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BSc in Biomedical Technology
This programme is a collaborative offering between the Department of Physics and the Faculty of Medical Sciences. The B.Sc. Biomedical Technology, BMET, is a valuable option that prepares graduates with a combination of key theoretical and practical skills to work in the biomedical technology field. It introduces the aspects of physics and instrumentation, statistics, medical sciences, and international regulatory standards. The inclusion of the various subject areas brings together experts from multiple disciplines which would support the goal of producing a graduate who exemplifies the qualities given in the University's strategic plan. Students graduating from this programme would have the quantitative and analytical skills necessary to undertake a range of biomedical instrumentation and management careers in industry, government and non-government organizations. Graduates would be excellent candidates to continue on to graduate studies in pursuit of advanced degrees in M.Sc. in Biomedical Physics.
The B.Sc. in BMET is a multidisciplinary field of study incorporating disciplines such as: Physics, Biology, Medicine, Mathematics, and Engineering. The inclusion of relevant aspects of all these disciplines allows students of the programme to be guided by experts from the various disciplines, thus providing an enabling and engaging environment for the students of the programme to develop qualities, skills and competencies to be a distinctive UWI graduate. The proposed programme is tailored to serve both a market and the individuals pursuing the programme, and is in keeping with the UWI’s vision of providing high quality education directed towards regional developmental needs. The programme will also provide students the opportunity for real work experience through a project/internship period.
Two (2) CAPE (GCE A-Level Or Equivalent) subjects including Physics OR Mathematics with CSEC Physics or equivalent
Aims and Objectives
The programme’s aim is to prepare students for careers in the biomedical industry or for further education at the postgraduate level. The objectives of the new B.Sc. in Biomedical Technology are to:
- Produce a graduate with the technical, scientific, and communication skills for the understanding, operation, repair and maintenance, and interpretation of resulting signals and images from medical instrumentation in the health and allied health services systems.
- Provide graduates with highly marketable specialist skills in the technological aspects of biomedical technology.
- Produce professionals capable of providing expert advice and consultancy to health administrators on the types and sensitivity of medical instrumentation required as well as recommendations for sourcing and procurement of equipment.
- Produce professionals who will be capable of becoming a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET), and/or a Certified Laboratory Equipment Specialist (CLES), which are certifications offered by the International Certification Commission for Clinical Engineering and Biomedical Technology.
- Prepare graduates who are capable of pursuing an advanced degree program at the postgraduate level in science, engineering, or business.
BSc (Special) in Biomedical Technology
|Year 1||Year 2/3||Total|
|Biomedical Technology courses||24 Level I credits||30 Advanced (Levels II/III) credits||54|
|Additional Advanced Courses||30 Advanced (Levels II/III) credits||30|
|University Foundation courses||9 credits||9|
Note that following;
The credit requirements of certain additional majors may be higher than specified above.