Introduction to Medical Technology
- ECTS credits
- Teaching semesters
- Course code
- Number of semesters
Objectives and Content
This course provides basic knowledge about modern laboratory methods and technology used in medical diagnosis, treatment and research. The course provides the background and use of advanced medical-technical equipment for imaging, visualization and treatment of diseases and instrumental procedures for molecular and genetic analysis of human samples. Furthermore, ethical issues and procedures in the handling of patient data from imaging and laboratory analyses are discussed. The course takes a practical approach to the topics treated with site visits and secondments.
On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
- possess basic knowledge of medical technology in practice
- know the distribution of the working tasks in medical technology departments specialized in chemistry and physics
- comprehend a good understanding of the various areas within medical technology include diagnostics and treatment
- can utilize scientific knowledge on issues in medicinal technology and make reasoned choices.
- masters relevant professional techniques and forms of expression
- can serach for, assess and make references to information and subject matter
General competence The students
- possess an overview of central issues in medical technology
- understand the relations between key principles in medical technology
- convey theories, issues and solutions that are part of medical technology
- can resonate around the ethical problem positions related to medical technology in practice
Semester of Instruction
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Knowledge in chemistry, physics and mathematics corresponding to high school level.
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
Access to the course requires admission to the Integrated Master¿s Programme in Medical Technology
Teaching and learning methods
The teaching will be provided as lectures, seminars and team assigments.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Approvement of participation in all compulsory gatherings and compulsory group assingment. The compulsory activities are valid for two (2) consecutive semesters after the approval.
Forms of Assessment
Group assignment (50% of final grade) and final multiple choice exam (2 hours) constituting 50% of the final grade.
Autumn semester only.
The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester.
The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality control system at UiB and the department.
Examination Support Material
The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the programme and courses
Contact information for the course coordinator is avaialble at «Mitt UiB», alternatively contact the student advisor.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Department of Chemistry are administratively responsible for the course.