The aim of the course is to provide students with an undergraduate education in the field of medical technology. This foundation degree aims to offer an enjoyable, intellectually demanding and stimulating programme of study and to create graduates who:

  • Understand technology principles associated with Medical Equipment
  • Are competent in work based practical work to the required competence level
  • Have excellent presentation and communication skills 
  • Demonstrate the centrality of experiential learning to the developing practices in the workplace
  • Can utilise a range of information technology tools for work based learning and personal development
  • Develop skills of interpersonal and adaptive communication necessary to perform as a Medical Equipment Technologist
  • Are able to apply knowledge and skills to improve competence in the workplace
  • Demonstrate awareness of life-long learning and have an opportunity to progress to further, higher study.

You will undertake a variety of modules, covering a range of medical equipment technologies:

Year 1: Engineering science, health and safety and infection control in hospitals, electronic principles, anatomy & physiology for healthcare engineers, and personal progress portfolio.

Year 2: Biomedical instrumentation, anaesthetic and theatre equipment, patient monitoring and fluid delivery equipment, laboratory & dental equipment and management principles for healthcare engineering.

Your course will be delivered across four teaching blocks to coincide with four study weekends held at Eastwood Park. In each year, 120 credits are delivered across an academic year.

Entry Requirements

You need to be in relevant employment and an appropriate job role.

Normally you will have an English GCSE and Maths A level (for maths we are however happy to provide alternative assessment as well as support, if necessary, to ensure an appropriate level is attained for the degree).

For direct entry into the second year you will need a relevant level 4 qualification (e.g. an HNC, or first year degree qualification) however we will consider applicants with alternative experience and knowledge.

Ideally you will have completed these qualifications no longer than 5 years ago.

Supported learning and earning

It's a work-based, blended learning programme enabling you to learn in the workplace and through Moodle with online study, workbooks plus direct practice.

In addition, there are four residential study and assessment weekends per year at Eastwood Park's residential training centre.

Your degree programme tutors are experts in their own specialisms and are accessible throughout to assist you. You really do get the opportunity for 1:1 support and small-group learning with industry leaders.

Moodle - our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) - is a valued resource, full of reference sources as well as providing a confidential online forum for discussion with fellow students. It's easy to use and fully accessible to suit you.

Student support

A range of academic and pastoral  support is available throughout your degree from Staffordshire University – read more on their website. You will also have access to our dedicated degrees support team to further assist learning, answer queries and provide advice throughout.

Maths support

We know it can feel somewhat daunting returning to study and we are aware some learners may find particularly the maths requirements of the degrees challenging.  To help, we have built in additional maths support to complement the Engineering Science I module. During this learning, we supply staged study material with practice questions, a forum to discuss learning with peers and tutors, and opportunity for more formal classroom learning during study weekends.

Even when you are remotely learning you are never far from help and support.

Fees

Fees for the degree are in line with equivalent undergraduate qualifications, for which you may be eligible for a student loan, subject to certain criteria.

  • Foundation degree medical equipment technologies year one - £6,500 (+VAT)
  • Foundation degree medical equipment technologies year two - £6,500 (+VAT)

There will also be some small additional costs related to the four study weekends that take place each year.

Staffordshire University

This degree is awarded by Staffordshire University.

Eastwood Park is partnered with Staffordshire University, an institution with over 100 years' experience in higher education. SU is renowned for its focus on graduate employability and provides industry-relevant courses in a variety of subject areas, including computing, engineering, healthcare and science.

Facilities

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Classrooms

Classrooms are available for theory learning and group exercises (close to training laboratories when practice activities are included).

FAQs

  • Do I need to pay for the course in one go?

  • How much time will I need to spend studying?

  • Do I need to buy a special computer?

  • Can I start study whenever I want?

  • What are the English Language requirements?

  • How am I assessed?

  • Where do I get help?