 credits and a postgraduate diploma. Successful completion of four modules (60 credits) will lead to the award of a postgraduate certificate.

Expenses

The cost of the programme is:

  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Part-time EU: £4,500 per year
  • Full-time Non EU: £14,000
  • Part-time Non EU: £7,000 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

The School offers a range of generous scholarships and bursaries to applicants for this course:

  • UK/EU applicants - Engineering & Mathematics Scholarship of £2,000
  • City University London Graduate Loyalty Discount
  • International Student Scholarships of £2,000
  • Other scholarships, bursaries and prizes.

About provider

City University London

City University London

City, University of London is a special place. With skill and dedication, we have been using education, research and enterprise to transform the lives of our students, our community and the world for a hundred years. We are proud of...


Read more and show all courses with this provider

Contact info

City University London

Northampton Square
EC1V 0HB London

 Show phone number

U.K. L&D Report: 2018 - Benchmark Your Workplace Learning Strategy

Are you curious about the L&D strategies of some of the U.K.'s top companies?

Find out what they're up to in findcourses.co.uk's second annual U.K. L&D Report!

uk-ld-report-2019

Learn more

 
Find a course for you!

  Read the course
 summary on this page

 Fill in your details and Request information

 Receive all the info you need

 
Find more courses here