Technical Training

Design for Medical Technologies

Developed specifically to enable Researchers and Design Engineers / Technicians in the Medical Technology industry, lead and deliver platform, incremental and radical product and process design projects in their own organisation.

The Irish Medtech Skillnet and contracting organisation, the Irish Medtech Association, the Ibec group that represents the Medical Technology sector and the University of Limerick in collaboration with UCD and NCAD are delighted to present a new Specialist Diploma in Design for Medical Technologies to meet the growing requirements of Irish companies in filling product/ process design roles.
The impetus for the development of this specialist programme emerged from industry needs and content has been developed in conjunction with a taskforce comprising design experts from Irish Medtech Association’s Innovation, Research, Development and Commercialisation Working Group.


NFQ Level 9 – 36 credits
Upon completion of this programme participants would be able to build their own Masters by completing one additional specialist diploma, for example, in Innovation Management or Technology
Commercialisation or others with a company based research project.

Delivery will be through a blended learning approach. This will include face-to-face classroom workshops, webinars and moderated discussion boards. Material will be introduced through expert workshops and learning will be developed through prescribed readings and other activities such as case studies, simulations, online activities, computational problems and other media.
A series of tutor facilitated skills based workshops held for each module at which practical exercises and applications reinforce the learning material studied by participants in the on-line environment.
This mode guides participants through material but requires them to deploy the learning in their own organisation through the delivery of an in-company project.
Assessment of students will be based on a combination of regular assignments submitted throughout the course in conjunction with delivery of a company critical design project.
Training takes place over fifteen days. Participants will demonstrate their proficiency through the delivery of an in-company design project.

Learning outcomes to include/Methodologies and Tools:

Design Thinking I
Design Thinking II
Design for Six Sigma I
Design for Six Sigma II
Human Factors
Innovation and Technology Transfer

Please see attached spec/brochure for more details regarding Modules.

Who should attend

Researchers and Design Engineers/Technicians in the Medical Technology industry


NFQ Level 9

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Design for Medical Technologies

Training Days

15 Days

Training Location

Available nationally, based on demand

Course Cost

Member: €3,750
Non-member: €5,950
* Cost quoted per person

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