The course covers material optimisation and engineering of biomedical devices while addressing biological considerations to optimise device performance. Such an approach has a wide application range, incorporating transitory invasive devices to permanent implants for repair, replacement and regenerative treatments.
The principles of the course are highly relevant to both the established medical device sector and the emerging regenerative medicine industry.
You will gain experience of the type of problems encountered by academic and industrial researchers, both via taught courses and project work. Written and oral presentations will be undertaken at various stages of the course.
Following the successful completion of the taught modules, a major individual project is undertaken over the summer, developing students' ability to engage independent learning and preparing them for postgraduate research or careers in industry or hospital. The project area is flexible and will be supervised by a member of academic staff.
Previous projects have included:
- bending fatigue testing of an intervertebral disc replacement device
- quantification of tissue response around a novel biodegradable composite designed for craniofacial bone repair
- a preliminary study on bilayer and novel sandwich chitosan scaffolds
- synthesis and controlled degradation of poly-e-caprolactone with lauricanhydride
- investigating surface roughness and surface chemistry influences on osteoblast responses in-vitro
- the effect of mechanical stimulation on induced plant potent stem cells
Students can also undertake the project as part of an industrial placement or internship in the UK or overseas, but the students must either have links with the company or apply to the company during the academic year.
English language course for academic purposes
Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English, the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs 5-week English language and study skills courses for Engineering.
These courses are designed in collaboration with the faculty and prepare students going on to postgraduate MSc programmes within the Faculty of Engineering.
If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to this course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that:
- you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS
- you take a 5-week English language and academic skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course
- your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework
For more details, please visit the CELE website or email email@example.com
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