Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Engineering based technologies are becoming increasingly important in many aspects of clinical care. For example state of the art imaging systems can provide high-resolution 3-dimensional maps of the body, highlighting damaged or diseases tissues. Robotic virtual reality-driven surgical systems are being developed which could allow surgeons to operate on patients without being in the operating theatre. Many clinical problems may be overcome by tissue engineering where engineers work with biologists to create new tissues for implantation. The elaboration of novel biomaterials and understanding of phenomena at bio-interfaces are essential in the development of biomedical applications such as compatibility and functionality of biomaterials, medical diagnostics, and tissue engineering scaffolds. The development of medical devices (such as modular hip prostheses), healthcare monitoring systems (such as in-body and on-body mounted wireless sensors) and biosensors are all part of our current research activities. In addition the influence of biomechanical or physicochemical stimuli on biological systems at a range of different length scales from subcellular structural mechanics, to cell and tissue mechanobiology and through to whole body biomechanics are also important parts of the research activities related to this programme.
The intercalated BSc in Biomedical Engineering and Clinical Materials aims to provide students with the opportunity to increase their knowledge of engineering and materials-based technologies applied within the clinical environment, related to the Department’s research interests. Students will study aspects of biomechanics, biomaterials, computational methods in medicine, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, medical imaging and rehabilitation technologies. The course is academically rigorous and students will take four level 6 taught courses during the academic year. In addition, you will undertake an extensive research project worth 60 credits, alongside leading research teams in biomedical engineering and materials. The research project accounts for 50% of the final mark and its highly likely the work will contribute to a publication.
Applications from students who have not passed A level maths or physics will not normally be considered.