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Overview

Develop the skills you need for a career as a clinical technologist, capable of applying your knowledge to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients. You will learn:

  • to design and manufacture medical equipment
  • tissue engineering and wound repair for making artificial organs
  • application, repair and maintenance of medical devices
  • to carry out physiological measurements, such as ECG, EMG, BMI, spirometry and skin analysis

You will specialise in three areas – renal technology (dialysis), rehabilitation engineering (prosthetics / orthotics), and medical technology/engineering.

Technological innovation in the field of medicine and healthcare is accelerating at an enormous pace. The modern hospital is now the centre of a technologically sophisticated healthcare system, and this requires equally technologically sophisticated staff. This mean you’ll be highly employable as a graduate.

Professional accreditation

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Rankings

Ranked 10th in the country for Medical Technology in the Complete University Guide Subject Tables 2020.

 

Entry requirements

Typical offer – 112 UCAS tariff points.

We take into consideration a number of factors when assessing your application. It’s not just about your grades; we take the time to understand your personal circumstances and make decisions based on your potential to thrive at university and beyond.

A levels

To include Maths or a Science subject.

Please note that where a science A-level is taken, the University will require applicants to pass the practical element (for A levels awarded from August 2017 onwards).

BTEC Extended Diploma

DMM. Science or Health subject required.

Applicants on Access Programmes

112 UCAS tariff points from an Access to Higher Education Diploma. Science subject required.

International Baccalaureate requirements

112 UCAS tariff points to include 1 HL in Maths or a Science subject. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B.

Plus minimum of

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

English language requirements

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course.

CIFS entry requirement

If you are an International student and do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Certificate of International Foundation Studies

80 UCAS points or equivalent (see individual country pages for details) plus a Maths qualification equivalent to GCSE Grade C. UKVI approved IELTS of 5.0 overall with no sub-test less than 5.0.

CIFS modules to be taken

Students study the four core modules plus ONE from the following modules:

  • Foundation in Human Biology
  • Foundation in Chemistry
  • Foundation Mathematics 2

And ONE additional module from the following:

  • Foundation in Human Biology
  • Foundation in Chemistry
  • Foundation Mathematics 2
  • Introduction to the Social Sciences
  • Global Business Environment

Progression requirements for degree programme

An overall average of at least 50%

Course Content

All module information is subject to change.

First year

Core

Design, Build and Test (ENG4006-B)

Mathematics for Clinical Technologists (ENM4005-B)

Electronics and Mechanics (ELE4013-B)

Clinical Instrumentation and Imaging (MHT4004-B)

Radiology and Radiation Engineering (MHT4005-B)

Computer Aided Engineering (ENB4002-B)

Second year

Core

Telemedicine for the Digital Health Age (MHT5010-B)

Clinical Movement Analysis (MHT5011-B)

Electronics for Bio-Sensing (MHT5012-B)

Healthcare Technology Project (MHT5005-B)

Cell and Tissue Biology (MHT5007-B)

Functional Anatomy and Human Physiological Measurements (MHT5014-B)

Final year

Core

Clinical Diagnostics (MHT7014-B)

Rehabilitation and Prosthetics (MHT6019-B)

Medical Ethics and Quality Management (MHT6020-B)

Individual Research Project (ENG6003-D)

Option

Renal Technology (MHT6014-B)

Biomaterials with Implant Design and Technology (MHT6013-B)

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Career prospects

There is strong demand in the NHS for graduates with the right mix of technical and clinical abilities. This demand is expected to increase as technological innovation in the field of medicine and healthcare is accelerating at an enormous pace. and because of ongoing reforms of NHS structures.

Clinical technologists are intimately involved in many aspects of healthcare, and are instrumental in bridging the gap between clinicians and engineers. They don’t work directly with patients, but with the technology used to support patient care.

Employment statistics

91% of our 2017 graduates in Clinical Technology and Healthcare Science (Clinical Engineering) found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.*

*These DLHE statistics are derived from annually published data by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), based on those UK domiciled graduates who are available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.

Learning and assessment

You’ll learn through a combination of:

  • formal and informal lectures
  • tutorials
  • laboratory practicals
  • workshop skills sessions
  • guest lectures and seminars
  • group and individually assessed projects

 

Study support

We have a commitment to strong pastoral care for all of our students, which includes a Personal Tutor for all students, regular contact hours for tutor groups and our supportive student service teams who are always ready to help with any questions and provide the advice that you need.

In addition to standard study support through taught sessions, our Virtual Learning Environment allows students to access resources, participate in group work and submit work from anywhere in the world 24/7.

University central services are rich with support teams to assist students with every aspect of their journey through our degree programmes. From our Career and Employability Service, through our strong Students’ Union, to our professional and efficient Student Finance team, there are always friendly faces ready to support you and provide you with the answers that you need.

We have well-stocked libraries and excellent IT facilities across campus. These facilities are open 24 hours a day during term time, meaning you’ll always find a place to get things done on campus.

Our Academic Skills Advice Service will work with you to develop your academic, interpersonal and transferable skills.

Research

Cutting-edge research feeds directly into teaching and student projects, ensuring your studies are innovative, current and focused – and directly related to developments in the healthcare and orthopaedic industries.

All academic staff are research active, ensuring teaching is research-led and you’ll have an effective, insightful supervisor when undertaking industry based projects.

 

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