Here Biomedical Cybernetics refers to the classical definition of cybernetics as applied to biological and biomedical systems, that is, the technology-abstracted study of biological and biomedical systems and signals, and concepts such as the following, as applied to biological and biomedical systems and signals: systems theory, analysis, modelling, behaviour and control; data, signal and image acquisition, analysis and processing; study and extraction of information, pattern and intelligence; understanding of knowledge directed processes; decision-making processes; and the design and development of devices to achieve the above; and the application of digital technologies to medicine, healthcare and wellbeing.
The programme at the University of Malta has a taught component that provides the required skills to the candidates and a research component that engages the candidate to apply their background and newly learnt skills to a specific research problem broadly related to the areas of medicine and biology.
While the Centre for Biomedical Cybernetics has a number of ongoing research themes such as in brain signal analysis, biomedical imaging, wearable health-care devices, patient rehabilitation, ambient assisted and independent living, MRI studies, gait and motion analysis, interested candidates are encouraged to approach the Centre to discuss their interests as related to biomedical cybernetics.
Successful students completing the Masters of Science in Biomedical Cybernetics would be either adding a strong technical component to their background in any area related to medicine and biology or, for the technical and engineering graduates, to obtain training that will enable them to apply their technical background specifically to problem in medicine and biology, an area which is becoming more and more dominated by technology, data acquisition and processing.
Graduates from this course will also be eligible to follow doctoral studies in areas broadly related to biomedical cybernetics.
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- Research Project in Biomedical Cybernetics
- Special Topics in Biomedical Cybernetics
- Research Methods for Engineering
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- 18 months
- 36 months
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DisciplinesBio & Biomedical Engineering Biomedicine Biotechnology
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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of the following qualifications:
- a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree with at least Second Class Honours or
- a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree with at least Second Class Honours in appropriate subjects as approved by the Board or
- the degree of Doctor of Medicine and Surgery or
- the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (with a classification of Second Class Honours or better if awarded from July 2009 onwards) or
- the degree of Master of Dental Surgery awarded from July 2018 onwards or
- a qualification deemed by Senate, on the recommendation of the Board, to be equivalent or higher to the qualifications listed above.
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International13400 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13400 EUR per year during 18 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 18 months.
- Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.