Develop the skills you need for a career as a clinical technologist, capable of applying your knowledge to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients. You will learn: *To design and manufacture medical equipment *Tissue engineering and wound repair for making artificial organs *Application, repair and maintenance of medical devices *To carry out physiological measurements, such as ECG, EMG, BMI, spirometry and skin analysis You will specialise in three areas - renal technology (dialysis), rehabilitation engineering (prosthetics / orthotics), and medical technology/engineering. Technological innovation in the field of medicine and healthcare is accelerating at an enormous pace. The modern hospital is now the centre of a technologically sophisticated healthcare system, and this requires equally technologically sophisticated staff. This mean you’ll be highly employable as a graduate. A placement year in industry, taken in year three of the programme, enables you to build contacts whilst developing your skills and professional confidence. Professional accreditation Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Placements This 4-year BSc (Hons) Clinical Technology programme offers you the opportunity to take up a placement year working in industry in your third year. The placement year is an excellent way to develop your professional experience, build industry contacts, and gain insight into the day-to-day work of a professional clinical technologist. Placements are predominantly salaried positions and may lead to offers of employment upon graduation if you excel during your placement. Recent placement destinations include:
- DePuySynthes (Johnson & Johnson)
- Smith & Nephew
- Biomet Healthcare UK Ltd
- GE Healthcare
- Stanmore Orthopaedics
- Smiths Medicals
- IMI Precision Manufacturing
Year 1 Design, Build and Test (core) Mathematics for Clinical Technologists (core) Practical Electronics (core) Engineering Materials (core) Computer Aided Engineering (core) Clinical Instrumentation and Imaging (core) Year 2 Telemedicine for the Digital Health Age (core) Clinical Movement Analysis (core) Electronics for Bio-Sensing (core) Healthcare Technology Project (core) Cell and Tissue Biology (core) Functional Anatomy & Human Physiological Measurements (core) Year 3 Clinical Diagnostics (core) Renal Technology (optional) Biomaterials with Implant Design and Technology (optional) Rehabilitation and Prosthetics (core) Medical Ethics and Quality Management (core) Individual Research Project (core)
Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, practical lab sessions, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework, lab tests and written exams, with all forms being well represented throughout all years of the course across all modules.
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|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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