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Imaging Sciences iBSc

UCAS code: Not applicable. Apply direct to King's.

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
One year
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2022
Application deadline:
26 January 2022
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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. Please note the below application deadlines: - 26 January 2022 (King's applicants) - 2 March 2022 (External applicants)

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.

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.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Entry requirements for MBBS students

King’s students must have passed Stage 1 and Stage 2.

External students must have first time passes for years 1 and 2 and all SSCs.

 

Entry requirements for Dental students

BDS students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 or 4 if applicable.

 

Entry requirements for Veterinary students

Veterinary students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 if applicable.

 

For further information please see the Intercalated webpage.

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.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

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.

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.

Employability

Graduates are equipped with a variety of transferable skills including data gathering, analysis and interpretation, presentation skills and teamwork. Our graduates are well-qualified to undertake a wide range of careers or training for a higher degree such as an MSc or PhD; with recent graduates continuing to study in medicine, dentistry and other related fields including pharmaceutical sciences, cardiovascular pharmacology and biomedical research.

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 academic year is £29,460 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

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.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Entry requirements for MBBS students

King’s students must have passed Stage 1 and Stage 2.

External students must have first time passes for years 1 and 2 and all SSCs.

 

Entry requirements for Dental students

BDS students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 or 4 if applicable.

 

Entry requirements for Veterinary students

Veterinary students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 if applicable.

 

For further information please see the Intercalated webpage.

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.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

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.

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.

Employability

Graduates are equipped with a variety of transferable skills including data gathering, analysis and interpretation, presentation skills and teamwork. Our graduates are well-qualified to undertake a wide range of careers or training for a higher degree such as an MSc or PhD; with recent graduates continuing to study in medicine, dentistry and other related fields including pharmaceutical sciences, cardiovascular pharmacology and biomedical research.

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 academic year is £29,460 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

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
One year
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2022
Application deadline:
26 January 2022
King's Apply

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