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Medical Imaging Technology - MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

15 months

Start date

JAN-24

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Diagnostic Imaging

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

We build employability into every aspect of our course. Through the course you will gain a range of transferable skills allowing you to take on a career in a number of sectors, alongside developing an in-depth understanding of your subject.

The course is currently in the process of seeking accreditation from the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM); such a professional recognition aims to ensure that graduates of accredited courses are equipped with the knowledge and skills for working in medical imaging technology workface in industry, healthcare or academic environments. Accreditation enables fast-track career progression as a professional medical imaging technician.

What's covered in the course?

Our MSc in Medical Imaging Technology combines elements from physics, mathematics, computer science, biomedical engineering, biology and clinical medicine to help you develop your knowledge, understanding and skills of engineering design, medical imaging technologies and clinical environment.

Through internationally recognised researchers, projects, guest lecturers and a strong collaboration with medical imaging technology SME’s / NHS Trust partners, you will develop the skills needed for a career in a medical imaging-related filed in clinical practice, research, or technical development. A range of optional modules will be offered so you can gain a greater knowledge in an area of your choosing.

This course comprises both a taught component and a research project, giving you the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in applied medical imaging technology field within clinical medicine, medical research, and scientific research or development. The course offers you the opportunity to undertake an optional summer placement and work independently or as a team, to solve medical imaging technology problems, by interacting very closely with a range of professionals. Such professionals may vary from medical engineers to medical practitioners, from private medical device industries or local healthcare trusts (such as NHS), who are in partnership with the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences.

Throughout the course you will complete your Professional Project – an independent piece of research on a topic within medical imaging technology that allows you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills.

We build employability into every aspect of our course. Through the course you will gain a range of transferable skills allowing you to take on a career in a number of sectors, alongside developing an in-depth understanding of your subject.

The course is currently in the process of seeking accreditation from the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM); such a professional recognition aims to ensure that graduates of accredited courses are equipped with the knowledge and skills for working in medical imaging technology workface in industry, healthcare or academic environments. Accreditation enables fast-track career progression as a professional medical imaging technician.

Employability

By undertaking suitable elective/optional placement opportunities, you'll gain a greater understanding of the causes and mechanisms underlying health, ageing and disease. This will allow you to collaboratively support the design and delivery of healthcare technology and or medical imaging devices within a clinical or industrial setting.

You may also have invaluable opportunities to test and demonstrate new electro-mechanical models and tools for health and care delivery.

You may also have invaluable opportunities to practice with the state of the art medical imaging equipment such as X-ray, CT, MRI and Medical Ultrasound facilities within our life science training centres/labs or externally.

Modules

Fundamental Principles and Applications of Molecular Medical Image Synthesis and Processing (20 Credits) - Core
Principles of Experimental Design and Ethical Practices in Engineering and Technology for Medicine (20 Credits) - Core
Masters Research Project (60 Credits) - Core
Medical Imaging Equipment and Healthcare Technology (20 Credits) - Core
Introduction to STEMM Principles and Practices for Technical Decision Making (40 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

10,000

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

16,300

Entry requirements

Applications will be through UCAS or direct application to the University. Opportunities for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be identified during the admissions process and will be on an individual basis before enrolment. Applicants need to hold at least a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in an engineering, technical or medical discipline. Applicants without standard entry qualifications who can demonstrate and provide evidence of the necessary knowledge and skills and experience (of minimum three years) to successfully complete the course will also be considered.