Galway has a significant cluster of medical device companies now employing in the region of 8,000 people locally.
Need for skilled labour
IDA projects strong jobs growth with an additional 4,000 jobs in MedTech by 2020.
More than 91 per cent of pharma and medtech companies in Ireland will hire during 2017 and 2018.
“The continued growth of the Galway medtech cluster depends on the continuous development of a skilled labour pool. According to recent market research carried out in Innopharma Education, 76 per cent of respondents stated there is a shortage of appropriately skilled graduates available, while over 66 per cent stated that their minimum academic qualification requirement for new hires is a Level 8 bachelor’s or level 9 master’s degree,” says programme director Finbarr Sheehy.
Develop your skills
The PGDip in medical device technology and business is the perfect balance of technology and business skills required in the medical technology sector. The Innopharma PGDip in medical device technology and business is designed for those involved in manufacturing, compliance, business improvement, quality assurance, validation, data analytics, and engineering.
Modules include, medical device technology; medical device quality systems and regulation; emerging trends in medical device; operational excellence and the science of innovation; strategy, leadership and the culture of innovation; and medical measurement and analysis.
The blended learning programme takes place over two semesters, in-class and online. Commencing in September learners attend live classes two evenings per week either in-class or online. Learners also attend classes and group sessions two Saturdays per month. All classes are also recorded and can be accessed when convenient.
Perhaps you are already working in the industry and want to learn new skills or if you are looking for an exciting new career visit course page https://www.innopharmalabs.com/edu/our-courses/pgdip-medical-device-technology-business or call +353 1 485 3346