Medical Robotics


Professional Certificate (PCert)



Embark on a groundbreaking journey at the intersection of medicine and cutting-edge technology with our online course in Medical Robotics. Immerse yourself in the dynamic realm where precision meets innovation, and witness the transformative power of robotics in the field of healthcare. This course is your ticket to sculpting the future of medical practice. This Professional Certificate (PCert) teaches concepts of Medical Robotics. It will provide knowledge of how these technologies can be deployed in surgery and intervention to improve healthcare. Health organizations need qualified robotics experts and researchers who use cutting-edge robotics technology in surgical environments and healthcare. Explore the latest advancements in robotic-assisted surgery, gaining knowledge about cutting-edge robotic surgical systems that enhance precision and minimize invasiveness. This course is designed for enthusiasts eager to be at the forefront of medical innovation. Whether you're a surgeon looking to enhance your skills or a student fascinated by the potential of robotics in healthcare, this practical course is your gateway to mastering the future of medicine.


This 4-week PCert course is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to apply robotics in medicine and healthcare. Through the final project, you’ll gain the essential knowledge and skills required to implement robotics in medicine and health research. This course aims to provide knowledge of robots for surgeries, image-guided intervention, and computer-assisted surgery and therapy.



Start Date: 31 May 2024

Duration: 1 month (4 weeks)

Delivery: Online

Workload: 4-6 hours per week

Fees: £129

Registration: Register here

Contact: Elisa Hampson



  • Explore the dynamic world of medical robotics, developing the skills to use robotic technologies

  • Participants will command robotic tools to enhance surgical procedures, optimizing patient outcomes

  • Learn how medical robotics contribute to patient-centric care, enhancing the precision, safety, and quality of medical intervention

  • Develop innovative problem-solving skills within the realm of medical robotics



The online distance-learning delivery of the course will provide opportunities to receive expertise from the Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID) researchers, material from our partners, and guest lectures.


  • Module 1: Introduction to robotics: Build a strong foundation in the principles of robotics, from understanding the history and potential of robotics within the context of medical research. Understand the principles of medical robotics, and understand the unique requirements and applications within the healthcare landscape.


  • Module 2: Computer-assisted surgery and therapy: Delve into the intricacies of computer-assisted interventions, discovering how digital precision is revolutionizing surgeries, therapies, and overall patient care. Immerse yourself in therapeutic simulations, where computer-assisted technologies transform the landscape of rehabilitation and treatment. Discover how technology is reshaping therapeutic approaches and optimizing patient outcomes. Learn about concepts of computer-guided surgeries and therapy. Explore different types of robotic systems and applications.


  • Module 3: Image-guided intervention: Explore the power of computer-assisted diagnostic tools, and learn how artificial intelligence aids in medical imaging, and the early detection of diseases. Explore image guidance in the form of computerized navigation, using either Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) images. Dive deep into advanced imaging technologies, from MRI and CT scans to real-time imaging modalities. Understand how these technologies serve as the foundation for image-guided interventions, providing unparalleled insights into patient anatomy and pathology.


  • Module 4: Final research project: Apply your knowledge gained about medical robots in the final project report. Gain insights into the key components and structure of a research report, including the introduction, discussion, and conclusion. Understand the importance of contextualizing your work within the broader landscape of medical robotics in research. Develop skills in interpreting research results and relating them to the broader context of medical robotics. Explore effective strategies for discussing both expected and unexpected outcomes. Understand the importance of proper citation and referencing in maintaining academic integrity.

Entry Requirements


  • This course starts with a beginner level and progresses towards the mid-levels. However, prior programming knowledge is NOT required.
  • This course is designed for all levels of students (Undergraduate students, Master's degree students, or Ph.D.).
  • All our online courses are taught in English. Therefore, you must have good English language skills.

Certificate of Completion


After completing all the modules of this programme, you will be provided with an e-certificate of completion at Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID).

Design AND Delivery


This online programme is delivered on our virtual learning platform (Moodle). The programme is self-paced and it can be completed on your schedule within programme's duration. The online format ensures flexibility for professionals seeking to enhance their skills without disrupting their busy schedules. The programme includes recorded lectures, templates, learning material, ebooks, and research-based tasks. It is designed by the CamCID Research Team and Guest Lecturers (faculty members from international universities).

May include additional material from our partners.

Fees and Funding


UK and International: £129 (including electronic certificate).