Pre-requisites: This module assusmes successful completion og an Electronic/Electrical Programme up to FHEQ Level 6 or equivalent at Sheffield or elsewhere

Aims/Description: This core module provides an insight into interdisciplinary unmet medical and biological needs, with an emphasis on imaging and sensing techniques, their limitations, and emerging trends. There will be opportunities to interact with experts in medicine and life sciences during seminars and to observe techniques during site visits to clinical or biomedical research facilities. Assessment in Year 1 will be through research project work and a subsequent presentation centred on an unmet clinical or biological need. This module will introduce students to the medical and biological challenges they will encounter when working on their MSc Research Project in Year 2.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students in the Faculty of Engineering

Staff Contact: Steph Allen
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study, Site visits (6 hours)
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Continuous brief quizzes after each seminar session (max 3 multiple choice questions per seminar)

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Oncology and Metabolism):

Teaching timetable


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