Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Advanced Medical Technologies (September 2021)

Limerick Institute of Technology (AMT-HCI-21)
Key Programme Details
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Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Advanced Medical Technologies

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Full Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Applied Science

General Information
Contact

Springboard+ Coordinator

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293055

Address

Springboard+ Team @ LIT
Flexible Learning Department
Limerick Institute of Technology
Flexible Learning Office (3A.06)
Moylish Park
Limerick
V94 EC5T

Important Dates
Application Deadline

16/08/2021

Start Date

13/09/2021

End Date

19/12/2022

About this Course

Please note this programme will commence in SEPTEMBER 2021, applications will open in JUNE 2021. In the meantime, please read the Programme Information/Entry Requirements & Application Procedures. Please email Springboard@lit to be added to the Interest List. You will receive an email alert when this programme officially opens for online applications.
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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.

Programme Outline
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.

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.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

a) A minimum honours bachelor degree (Level 8) in any discipline with minimum two years relevant work based experience and/or ability, evidenced by an RPL portfolio of prior experience and learning
Or
(b) A minimum ordinary bachelor degree (Level 7) in any discipline with minimum three years relevant work based 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 for
example IELTS 6.0
Or
(d) Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should notify the Flexible Learning Office and request consideration under RPL. Please submit your application online and then email all your supporting documents to Springboard@lit.ie

3. EXAMS: Please note that the exams for this course will be part continuous assessment and part final sit down exam. Exams take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm. TBC closer to exam time.

4. ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

5. FEES: €675 is the subsidised fee for employed applicants. This programme is 90% Springboard funded for employed applicants and 100% Springboard funded for unemployed applicants.

Long Description

Please note this programme will commence in SEPTEMBER 2021, applications will open in JUNE 2021. In the meantime, please read the Programme Information/Entry Requirements & Application Procedures. Please email Springboard@lit to be added to the Interest List. You will receive an email alert when this programme officially opens for online 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.

Programme Outline
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.

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.

Timetable Info

This programme will open in June 2021 for applications
This programme will be delivered in a Blended format ie. a mix of online and classroom sessions
Classes will take place in LIT Moylish, Limerick

Delivery Location

This programme will open in June 2021 for applications
This programme will be delivered in a Blended format ie. a mix of online and classroom sessions
Classes will take place in LIT Moylish, Limerick

Delivery Notes

This programme will open in June 2021 for applications
This programme will be delivered in a Blended format ie. a mix of online and classroom sessions
Classes will take place in LIT Moylish, Limerick

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Springboard+ Coordinator

Address

Springboard+ Team @ LIT
Flexible Learning Department
Limerick Institute of Technology
Flexible Learning Office (3A.06)
Moylish Park
Limerick
V94 EC5T

Phone

+353 61 293055

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

RPL Information

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be granted based on relevant experience and training in accordance with LIT's RPL Policy.

Application Procedures

This programme will open in June 2021 for applications

Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie

To complete your application process you must email Springboard@lit.ie the following supporting documents:

1. Current CV - showing qualification & relevant work experience
2. Proof of existing Level 8/ Level 7 educational qualifications
3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of employment ie. payslip/p60 (amounts can be redacted) / social welfare payment ie. receipt/letter

Please note that places are LIMITED and only COMPLETE applications can be assessed. Please apply online here for your programme and ensure ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS are emailed to Springboard@lit.ie on application. Any missing documents will lead to a delay in processing.

This programme is 90% funded for those in employment. Students who fall into this category must pay a fee of €675 to secure their place on the programme.

EMPLOYED APPLICANTS: ONE of the following: A recent payslip / most recent P60 / revenue documentation letter from employer confirming this (amounts may be redacted from financial documents) / letter/email from employer / proof from company website etc.

UNEMPLOYED APPLICANTS: Proof of social welfare: Written confirmation from the Department of Employment Social Protection (DEASP) that you are a Social Welfare recipient at the commencement of the course. Name of payment. Receipt from Post Office may suffice.

RETURNERS: If you are a returner who has been on home or other caring duties for 9 of the last 12 months OR you are economically dependent on a partner or spouse and have been unemployed for 9 of the last 12 months you must supply a notarized affidavit confirming this. Please email Springboard@lit.ie to request this form.

FORMERLY SELF-EMPLOYED: Provide a letter/statement from Revenue stating that the applicant is no longer trading or a similar letter from the applicants (former) accountant should be sufficient.

FEES: €675 is the subsidised fee for employed applicants. This programme is 90% Springboard funded for employed applicants and 100% Springboard funded for unemployed applicants.