MSc in Medical Devices


Program Description

MSc in Medical Devices

This MSc course provides engineers and physical scientists with knowledge and understanding of the medical devices used in diagnosis and treatment of patients.

The course is delivered by staff of the EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Devices and Health Technologies (CDT), with colleagues from Engineering, the Life Sciences and Physical Sciences. There’s also input from clinical advisers from the NHS and elsewhere.

The training programme equips you with the basic knowledge and terminology in current life science subjects to allow you to explore topics in your own research project with direction from your supervisor.

You'll gain practical experience in the life science techniques and an appreciation of interdisciplinary project work.

You’ll study

This credit-based modular degree comprises assessed instructional classes and project work.

You’ll also undertake a research project. You’ll choose from a list of relevant industrial or clinical projects, and submit a thesis.

Recent Projects

There's a range of projects topics you can choose from. Some of our more recent titles are:

  • Vaccine delivery via high-throughput nanoparticle-enhanced cell imaging in microfluidic devices
  • Development of an optically guided navigated orthopedic surgical tool (OGNOST)
  • Developing a means of diagnosing and assessing prosodic deficits in people with Parkinson's disease
  • A plastic laser diagnostic platform for assessing the risk of cardiovascular disease

Course content

Compulsory classes:

  • Medical Science for Engineering
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Electronics
  • Professional Studies in Biomedical Engineering
  • Research Methodology
  • Advanced Techniques in Biomedical Research
  • Medical Genomics
  • Introductory Pharmacology

Elective classes:

  • Tissue Mechanics
  • Regenerative Medicine & Tissue Engineering
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Cardiovascular Devices
  • Clinical & Sports Biomechanics
  • Bio-signal Processing & Analysis
  • Biomaterials & Biocompatibility
  • Introduction to Biomechanics
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Advanced Techniques in Biochemistry
  • Advanced Techniques in Molecular Biology
  • Medical Device Project
  • Learning & teaching

The first and second semesters consist of taught classes, laboratory demonstrations, practical exercises and clinical visits.

Entry requirements

First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in engineering, physical science, life science, medicine, or a profession allied to medicine.

English Language Requirement

IELTs 6.5 or equivalent

Last updated Mar 2018

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About the School

Our Faculty of Engineering is the biggest in Scotland. We're also one of the largest, best equipped engineering faculties in the UK.

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