Postgraduate ( full-time, part-time)
Intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip
This course is no longer running. For alternative options, please visit our Postgraduate page.
Trimester 1: Monday, times will vary by week (part-time).
Trimester 2: Friday 9:00 - 16:00 (part-time).
Trimester 3: Thursday 9:00 -17:00 (part-time).
Are you an entrepreneur interested in designing, developing, applying, marketing or procuring the latest medical technology? Can you meet the challenge of exploring how technology can keep people independent and active for longer? Learn how medical technology can diagnose and manage disease in people, while developing in-demand skills for your future career.
This fascinating course enables you to gain an advanced knowledge and understanding of real world medical technology by exploring the medical, technological and production aspects in depth. Blending theory with practice you’ll develop a range of valuable skills, including those associated with the end-to-end digital systems which are currently expected to be in major use in the health service within the next few years.
You’ll gain experience of many aspects of practice, including the biomedical basis of disease, bioengineering, diagnostic devices, biomarkers, medical-device development, telehealth, and telecare, as well as all the associated ethical issues.
There’s training in planning, design, regulation, intellectual property protection, manufacturing and distribution, so you can get the right product to market at the right time and cost.
Studying this course will also provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to develop devices which could be used in healthcare.
The medical technology sector is growing rapidly around the world with a need to monitor and diagnose increasing numbers of people living with multiple chronic conditions. Developing health economies are seeing particular demand for skills in telehealth and telecare. There’s also a demand for the digitisation of patient records, referrals and prescriptions.
All of this means there’s a growing need for people with specialist skills in medical technology.
This course is for you if you’re considering:
The course ultimately provides a springboard into a career in the healthcare industry, health service and academia with a working knowledge of medical technology.
We use a range of assessment methods to enable both you and the university to check your progress during your studies and then to ensure that you meet the required standards when you complete the course.
Although they vary, our assessment strategies are all carefully designed to challenge you so that you expand your critical and creative thinking as well as your problem-solving skills. The assessments will enable you to demonstrate that you can synthesise existing knowledge and accumulate new knowledge, and will evidence the development of your professional practice.
Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change and availability.
The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014, is founded on the strong international reputation of our flagship Postgraduate Medical Institute. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across two departments:
Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.
We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.
Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.
You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.How to pay your fees directly
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our funding guide for postgraduate students to learn more about the following:
We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email email@example.com for further information.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
Full-time, part-time, distance learning postgraduate ()
January 2018, September 2018
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