Available: Part- Time
Duration: 1 Year
Award: Specialist Diploma
Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Minor Award
Faculty: Science and Engineering
Course Type: Taught Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 10, 2021
The application deadline for these programmes has been extended to the January 10th 2021 to accommodate demand. Please note programmes may close in advance of deadline.
This programme will specifically to enable Researchers and Design Engineers/Technicians in the Medical Technology industry, lead and deliver platform, incremental and radical product and process design projects in their own organisation.
The programme will provide graduates with fundamental theoretical and practical skills, abilities and knowledge for successful medical technology design in accordance with regulatory requirements and quality management systems.
Through the use of world class design roadmaps, graduates will understand the stages of Prototype Development, Pilot Scale Systems Development, Testing and Demonstrating Results and Product Launch. Graduates will be capable of applying the appropriate tools and techniques of the latter stages of the product development process. Graduates will have an appreciation of how to apply these tools and techniques and have the ability to make a meaningful contribution to the Key Performance Indicators of their company/ organisation.
Delivery will be through a blended learning approach. This will include face-to-face classroom workshops, webinars and moderated discussion boards. Material will be introduced through expert workshops and learning will be developed through prescribed readings and other activities such as case studies, simulations, online activities, computational problems and other media. A series of tutor facilitated skills based workshops held for each module at which practical exercises and applications reinforce the learning material studied by participants in the on-line environment. This mode guides participants through material but requires them to deploy the learning in their own organisation through the delivery of an in-company project. Assessment of students will be based on a combination of regular assignments submitted throughout the course in conjunction with delivery of a company critical design project.
The programme will consist of 6 taught modules
DESIGN THINKING FOR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES I
DESIGN FOR SIX SIGMA I (MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES)
HUMAN FACTORS FOR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
DESIGN THINKING FOR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES II
DESIGN FOR SIX SIGMA II (MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES)
Innovation and Technology Transfer
Successful participants will be
1) Knowledgeable of the requirements for medical technology development and evaluation
2) Creative in medical technology concept design
3) Understand that a collaborative approach with all aspects of the business is necessary for successful technology design
4) Articulate in presenting and describing the evolution and assessment of technology design
This programme has secured Government funding through the July Stimulus Postgraduate Skills package. Eligible applicants can avail of 90-100% funding. Please click here for eligibility criteria
What to include with your application
- Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)
- English language qualifications (if English is not your first language)
- A copy of your most recent CV
- A copy of your passport or birth certificate (long version)
- Proof of status - Please click here for more information
Academic Entry Requirements
An honors level degree at a 2.2 standard and 3 to 5 years experience in the medical technology sector.
The recognition of prior learning and prior experiential learning as per university policy will be applied to this course. UL’s PRL policy will be applied to this course. The course board may at its discretion accept a level lower qualification with stronger evidence of prior learning and experience. Entry is decided on a case by case basis.
Applicants may be required to undertake an interview and satisfy the course admission team that they have the ability to complete and benefit from this course.