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Nuclear Medicine: Science & Practice MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert

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Our Nuclear Medicine: Science & Practice course will give you the skills to deliver safe, high-quality nuclear medicine services based on training in a strong scientific and academic framework in an approved structured service environment. We have specifically designed the MSc and PG Diploma for doctors, while the PG Certificate is open to scientists, technologists, radiographers or nurses. 

 


Key benefits

  • GMC approved course for nuclear medicine training
  • Conveniently based in central London
  • All learning materials, including audio-recorded lectures, are accessible online via King’s E-learning and Teaching Service (KEATS) to support distance learning.
  • Contact with experts in their field from across the UK.
  • Close links with medical schools and nuclear medicine departments.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration MSc and PG Dip: one year FT, two years PT

Study mode Full-time, Part-time

Credit value UK 195/ECTS 97.5

Course intake Approximately 12.

Course leaders

Professor Valerie Lewington, Hans-Jörg Küller Rabaça, Teaching Administrator

pgadmin-imaging@kcl.ac.uk

 

 

Further details

Course contact for further information Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

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Course detail

Description

This programme draws on professional expertise from many disciplines. Our lectures will instruct you in clinical practice, radiopharmaceutical, scientific and regulatory issues in nuclear medicine, as well as providing a solid foundation in diagnostic nuclear oncology and radionuclide therapy. The course features practical components, ranging from clinical observations, audit, physics and radiopharmacy experiments and original research.

This programme will develop your skills so that you can provide safe, high-quality nuclear medicine services.

Further literature

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/enquiry-form.aspx

Course purpose

This programme develops skills for the provision of safe, high-quality nuclear medicine services by offering nuclear medicine training with a strong scientific and academic framework in an approved structured service environment.

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Course format and assessment

Teaching

If you are an MSc student, you will have 222 hours of lectures. The amount of time you will spend on work placement will typically be around 60 days each year. We expect you to undertake 10 hours of self-study each week.

If you are a PG Dip student, you will have 174 hours of lectures. The amount of time you will spend on work placement will typically be around 60 days each year. We expect you to undertake 10 hours of self-study each week.

If you are a PG Cert student, you will have 120 hours of lectures. The amount of time you will spend on work placement will typically be around 60 days each year. We expect you to undertake 10 hours of self-study each week.

Assessment

We will assess you through a variety of methods, including:

  • Unseen written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical Logbooks
  • Written Thesis

Extra information

This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London St Thomas’ Campus.  All teaching materials are accessible on line via the KEATs eLearning platform to support distance learning and revision. Lectures are delivered at St Thomas’ Hospital with a short mini module at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Work placements are usually undertaken in the students’ own institution (UK students) or in major London Teaching hospitals.  

Structure

Year 1

Required Modules

If you are an MSc student, you are required to take all of the modules below.

If you are a PG Dip student, you are required to take the first two modules. You may then choose one module from the next two, and another module from the two after.

If you are a PG Cert student, you are required to take the first two modules, and then choose one from the next two. You will not take either of the last two.

We regularly review our modules to make sure our programmes are as up-to-date, innovative and relevant as possible. The modules we offer may therefore change. We suggest that you check the course finder for updates: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/index.aspx

Optional Modules

Entry requirements & how to apply

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

MSc: Medical degree with minimum of two years' post-qualification clinical experience.

PG Dip, PG Cert: Graduates in medicine, physics, nursing, radiography or other medically-related subjects who have working experience in healthcare.

GMC registration considered highly desirable.

Application procedure

The deadline for applications for September 2017 entry is 31st March 2017. After this date, programmes will remain open if places are available, and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 30th July 2017 or from UK/ EU nationals after 3rd September 2017.

Personal statement and supporting information

No information required.

Application closing date

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £50 applies.

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

  • Full time UK fees: £9,450 p.a. (MSc 2017/18)*; £6,300 p.a (PGDip, 2017/18)*; £3,150 p.a (PGCert, 2017/18)*
  • Full time overseas fees: £22,800 p.a (MSc, 2017/18)*; £15, 200 p.a (PGDip, 2017/18)*; £7,600 p.a (PGCert, 2017/18)*
  • Part time UK fees: £4,725 p.a (MSc, 2017/18)*; £3,150 p.a (PGDip, 2017/18)*

Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee. 

*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK/EU deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2017, payment is due by 30th April 2017.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April 2017 and 30th June 2017, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July 2017 and 31st July 2017, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2017, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

Students continue to work in a range of nuclear medicine services.

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