We may be a small country, but when it comes to medical technology, Ireland is undoubtedly a global giant. The sector currently employs roughly 38,000 people around the country – the second-largest amount in Europe – and annual exports recently topped €12.6bn. Currently, 18 of the world’s top 25 medical technology companies call Ireland home with over 200 Irish-owned companies also making their mark in the industry. This is a sector that’s definitely going places and offers a wealth of opportunities for anyone wanting to build a thriving career with fantastic potential for growth.
So, what is medical technology? Well, it’s a diverse field that encompasses the design and manufacture of instruments, devices or diagnostic equipment which help to prevent or diagnose diseases and improve patients’ quality of life. Cardiovascular technology is at the heart of the med-tech industry in Ireland, with 80% of global stent production carried out here by global companies like Boston Scientific, Guidant and Medtronic.
There’s hugely exciting work being carried out by indigenous companies all over the country too. In Cork, AventaMed is pioneering new methods of ENT surgery with custom-designed devices that remove much of the difficulty and expense from diagnostic procedures. Further north in Dundalk, Blue Acre Technology are focused on creating the tech behind the tech, with highly accurate laser technology used to process various materials used in the production of medical devices. While in Galway, Capos Medical has created an innovative technology to improve the efficacy of surgery to treat vascular occlusions. Wherever you look in Ireland, there are companies large and small creating ground-breaking technology that’s making a real difference to people’s lives.
Innopharma’s PGDip in Medical Device Technology & Business is the perfect overview of the various elements of the medical technology sector in Ireland and around the globe. Perhaps you’re already working in the industry and want to learn new skills? Or maybe you’re looking for an exciting new career in one of the most buzzing areas of industry around? Whatever your position, this programme will give you the tools you need to succeed – with the perfect blend of technical and business knowledge delivered by industry experts. We’ll also help your career prospects with modules on interview techniques, presentation skills, networking and CV writing.
If you’ve already got a busy schedule, the part-time nature of the course makes it easy to fit your classes around your life. And all our classes are also broadcast online and recorded so you can access them at your convenience.
On completion of the PGDip, you’ll have attained knowledge and skills in medical device design & manufacture, quality systems & regulations, operational excellence, emerging trends, medical measurement, strategic thinking, professional skills and more. To qualify for the course, you’ll require a Level 8 primary degree with a 2.2 award or higher in science, medicine, quality, engineering or a related discipline.
If you want to kick-start your career in this thriving sector, the Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Device Technology and Business from Innopharma is the perfect way to stand out from the pack.
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