Masters in Medical Science & Technology (MMST)
The spectacular advancements in the realm of medical science and technology that our globe has witnessed in the recent decades have been largely possible because of a marriage between medicine and technology. Our mission is to provide a platform of interdisciplinary teaching and research in the field of medical science and technology, which can lead to a better integrated healthcare delivery system in India. To meet the challenges posed by medicine in the 21st century, the country needs a new breed of medical professional who can work towards the fusion of medical science with technology and can bridge the two disciplines. Our vision is to have a medical academic institute with a multi-specialty research centre at its core, with the motto of education and collaboration for biomedical research and development, alongside treatment and healthcare delivery.
School of Medical Science and Technology (SMST), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur offers a 3 years post graduate programme - Masters in Medical science and Technology (MMST) for MBBS graduates. This programme imparts engineering skills to medical professionals and train them for the state-of-art medical research in frontier areas of Medical Imaging, Molecular Imaging and Image Analysis, Biomaterials and Imploants, Biophysics, Medical Statics, Telemedicine, biomedical instrumentation, Early Detection of Cancer, Immuno-technology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Biomedical Simulation, Wound research and so on. After the completion of this course the medical professional become well equipped to fill the void that separates the medical sciences from advanced technology.
Duration : 3 years (4 semesters of course work with one year project)
Apart from the existing 3years interdisciplinary Masters Programme in Medical Science and Technology (MMST) for medical doctors and MS and PhD programms in Medical Science and Technology, the school has introduced an M.Tech Program (2 years) in Medical Imaging and Image Analysis from 2007.
The students of MMST serve as Medical officers rendering OPD and Emergency services at B.C roy Technology Hospital - a hospital housing research laboratories for Medical Imaging, Instrumentation and Telemedicine. This provides the clinical acumen to the students for interdisciplinary research. The Hospital has 35 beds with well-equipped pathology laboratory, X-ray department, ICU and covers areas of pediatrics, dental, dermatology, opathalmology, ENT and orthopedics. It provides round the clock emergency services in addition to indoor OPD service. .........MORE.....