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MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY BACHELOR OF SCIENCE


What is the programme about?


The healthcare industry in Ireland and internationally is growing exponentially and the use of sophisticated medical technology and instrumentation has created a demand for specialized, well trained graduates in the emerging field of Medical Technology. The overall purpose of the programme is to provide students with the opportunity to pursue a multidisciplinary programme of study and meet the growing demand for technologists with specialist skills in Medical Technology.


This programme will allow the student to combine a broad knowledge of science, medical, electrical/electronic principles with the specific knowledge required for the applications of medical technology as an integral member of the healthcare team. Basic Emergency Medical training is also provided as part of the programme. You will also gain a parallel award as an accredited Emergency First Responder.


Who is the programme suited to?


This programme is designed for students who have a keen interest in science, technology and medicine and who wish to pursue successful careers in the dynamic and fast emerging field of Medical Technology. You will have small class sizes, dedicated lecturers, and gain hands-on experience of state of the art medical technologies as they are used in hospital, healthcare and industry settings.


Modules


Year 1: Cell & Molecular Biology, Applied Chemistry, Principles of Medical Care, Mathematics & Information Technology, Medical Physics, Electrical Engineering Principles, Introduction to Electronics.


Year 2: Anatomy & Physiology, Clinical Biochemistry & Medical Microbiology, Medical Technology & Clinical Applications I, Mathematics for Medical Technology, Medical Instrumentation & Control, Medical Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Electrical & Instrumentation Drawing (CAD).


Year 3: Medical Management & Emergency Care (Elective 1) Medical Technology Project (Elective 2), Medical Technology and Clinical Applications 2, Quality Assurance, Validation and Statistics, PLC Control Systems, HMI & SCADA, Automation for Medical Technology, On-site Placement & Portfolio.


What can I do after the programme?


The programme content has been carefully developed in conjunction with medical and industrial partners to develop a specific skill set relevant to employment in Medical Technology support roles. The programme offers you excellent employment opportunities and career prospects in key areas within the healthcare sector including Hospitals and other Healthcare Providers, in addition to industry roles in medical equipment manufacture, service, sales and distribution.


Graduates of the programme may progress to the one year add-on Level 8 Honours Degree in Medical Technology. Graduates (with Year 3, Elective 1 module) will also be eligible to undertake the external examinations of the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council and become an accredited Emergency Medical Technician.


Class Contact Hours 24 hours per week.


Programme Code LC268


Programme Level Level 7


CAO Points 2015 345


Duration 3 years


Location


Moylish Campus, Limerick


Minimum Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate (2017): A minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.


QQI FET/FETAC Applicants & Mature Applicants: Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information.


Undergraduate Prospectus 2017/2018 121 < FOR FURTHER INFORMATION


Contact Dr. Brendan Murphy, Programme Leader


Tel: 061 293815 Email: brendan.murphy@lit.ie Web: www.lit.ie/Courses/LC268


LC268


Department of Applied Science


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