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Clinical Measurement Science / Eolaíocht Tomhais Chlinciúil

DT229

What is... Clinical Measurement Science?

This programme (which is unique in the country) allows students to learn how to measure and image the physiological activity of the human body and provide diagnostic information to medical staff. As well as traditional lectures, students will gain extensive practical experience, including placement in a hospital environment in third and fourth year. It is not necessary to have studied physics prior to entry.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Employment rates have been excellent to date, with most graduates finding employment within the health service in Ireland. There are also employment opportunities in the field of medical equipment. Many graduates undertake postgraduate research after gaining a few years clinical experience.

What other options do I have after completion?

A number of graduates from the programme, have undertaken part-time work based research degrees following completion of the programme.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

In the first two years the students learn about the physiology, anatomy and biochemistry of the body and the use of technology in providing diagnosis.

Students spend their third and some of fourth year on hospital placement to learn how to apply their training and knowledge in a clinical setting. A hospital based research project is undertaken in fourth year.

Module Listing 

Year One

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Computer Applications

Year Two

  • Seminars
  • Medical Instrumentation
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Applications
  • Imaging
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiological Biochemistry
  • Human Physiology & Anatomy

Year Three

Hospital Placement* in three of the four following disciplines, together with introductory lectures in each discipline:

  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory Measurements
  • Vascular Technology
  • Neurophysiological Studies.

Year Four

  • Pharmacology
  • Hospital Work Placement*
  • Seminars/Case Studies
  • Professional/ Social studies
  • Advanced Instrumentation
  • Hospital or Industry based project

Each student will study two of the following four disciplines:

  • Cardiology,
  • Respiratory Measurements,
  • Vascular Technology
  • Neurophysiological Studies

*Hospital Placement may be in locations outside Dublin.

Please note

Hospital placements may be at any location around Ireland, there is no guarantee that a student will have all of their placements in Dublin.

In order to undertake the hospital placement, students must complete a health screening and vaccination programme, the nature of which will change from time-to-time depending on the requirements of the health service. This service will be provided by the DIT Student Health services, although there may be a cost associated with this.

Further Information

School of Physics

T: 01 402 4782 (Prof. Patrick Goodman)

T: 01 402 4559 (School Secretary)

E: pat.goodman@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/physics