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Medical Applications of 3D printing

Key information

Subject area:

Pre-University & Undergraduate Summer Programmes

Course type:


Credit level:



2 weeks

Available course dates:

From: 15 July 2024 To: 26 July 2024
Application deadline: 10 May 2024

Course overview

Summer School modules are designed to be intensive, intellectually-stimulating short courses. They are taught by King’s academics in academic disciplines where King's has expertise. Classes are very international with students from all around the globe learning together.

Each module is 150 study hours comprising intensive teaching, independent study and group work and is examined to university standards. Comparable to an in-semester 15-credit King’s undergraduate module and therefore typically awarded 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS, many summer students ask their home institution to award them external credit for their King's summer module to use towards their degree programme when they return home.


One session (2 weeks): £2,400 

Two sessions (4 weeks): £4,800 £4,395*

*Fee valid for applications for two sessions received by 10 May 2024. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts or promotions. Subject to availability at the time of application.

What does this course cover?

The course aims to provide an introduction to 3D printing. It will cover the basics of building a small 3D printer and understanding how the printer works. Students will also get insight into the cost effectiveness of 3D printing and its multiple applications in health care. Image segmentation of medical images such as CT and MR scans will be introduced in order to create 3D anatomical models such as a femur or an aorta. The course will also cover the basics of 3D design using the FreeCAD software. The students will learn how to prepare and translate the 3D models they created to 3D prints.  

What will I achieve?

Upon completion of this course participants will know how to make their own 3D printer using a tool kit and know how to operate the printer.

They will also understand the process followed to create 3D prints, such as how to segment a medical image to create a 3D anatomical model and how to design a 3D structure using Computer Aided Design software.   

Who is this for?

The King's College London Undergraduate Summer School is open to students who are currently, or have been, enrolled in an undergraduate degree programme. We also welcome applications from professionals who have substantial relevant experience in their chosen subject area.

You should ensure that you are eligible to apply before you submit your application by checking our academic and English language entry criteria.

How will I be assessed?

Presentation (30%) Project display (70%)


What is the teaching schedule?

Taught on-campus 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday

Course status:

Course closed

Full fee £2400

Application fee £60

Terms and Conditions

Express interest


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