M.Sc. Medical Visualisation & Human Anatomy

| Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
This Medical Visualisation & Human Anatomy programme is the first taught Masters programme in medical visualisation in the UK. Offered jointly by the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow School of Art, it combines actual cadaveric dissection with 3D digital reconstruction, interaction and visualisation.

Description

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Why this programme
  • You will examine human anatomy and reconstruct it in a real-time 3D environment for use in education, simulation, and training.
  • You will have access to the largest stereo 3D lab in Europe, and its state-of-the-art facilities such as laser scanner (for 3D data acquisition), stereo 3D projection, full body motion capture system, haptic devices and ambisonic sound.
  • You will also have access to the Laboratory of Human Anatomy at the University of Glasgow, one of the largest in Europe.
  • The programme has excellent industry connections through research and commercial projects and there are possible internship opportunities. You will benefit from guest lectures by practitioners, researchers and experts from industry.
  • This programme is accredited by the Institute of Medical Illustrators.
Career prospects

Career opportunities exist within the commercial healthcare device manufacturer, the public and private healthcare sectors, as well as in academic medical visualisation research. Students with medical, biomedical, anatomy, or health professional backgrounds will be able to gain 3D visualisation skills that will enhance their portfolio of abilities; students with computer science or 3D graphics background will be involved in the design and development of healthcare related products through digital technology, eg diagnostic and clinical applications, creating content involving medical visualisation, simulation, cardiac pacemakers, and biomechanically related products for implantation, such as knee, hip and shoulder joint replacements.

Here are some examples of roles and companies for our graduates:

  • Interns and Clinical Assistants at Toshiba Medical Visualisation Systems
  • Research Prosector (GU)
  • 3D printing industry
  • Demonstrators in Anatomy
  • PhD studies - medical history, medical visualisation
  • Medical School
  • Dental School

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee Not specified
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

You will split your time between the Glasgow School of Art (Digital Design Studio) and the University of Glasgow (Laboratory of Human Anatomy). The programme is structured into three stages.

Stage one: digital technologies applied to medical visualisation (delivered by the Digital Design Studio at the Glasgow School of Art)

Core courses
  • 3D modelling and animation
  • Applications in medical visualisation
  • Volumetric and 3D surface visualisation
  • Core research skills for postgraduates.

Stage two: human anatomy (delivered by the Laboratory of Human Anatomy at the University of Glasgow).

Core courses
  • Introduction to anatomy
  • Structure and function of the human body
  • Cadaveric dissection techniques.

In stage three you will complete a self-directed final project, supported throughout with individual supervision.

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
6.5
CAE score
176(Grade B2)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
92

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Requirements

You should have an Honours degree or equivalent in the following disciplines:

  • Life sciences, medical or biomedical science, e.g. anatomy, physiology, dentistry or dental technology, forensic anthropology, molecular biological degrees and the allied health professionals
  • computer science, 3D visualisation, computer graphics, health informatics, mathematics, and physics
  • medical illustration, 3D design, product design, digital media, digital arts, 3D modelling and animation
  • or equivalent professional practice. However, high calibre graduates from other disciplines may be considered if they are able to demonstrate an interest and ability in the field of medical visualisation.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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