CDT in Healthcare Innovation
The Centre for Doctoral Training in Healthcare Innovation concerns healthcare innovation and, specifically, training the next generation of biomedical engineering (BME) researchers.These researchers need not only to be well-equipped with a knowledge of modern BME principles and techniques, but also need to be well-versed in the principles and application of translational research skills (i.e. have an appreciation of the potential healthcare impact of technology advances, principles of clinical trials and commercialization of research). Such training will lead to higher quality research, explored in more depth, and we expect graduates from our programme to go on become leaders in the BME field in academia or the healthcare industry.
Students spend their first year exploring the different areas of biomedical engineering before choosing the DPhil research topic they will spend the next 3 years working on. The Research Councils UK (RCUK) Digital Economy Programme is supporting the cost of running the CDT in Healthcare Innovation for six intakes of students. The sixth and final intake of students in the current programme will be starting during October 2014.
Please check back at the end of November for more information about the operation of the CDT for 2015-2016.