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MSc Medical Engineering

Year 1

(Award available for year: Master of Science)

Learning outcomes

On completion of this programme students should be able to:
- demonstrate in-depth, specialist knowledge and mastery of the basic scientific principles and techniques that underpin Medical Engineering
- demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of Medical Engineering;
- recognise the complex multidisciplinary nature of the Medical Engineering and the need to engage all stakeholders through the research phase and beyond;
- demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques and tools necessary for the advancement of Medical Engineering and the role of protocol and standards;
- be able to comprehend the clinical challenges within a given subject area and develop, execute and disseminate research associated with overcoming this challenge;
- critically and creatively evaluate current clinical issues, research and advanced scholarship in the discipline.

Transferable (key) skills

Masters (Taught), Postgraduate Diploma & Postgraduate Certificate students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;
- evaluating their own achievement and that of others;
- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;
- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;
- critical engagement in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.


Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:

- evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;
- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;
- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;
- evaluating and criticising received opinion;
- making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.


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