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Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Advanced Medical Technologies

Status: Opening June 21


Level

09

Duration

15 Months

Department

Applied Science


Start Date

13/09/2021

Course Type

Flexible & Professional

Location

Limerick

*** This programme will open in June 2021 for online applications. Please email Springboard@lit.ie to be added to the Interest List and you will receive an email alert when we open for applications. ***

The aim of the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Medical Technologies is to combine a broad knowledge of science, engineering, electronics and information technology with specific knowledge of medical devices and emerging medical technologies.

The learners will gain a deep understanding of medical devices that, combined with prior knowledge of
engineering and/or science, will provide a learning environment to upskill and reskill enabling them to be effective leaders in medical device design, manufacturing and application. The learner will be introduced to how medical technology utilises knowledge of electronics, mechanics, materials and anatomy and physiology to solve problems and provide solutions for modern healthcare management. The programme will enable an understanding of the operating principles and applications of medical technology currently and proposed to be designed and manufactured in Ireland.

The program will also respond to the requirements of the medical device industry for graduates skilled in Data analysis, Quantification of Quality Assurance and Continuous improvement as well as the use of Artificial Intelligence in all aspects of healthcare.

What are the entry requirements?

(a) A minimum PASS honours bachelor degree (Level 8) in a cognate discipline.

OR

(b) A minimum PASS honours bachelor degree (Level 8) in a non-cognate discipline with considerable experience and/or ability evidenced by an RPL portfolio of prior experience and learning.

OR

(c) Equivalent Qualifications. Applicants with equivalent qualifications on the European and International frameworks will also be considered. International students must evidence a proficiency in English language (IELTS 6.0).

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

Advanced Medical Technology Project: Industry based/partnered project. Measurement/simulation and testing/analysis of medical technology.
Medical Technology Project Design and Statistics: Project design and management strategies. Statistical analysis of results.
Anatomy and Physiology: Structure and function of the human body systems and the role of technology in treatment.
Biomaterials and Sustainability: Biocompatibility of materials. Sterilization, infection control and sustainability.
Biomechanics and Fluid Dynamics: The mechanics of locomotion, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. FEA modelling and simulation.
ICT, Telemetry and Artificial Intelligence in Heal: ICT and AI in medical tech. Healthcare management in the home using telemetry and wearable technologies.
Medical Instrumentation and Clinical Technology: Latest advances in medical instrumentation and clinical technology from diagnosis to treatment.
Medical Technology Maintenance and Service: Problem solving, debug and preventative maintenance of medical technologies.
Quality and Automation in Medical Device Manufacturing: Quality measurement and continuous improvement. Automation and Reg Affairs in the medical device industry.

More Information

Delivery

This programme will run online from September 2021 to December 2022
10 hours per week. Exact timetable TBC.

Semester 1: September - December 

Semester 2: January - May

Semester 3: September - December

What will the time commitment be?

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.

Assessment 

TBC

Qualification 

Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Advanced Medical Technologies (Level 9, 60 ECTS).

For queries relating to the course 

Contact: Department of Flexible Learning

LIT Moylish, Tel: 061 293055

Email: Springboard@lit.ie

Academic Queries

Email: mairead.dennehy@lit.ie

Course Fees

The total fee for this programme is €6,750. This programme is funded by the National Training Fund under Human Capital Iniatitive Pillar 1 and all successful applicants will receive 90% funding for employed applicants and 100% funding for unemployed applicants.

The 10% fee to be paid will be €675 for all successful employed applicants.

Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020.

Human Capital Initiative Pillar 1 is funded by the National Training Fund.

 

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