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Healthcare Technologies MSc/MRes

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The Healthcare Technologies MSc/MRes will train students in healthcare engineering and build their clinical and industrial awareness of problems and solutions for technology in modern global healthcare. The MSc/MRes will prepare students for doctoral research degrees or employment in the healthcare sector.

Key benefits

  • Developments throughout engineering are transforming modern healthcare. The rise of machine learning, the adoption of surgical robotics, parallel developments in radiopharmaceutical chemistry and molecular imaging, and the availability of advanced imaging and big data have opened up several new domains of knowledge which will be key to further technological advances. Our MSc/MRes program will fully equip students to take advantage of these exciting new developments and maximise their potential to transform healthcare.
  • The opportunity for all students to link with our clinical, industrial and radiopharmaceutical partners will enrich their experience, allowing students to develop advanced technical competencies that have clinical and commercial relevance. On completion of their studies, students will be well-prepared to take control of their own career trajectories and to begin to lead new developments in these technological advances.
Alavi

The course offers excellent opportunities to engage in insightful modules, enriching students to become capable researchers with a unique grasp of the field of medical technologies.

Alavi, Student, Healthcare Technologies MSc

Our programme is designed to provide students with an advanced and comprehensive understanding of the engineering challenges facing modern, global healthcare. The programme will enable students to take advantage of the breadth of knowledge at our institution, exposing them to the most recent and most exciting developments in medical and surgical intervention and to tailor their programme toward their own career ambitions. Our programme's modules will introduce students to the most important concepts and techniques that underpin the most recent advances in healthcare technology such as machine learning, medical devices & robotics, state-of-the-art medical imaging and smart molecules. Substantial components of project work will enable them to test and understand the theory and applications studied alongside internationally recognised engineers, clinicians and industrial partners.

Base campuses

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Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

St Thomas
St Thomas’ Campus

Located near Waterloo Campus and home of continuing medical and dental teaching, as well as a museum dedicated to Florence Nightingale.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

We use lectures, seminars and practical-based work to deliver most of the modules on the programme. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

Typically, you can expect the following:

  • Per 15 credit taught module – 40 hours in lectures/seminars, practical work and feedback
  • 110 hours independent study

 

  • Per 15 credit project module – 15 hours of supervision
  • 135 hours independent study

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

  • Course Work
  • Written Examinations
  • Practical Examinations
  • Written assignment
  • Presentations

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include written assignments, presentations and examinations.

Structure

Required modules

You are required to take:

Critical Skills for Translational Healthcare Technologies (30 credits)
Group Research Project in Healthcare Technologies (MSc 15 credits) (MRes 30 credits)
Extended Individual Research Project in Healthcare Technologies (60 credits)

Optional modules

Students take credits (MSc 75 credits; MRes 60 credits) from a range of optional modules. It is recommended to take modules in particular combinations related to specialist themes.

MEDICAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Scientific Programming (15 credits)
Machine Learning for Healthcare Applications (15 credits)
Advanced Machine Learning (15 credits)
Medical Imaging in Clinical Applications (15 credits)

MEDICAL IMAGE COMPUTING

Medical Image Computing (15 credits)
Medical Image Acquisition (15 credits)
Medical Image Reconstruction (15 credits)
Advanced Physics and Biophysics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (15 credits)

MEDICAL ROBOTICS AND DEVICES

Medical Robotics: Theory and Applications (15 credits)
Medical Robotics: Hardware Development (15 credits)
Software and Robotic Integration (15 credits)
Medical Technologies: Design and Development (15 credits)
Surgical and Interventional Technology (15 credits)

IMAGING CHEMISTRY

Medical Imaging Biology (15 credits)
Biological Effects on Radionuclide Imaging and Therapy (previously titled Imaging Biology 2: Radiobiology and radiopharmacology) (15 credits)
Introduction to Imaging Chemistry (previously titled Medical Imaging Chemistry) (15 credits)
Radiochemistry in Nuclear Medicine (previously titled Imaging Chemistry 2: topics in radiopharmaceutical chemistry) (15 credits)
Applied PET radiochemistry and radionuclide production (15 credits)

In addition, students must include at least one of the following five optional modules:

Scientific Programming (15 credits)
Medical Image Computing (15 credits)
Medical Robotics: Theory and Applications (15 credits)
Medical Imaging Biology (15 credits)
Medical Technologies: Design and Development (15 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Students on our BMEIS MSc/MRes programmes have gone on to build careers in further academic research, industry (both healthcare and non-healthcare related) and in local healthcare.

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £14,070 per year (2022/23) MSc & MRes

Part time: N/A

International:

Full time: £29,310 per year (2022/23) MSc & MRes

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 deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days 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.

For further information, please visit the fees and funding section of our website (kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/index.aspx).

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, 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 
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses and for project placements
  • Graduation costs

Funding

Our programme is designed to provide students with an advanced and comprehensive understanding of the engineering challenges facing modern, global healthcare. The programme will enable students to take advantage of the breadth of knowledge at our institution, exposing them to the most recent and most exciting developments in medical and surgical intervention and to tailor their programme toward their own career ambitions. Our programme's modules will introduce students to the most important concepts and techniques that underpin the most recent advances in healthcare technology such as machine learning, medical devices & robotics, state-of-the-art medical imaging and smart molecules. Substantial components of project work will enable them to test and understand the theory and applications studied alongside internationally recognised engineers, clinicians and industrial partners.

Base campuses

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

St Thomas
St Thomas’ Campus

Located near Waterloo Campus and home of continuing medical and dental teaching, as well as a museum dedicated to Florence Nightingale.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Loading...

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use lectures, seminars and practical-based work to deliver most of the modules on the programme. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

Typically, you can expect the following:

  • Per 15 credit taught module – 40 hours in lectures/seminars, practical work and feedback
  • 110 hours independent study

 

  • Per 15 credit project module – 15 hours of supervision
  • 135 hours independent study

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

  • Course Work
  • Written Examinations
  • Practical Examinations
  • Written assignment
  • Presentations

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include written assignments, presentations and examinations.

Structure

Required modules

You are required to take:

Critical Skills for Translational Healthcare Technologies (30 credits)
Group Research Project in Healthcare Technologies (MSc 15 credits) (MRes 30 credits)
Extended Individual Research Project in Healthcare Technologies (60 credits)

Optional modules

Students take credits (MSc 75 credits; MRes 60 credits) from a range of optional modules. It is recommended to take modules in particular combinations related to specialist themes.

MEDICAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Scientific Programming (15 credits)
Machine Learning for Healthcare Applications (15 credits)
Advanced Machine Learning (15 credits)
Medical Imaging in Clinical Applications (15 credits)

MEDICAL IMAGE COMPUTING

Medical Image Computing (15 credits)
Medical Image Acquisition (15 credits)
Medical Image Reconstruction (15 credits)
Advanced Physics and Biophysics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (15 credits)

MEDICAL ROBOTICS AND DEVICES

Medical Robotics: Theory and Applications (15 credits)
Medical Robotics: Hardware Development (15 credits)
Software and Robotic Integration (15 credits)
Medical Technologies: Design and Development (15 credits)
Surgical and Interventional Technology (15 credits)

IMAGING CHEMISTRY

Medical Imaging Biology (15 credits)
Biological Effects on Radionuclide Imaging and Therapy (previously titled Imaging Biology 2: Radiobiology and radiopharmacology) (15 credits)
Introduction to Imaging Chemistry (previously titled Medical Imaging Chemistry) (15 credits)
Radiochemistry in Nuclear Medicine (previously titled Imaging Chemistry 2: topics in radiopharmaceutical chemistry) (15 credits)
Applied PET radiochemistry and radionuclide production (15 credits)

In addition, students must include at least one of the following five optional modules:

Scientific Programming (15 credits)
Medical Image Computing (15 credits)
Medical Robotics: Theory and Applications (15 credits)
Medical Imaging Biology (15 credits)
Medical Technologies: Design and Development (15 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Students on our BMEIS MSc/MRes programmes have gone on to build careers in further academic research, industry (both healthcare and non-healthcare related) and in local healthcare.

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £14,070 per year (2022/23) MSc & MRes

Part time: N/A

International:

Full time: £29,310 per year (2022/23) MSc & MRes

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 deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days 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.

For further information, please visit the fees and funding section of our website (kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/index.aspx).

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, 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 
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses and for project placements
  • Graduation costs

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