Queen Mary - University of London

School of Engineering and Materials Science

Medical Electronics and Physics



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

master of science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Programme description This programme was established in 1968 and has been tremendously successful in producing graduates in the health professions. Graduates from this programme have pursued careers in the NHS, private research laboratories and some have continued their studies to PhD level. The MSc in Medical Electronics and Physics has been designed to provide a bridge between the Physical and Engineering Sciences and Biomedical Science, applying the principals of these fields to the practical problems of Biomedicine. The programme focuses on medical electronics, medical physics, physiology, physiological measurement techniques, and the design of instruments and safety of electronic devices. No previous biomedical knowledge is required. The intention of this programme is to broaden prior undergraduate knowledge in electronic engineering or physics, to encompass the aspects of both disciplines as applied to medicine, and also to provide the medical vocabulary you will need to communicate effectively with clinical colleagues. In parallel with lectures, you will work on a research project, such as the design and development of a medical instrument. Our association with a number of medical electronics and physics departments in local NHS Trusts, as well as Barts and The London, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry is of great benefit. These in addition to the Medical Engineering and Biomaterials research groups in the School of Engineering and Materials Science greatly enhance the learning experience. On graduation from this programme you should be in a position to make contributions to the advancement of medical science and technology that will genuinely benefit patients. Course content Core modules: Physiology Surgical Techniques and Safety Radiation Physics and Lasers Digital Electronics Research Techniques Analogue Electronics Ultrasound and Imaging Clinical Measurements Research Project (four modules) Assessment The methods of assessment include coursework and formal examinations. Many modules will include continuous assessment and some or all of the work during the module will count towards the final mark. The Research Project will be conducted under close supervision during the summer term and is evaluated by thesis, presentation and viva examination. Entry requirements Undergraduate degree (minimum second class honours or equivalent) in physics or an engineering discipline, other qualifications with relevant work experience may be accepted. For international students, please refer to the International Students section.


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