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Regenerative Medicine & Innovation Technology Intercalated BSc

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Overview

Our Regenerative Medicine & Innovation Technology Intercalated BSc offers you the opportunity to study the fascinating and rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of regenerative medicine, which focuses on the repair, replacement or regeneration of tissues and organs. We combine this with Innovation Technology, which will teach you the practical skills you will need to run your own business or practice.

For more information, including details on how to apply, see our Intercalated BSc pages.

The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.

Key benefits:

  • Learn vital skills in a cutting-edge field of medicine.
  • Develop practical skills for running your own business.
  • Leads to an intercalated BSc.
  • Learn from and work closely with experts in the field.

Key information

UCAS code N/A

Duration One year

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Further details

Awarding institution King’s College London

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Course detail

Description

The science of regenerative medicine and, in particular, the design of intelligent biomimetic materials that are capable of interacting with their biological environment has been evolving rapidly in the last two decades. As a result, researchers from many fields are coming together to address exciting new challenges for replacing hard and soft tissues and essential organs with materials, scaffolds and medical devices. Regenerative medicine uses a combination of approaches, including biomedical materials science, gene therapy, stem cell transplantation and tissue engineering.

The Innovation Technology section of this course will teach you how to translate ideas into successful businesses. We will cover areas of employment law, accounting and business- plan writing, all of which you will need to set up and fund a medical business or even a dental or clinical practice.

The overall course is designed to develop key research-based skills and in particular prepare students interested in orthopaedics or dentistry with knowledge of this rapidly evolving science and industry.

If you are interested in Orthopaedics or Dentistry, you will find the Intercalated BSc in Regenerative Medicine & Innovation Technology an ideal course. It provides insight into biomaterial/cellular interactions through two required taught modules and a challenging research project. It provides an opportunity to become familiar with up-to-date peer-reviewed literature through course and project work, and to develop research techniques in this exciting field.

You will also have the chance to present your project work within the Department and possibly at conferences. Working side-by-side with PhD and postdoctoral students is an important experience and many of our students are able to contribute in some way towards research publications.

Teaching

We will teach you through a combination of lectures and seminars, although some modules will also involve labwork.                 

 
  

Module

  
  

Lectures

  
  

Seminars & tutorials

  
  

Practical/lab work

  
  

Private study

  
  

Other

  

Applied Biomaterials

60 hours

60 hours

-

100 hours

80 hours

Materials Science for Healthcare

60 hours

40 hours

-

50 hours

-

Innovation Technology

25 hours

30 hours

-

95 hours

-

Research Project in Regenerative Medicine

-

10 hours

144 hours

150 hours

-

Long Research Project in Regenerative Medicine

-

10 hours

240 hours

200 hours

-

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

As this program is very research-focussed, students are encouraged to undertake the Long Research Project and select a small 15 CU option. Every year, we propose a new list of exciting projects which integrate into the world-class research of the Tissue Engineering and Biophotonics groups at King's.

Examples of past projects: 2015 – 2016

  • Biology of Biofilm
  • Utilising polarised Macrophages to modulate endothelial networks complexity in 2.5D and 3D culture
  • Establishing a scalable and modular perfused 3D model of vascular network
  • Characterisation of Biofilms and their Effects on Hard Tissue Substrates
  • Dentin bonding technologies for adhesive bone cements
  • Fatigue properties of available (cyanoacrylate) bone adhesives
  • Miniaturised tip force sensing for Cardiac Catheterisation
  • Hyperspectral imaging for cancer diagnosis
  • Testing and designing clinical instruments for biofilm and bacterial detection
  • Quantitative 3D analysis of bone resorption from osteoclasts and analysis of anti-resorptive compounds
  • Use of Photo activated disinfection for dermal disinfection therapy
  • Design and fabrication of a novel nerve guide system
  • Targeted and controlled drug delivery
  • Bone tissue engineering: Composite scaffolds
  • Controlled delivery of strontium folate as an alternative to strontium ranelate
  • Modification of orthopaedic bone cements for vertebroplasty

Assessment

Only Innovation Technology will be assessed entirely through a dissertation. Your other modules will combine assessment methods.

Module

Examinations

Essays/reports/

dissertations

Presentations/

orals/ vivas

Other types of In course assessment

Applied Biomaterials

60%

20%

-

20%

Materials Science for Healthcare

60%

-

20%

20%

Innovation Technology

-

-

100%

-

Research Project in Regenerative Medicine

-

70%

20%

10%

Long Research Project in Regenerative Medicine

-

70%

20%

10%

 

Location

This course is primarily taught at King’s College London Guy’s Campus on the South Bank of the Thames, putting you at the heart of everything London has to offer in terms of academic resources and also close to its social and entertainment attractions.

 

Regulating body

King’s College London is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

View our full list of intercalated courses.

View further information about how to apply.

Structure

Year 1

 

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

You are required to take:

  • Applied Biomaterials (30 credits)
  • Materials Science for Healthcare (15 credits)
  • Innovation Technology (15 credits)

In addition, you are required to take one of the following:

  • Research Project in Regenerative Medicine (30 credits)

  • Long Research Project in Regenerative Medicine (45 credits)

Optional Modules

Take sufficient credits to bring your total for the year to 120, from  a range of optional modules which may typically include:

  • Biology of Ageing (15 credits)

  • Oral Biology (30 credits)

  • A language module (15 credits)

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

Entry requirements

 

Required subjects

Please see the Intercalated BSc Entry Requirements page.

Preferred subjects

Please see the Intercalated BSc Entry Requirements page.

Further information and other requirements

 

Selection procedure

 Application deadline: 

King's students: 27th January 2020  
Non-King's students: 17th February 2020    

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees EU:

Students starting their programme in 2020/21 (September 2020) who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2021/22.

The UK tuition fee for the 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 academic year is £26,700 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/expenses

In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for:
• books if you choose to buy your own copies
• college approved calculator for exams (Casio fx83 or fx85)
• 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 see the Intercalated BSc Fees & Funding page.

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.


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