New course to aid ‘healthcare revolution’

Published: 5 November 2015 at 15:54

Professor Richard Aspinall

Postgraduate qualification aimed at future medical entrepreneurs

Medical entrepreneurs of the future can enrol on a course designed to encourage innovations in healthcare.

Anglia Ruskin University’s MSc Medical Technology is aimed at people interested in designing, developing, applying, marketing or procuring the latest medical technology. The year-long course, based on Anglia Ruskin’s Chelmsford campus, will begin in January.

Students will learn how medical technology can diagnose and manage disease, and develop the skills already in demand for a range of medical technological careers around the world. There’s training in planning, design, regulation, intellectual property protection, manufacturing and distribution, to enable future entrepreneurs to get the right product to market at the right time and cost.

Students who enrol on the course will also receive £1,000 to get their ideas, concepts and prototypes off the ground, and will have access to expertise from local companies.

Professor Richard Aspinall, Director of Anglia Ruskin’s Health and Wellbeing Academy, said:

“Medical technology is a rapidly changing field. This course is for people in working with individuals who are contributing to this new revolution in healthcare.
“The medical technology market in Europe is driven mainly by small companies. There’s an opportunity to go on to work for one of these small companies, to contribute to this massively growing area where there’s a need for trained individuals with skills in engineering and medicine combined.”

Anglia Ruskin University is currently working with partners to deliver the MedTech Campus, which will be one of the world’s largest health innovation spaces. Set across three sites in Harlow, Chelmsford and Southend-on-Sea, it will create 12,500 jobs and help establish Essex as a globally renowned sector for innovation in medical technology.

For more information on the MSc Medical Technology qualification, visit or come to Anglia Ruskin’s open day on Saturday 14 November from 10am until 2pm.