Currently there are 250 medical technology companies in Ireland, exporting €8bn worth of product annually and directly employing 25,000 people.
Innopharma College of Applied Sciences is now accepting applications for Level 6 pharmaceutical and medical device operations and Level 8 pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing courses which will be commencing in Galway this month.
Commencing in November, the MSc in medical device technology and business is also open for applications.
These courses upskill and equip people from diverse backgrounds with the knowledge and skills necessary to stand out and make an impact when searching for jobs or looking to progress their careers in the pharma/medical device and general manufacturing areas.
Successful graduates would be suitable for roles in quality, manufacturing, technicians, product design and development, regulatory affairs, validation, technology and maintenance.
What do students think about the courses?
“I currently work as a diagnostic technologist in Abbott Diagnostics Division,” said Sinead Curran, a recent graduate. “I found the course to be very accommodating, friendly, and suitable for all levels. I believe this course helped me get work as I was more confident and knowledgeable on industry. The practicals involved give a person some experience working in a laboratory setting and the techniques used in industry. The assignments are either in the form of what project work which would be like in industry, or on very relevant up-to-date topics. I fully recommend this course to anyone wanting to pursue a career in the science industry.”
Upcoming open days
Open days will be held on October 11 in the Clayton Hotel, Galway, and on October 12 in the Westwood Hotel, Galway.