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Advanced Medical Technologies (Postgraduate Diploma, L9, 60 ECTS)

  • Status: Register Your Interest

  • Campus: Blended

  • years: 1.5

  • Fees: €7,000

Course Overview

The aim of the Postgraduate 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.

This is a scientific and technical course of study and involves electrical and electronic engineering concepts and the learning of Python programming language.

Modules to be delivered throughout the course:

Anatomy and Physiology (10 credits)

Medical Instrumentation and Clinical Technology (10 credits)

Programming for Medical Technology (10 credits)

Healthcare Technology Management (10 credits)

Advanced Imaging (10 credits)

Medical Technology Process Control (5 credits)

Biomaterials and Sterilization​ (5 credits)

Contact Details

Academic Queries

Mairead Dennehy


General Queries

Flexible Learning Office


Telephone: (061) 293802

What are the entry requirements?

(a) A minimum PASS Honours Bachelor Degree (Level 8) in a cognate discipline.


(b) A minimum PASS Honours Bachelor Degree (Level 8) in a non-cognate discipline with considerable (3+ years) relevant experience and/or ability evidenced by an RPL portfolio of prior experience and learning.


(c) A minimum PASS Bachelor Degree (Level 7) in a cognate discipline with considerable (3+ years) relevant experience and/or ability evidenced by an RPL portfolio of prior experience and learning.


Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be granted based on relevant experience and training in accordance with TUS’s RPL Policy.
Please review the academic entry requirements for this programme. If you do not hold these qualifications but would like your application to be assessed under RPL please select YES on the online application form.

More Information

  • The proposed delivery schedule is subject to change.

    This programme will be delivered in a Blended format (predominantly online weekly with 3 on-campus workshops/seminars in Semester 2).

    Number of Days/Evenings per week: 3 (6pm – 9pm)

    Delivery Day/Evening: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

    Number of Hours per day/evening: 3

    10 hours structured delivery per week. This is in the form of pre-recorded and/or Live Lectures as well as live online lab/lecture lab sessions.

    16 hours unstructured engagement per week. Student commitment outside of the structured time, will amount to approximately 4 hours per 5 credit module. This will be in the form of studying and revising class material, completing individual and group assignments and independent research.

  • 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.

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

  • Full course fee: €7,000