MRes in Medical Robotics and Image Guided Intervention

Medical Robotics and Image Guided Intervention are two technology driven areas of medicine that have experienced tremendous growth and improvement over the last twenty years, partly driven by the surgical aim of progressively less invasive and harmful treatments.  This course will provide the research experience required to work within the highly innovative field of medical robotics and surgical technology.  All teaching and research will take place in the brand new facilities of the Hamlyn Centre, which was founded by Professor Guang-Zhong Yang and Lord Ara Darzi, supported by a major endowment from Lady Hamlyn and the Helen Hamlyn Trust, as well as a major medical robotics infra-structure grant from the Wolfson Foundation and the NIHR.
This is a multidisciplinary field and is led by three internationally known departments: the Hamlyn Centre for Medical Robotics (part of the Institute of Global Health Innovation), the Department of Surgery and Cancer and the Department of Computing.  Taught modules include a mixture of engineering and medical topics such as medical robotics and instrumentation, minimally invasive surgery, surgical imaging and optics, image guided intervention, perception and ergonomics.
Students will spend nine months working on a cutting edge research project.  By the end of the course, students will
  • have a broad general knowledge of the current technology used within clinical work;
  • have an interdisciplinary knowledge of the working in collaboration with surgeons to develop new technological advances in the field of surgery;
  • have experience in the methodology and principles of conducting research with application to clinical medicine and surgery; and
  • have the skills required for the participant to have a successful career within industry, or an academic research position such as a PhD studentship.
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