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Certificate in Medical Device Technology

Certificate in Medical Device Technology (Daytime)

Open for Applications for September 2019 start

Discipline: Science

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 6

Programme Duration: One year

Mode of Study: Part time

Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT

Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate

Places: 20



Why Study?

Certificate in Medical Device Technology – A Level 6 special purpose award.

This programme covers subjects such as:

  • Medical Device Technology
  • Design and Material selection of Medical Devices
  • Overview of manufacturing techniques
  • Lean and Six Sigma
  • Yellow Belt Problem Solving training
  • Quality Standards including ISO 13485 and FDA 21CFR Part 820
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Quality Auditing
  • Documentation controls
  • Environmental Controls including cleanroom behaviours
  • Current Industrial Concepts
  • Learning and Innovation skills

Guest speakers and site visits are incorporated into this course, as applicable.

There is a work placement in Semester 2. For those that are already working, this aspect of the course may occur in their current workplace as a project. For those that are not working, the college will work with students to select a placement/project that meets the placement requirements of the certificate.

The vast majority of graduates from this course have proceeded to gain employment within the Medical Device sector.

The programme will be delivered in GMIT Galway campus, Dublin Road, Galway on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9.30am to 1.30pm for the academic year (Sept 2019 to May 2020).

Programme Modules

  • Medical Device Technology
  • Current Industrial Concepts
  • Learning and Innovation skills
  • Placement/ Project

Learning Outcomes: 

Certificate in Medical Device Technology (20 credits, Level 6)

Use scientific knowledge to interpret technical issues that may arise within an industrial setting and identify how these issues may be resolved.

  • Interpret the regulatory, environmental and health and safety guidelines and how they apply to various situations / operations within the Medical Device sector.
  • Work as a team to interpret, analyse and solve technical issues / problems as presented by lecturers from various disciplines and invited guest lecturers.
  • Review the design and use of a chosen medical device product.
  • Deliver scientific presentations which detail the analysis of an industrial problem and potential solutions to the issues involved.
  • Apply knowledge of the regulatory environment surrounding the registration to aid in the registration of such devices.
  • Detail and critique the important methods for the manufacture of medical devices.
  • Detail, use and validate the key quality tests used in the medical device sector.
  • Apply Good Manufacturing Practice and the principles of ISO 13485 to the manufacture and testing of medical devices.
  • Detail the key physiological systems pertinent to the medical device sector, for example the cardiovascular system, the renal system, the arterial and venous systems.
  • Detail and analyse the materials used in the manufacture of medical devices.

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Peter Butler

Graduate and Professional Development

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Dublin Rd.



Tel: +353 (0)91 742328