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Imaging Sciences iBSc

UCAS code: N/A

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
One Year
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
1 March 2021
Apply via UCAS

The Imaging Sciences Intercalated BSc is a stand-alone study course designed to give you an in-depth understanding of the science and technology behind modern medical imaging techniques and an introduction to their clinical applications.

Key benefits

  • The course aims to provide you with knowledge of the scope and complexities of modern medical imaging.
  • You will explore current trends and cutting- edge research working alongside international experts at a leading research institution.
  • Taught by internationally renowned scientists and researchers
  • Graduates have been published as a result of their BSc project and some have gone on to present their research at conferences.

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Medical Imaging is one of the most important clinical tools of modern medicine, offering an opportunity to see internal structures, organ function and even cell and molecular processes related to disease. The School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences at King’s College London is at the forefront of research, development, education and training in all aspects of medical imaging. The School has an international reputation and with Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s Health Trust, provides access to a wide selection of modern imaging and measurement systems for teaching and research. The Imaging Sciences iBSc degree is a one-year study course that comprises modules totalling 120 credits. As part of your study pathway, you will undertake a supervised individual experimental project on one of the main aspects of medical imaging. Many of our students have obtained a form of publication as a result of their project work. We offer supporting bursaries for students to attend conferences where they present posters or give podium presentations. Previous published research projects have included: • Assessing the stability of functional network measures in the developing brain. • Quantification of myocardial perfusion with MRI in response to cold and exercise stress in patients with coronary artery disease. • Relationship between 18F-PET regional bone formation parameters vs CT-derived bone mineral density. • Assessment of the effect of iterative reconstruction on quantification of perfusion CT parameters in primary colorectal cancer. • Assessing neurite morphology in the developing preterm brain using diffusion magnetic resonance imaging. • Improving early imaging biomarkers for neonatal hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy. • Do novel quantitative parameters from 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET scanning predict treatment response and prognosis in oesophageal cancer? • The relationship between bone, adiposity and vascular calcification: a cross-sectional study of healthy postmenopausal women. • Electrophysiological modelling of pacemaker cells in the pulmonary veins. • Quantitative assessment of intra-testicular vascular pattern on high frequency colour doppler ultrasound examination. • Does brain volume and structure at term predict early neurodevelopmental performance in infants who were born preterm? • Assessment of the effect of iterative reconstruction on the quantification of texture heterogeneity parameters reflecting derived from contrast enhanced CT images of primary colorectal cancer.

Base campus

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.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Standard entry requirements have not been set for this programme

Language requirement band is not set

Teaching methods - what to expect

The following table gives an indication of the contact and self-study time allocation you might expect from a typical academic year:

Module Lectures (hours) Seminars and tutorials (hours) Practicals/ lab work (hours) Private study (hours)
Imaging with Ionising Radiation 80 10 10 200
Imaging with Non-ionising Radiation 70 10 20 200
Computer Imaging Science & Advanced Imaging Technology 80 10 10 200
Project in Imaging Sciences - - - 300

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work. You will study 120 credits during the academic year, which equates to 1,200 theoretical hours of learning.

 

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London St Thomas’ Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

    Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include written examinations with short answer questions, written examinations with MCQs, essays, practical write-ups and oral presentations. Coursework contributes approximately 40% and examinations approximately 60% to your final mark.

    Regulating Body

    King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.

    The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

    Structure

    Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 120 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.

    Tuition Fees

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    Full time tuition fees UK:

    The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

    Full time tuition fees International:

    The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £28,050 per year.

    Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

    All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

    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 
    • Graduation costs
    • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

    You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.  

    Funding

    To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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    Medical Imaging is one of the most important clinical tools of modern medicine, offering an opportunity to see internal structures, organ function and even cell and molecular processes related to disease. The School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences at King’s College London is at the forefront of research, development, education and training in all aspects of medical imaging. The School has an international reputation and with Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s Health Trust, provides access to a wide selection of modern imaging and measurement systems for teaching and research. The Imaging Sciences iBSc degree is a one-year study course that comprises modules totalling 120 credits. As part of your study pathway, you will undertake a supervised individual experimental project on one of the main aspects of medical imaging. Many of our students have obtained a form of publication as a result of their project work. We offer supporting bursaries for students to attend conferences where they present posters or give podium presentations. Previous published research projects have included: • Assessing the stability of functional network measures in the developing brain. • Quantification of myocardial perfusion with MRI in response to cold and exercise stress in patients with coronary artery disease. • Relationship between 18F-PET regional bone formation parameters vs CT-derived bone mineral density. • Assessment of the effect of iterative reconstruction on quantification of perfusion CT parameters in primary colorectal cancer. • Assessing neurite morphology in the developing preterm brain using diffusion magnetic resonance imaging. • Improving early imaging biomarkers for neonatal hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy. • Do novel quantitative parameters from 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET scanning predict treatment response and prognosis in oesophageal cancer? • The relationship between bone, adiposity and vascular calcification: a cross-sectional study of healthy postmenopausal women. • Electrophysiological modelling of pacemaker cells in the pulmonary veins. • Quantitative assessment of intra-testicular vascular pattern on high frequency colour doppler ultrasound examination. • Does brain volume and structure at term predict early neurodevelopmental performance in infants who were born preterm? • Assessment of the effect of iterative reconstruction on the quantification of texture heterogeneity parameters reflecting derived from contrast enhanced CT images of primary colorectal cancer.

    Base campus

    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.

    Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

    Standard entry requirements have not been set for this programme

    Language requirement band is not set

    Teaching methods - what to expect

    The following table gives an indication of the contact and self-study time allocation you might expect from a typical academic year:

    Module Lectures (hours) Seminars and tutorials (hours) Practicals/ lab work (hours) Private study (hours)
    Imaging with Ionising Radiation 80 10 10 200
    Imaging with Non-ionising Radiation 70 10 20 200
    Computer Imaging Science & Advanced Imaging Technology 80 10 10 200
    Project in Imaging Sciences - - - 300

    Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work. You will study 120 credits during the academic year, which equates to 1,200 theoretical hours of learning.

     

    We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

    This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London St Thomas’ Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

    Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

    No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

    Assessment

      Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include written examinations with short answer questions, written examinations with MCQs, essays, practical write-ups and oral presentations. Coursework contributes approximately 40% and examinations approximately 60% to your final mark.

      Regulating Body

      King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.

      The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

      Structure

      Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 120 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.

      Tuition Fees

      No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

      Full time tuition fees UK:

      The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

      Full time tuition fees International:

      The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £28,050 per year.

      Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

      All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

      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 
      • Graduation costs
      • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

      You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.  

      Funding

      To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

      No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

      Key information

      Course type:
      Single honours
      Delivery mode:
      Classroom
      Study mode:
      Full time
      Duration:
      One Year
      Application status:
      Open
      Start date:
      September 2021
      Application deadline:
      1 March 2021
      Apply via UCAS

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