Launching in 2018/19, this new iBSc Mathematics, Computers and Medicine will capitalise on the wealth of interdisciplinary research at UCL.
Extraordinary developments in computers and processing power are affecting almost every field of medicine: vast new "big data" sets link an individual's genetic makeup to behavioural and social data and medical history; miniaturisation is boosting point-of-care diagnostics and real-time physiological monitoring; new imaging modalities are driving the emergence of computational anatomy; robotics are transforming surgery; genomics, proteomics and metabolomics are creating precision medicine.
A new approach is needed to prepare the next generation of doctors to take advantage of this revolution. It is necessary to go beyond generation and classification of data to extract the underlying biology and pathology which they describe. Our new iBSc Mathematics, Computers and Medicine will offer students training and research projects at the frontier between biomedicine, computer science and mathematics.
Key information and entry
1 year integrated BSc [Year 3: Medicine MBBS BSc]
Available to Year 3 students studying the Medicine MBBS BSc
The programme will be run jointly with the Department of Computer Science, and will provide teaching in advanced mathematics, computer programing, mathematical modelling and analysis of big data.
Aims of the programme:
- To foster increased awareness, confidence and competence in quantitative approaches to medicine and biomedical sciences.
- To allow medical students to bridge the interdisciplinary gap between medicine, mathematics and computer science.
- To train a cohort of doctors who will be at the vanguard of exploiting the data and computational revolutions which will transform medical care in the 21st century.
Full curriculum details will be announced in due course.
Fees and funding
For further information about current tuition fees and funding support visit the UCL Undergraduate Degrees website.
Second year medical students should submit their application through Moodle. Decisions are based on personal statements assessed by programme tutors.
The iBSc Mathematics, Computers and Medicine offers students an invaluable opportunity to bridge the interdisciplinary gap between medicine, mathematics and computer science.