BSc Clinical Technology
University of Bradford
GBP 9,250 / per year *
Earliest start date
* home (UK) students |international: £23,290 per year
Develop the skills you need for a career as a clinical technologist, capable of applying your knowledge to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients. You will learn:
- to design and manufacture medical equipment
- tissue engineering and wound repair for making artificial organs
- application, repair and maintenance of medical devices
- to carry out physiological measurements, such as ECG, EMG, BMI, spirometry and skin analysis
You will specialise in three areas - renal technology (dialysis), rehabilitation engineering (prosthetics / orthotics), and medical technology/engineering.
Technological innovation in the field of medicine and healthcare is accelerating at an enormous pace. The modern hospital is now the centre of a technologically sophisticated healthcare system, and this requires equally technologically sophisticated staff. This mean you’ll be highly employable as a graduate.
A placement year in industry, taken in year three of the programme, enables you to build contacts whilst developing your skills and professional confidence.
Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
Scholarships and Funding
Over £4m invested in scholarships every year
The University of Bradford offers a wide range of financial help to assist you on your university journey and invests over £4m annually in the Access Agreement and other scholarships to support students from all backgrounds.
Every year we award numerous non-repayable scholarships to UK, EU, and international students on the basis of academic excellence, personal circumstances, or economic hardship. Some of our scholarships are also linked to studies in a specific subject area. You can apply for more than one type of scholarship but you can usually only be granted one award.
What you will study
All module information is for 2022 entry and is subject to change.
- Clinical Instrumentation and Imaging
- Computer Aided Engineering
- Design, Build, and Test (Biomedical)
- Electronics and Mechanics
- Mathematics for Clinical Technologists
- Radiology and Radiation Engineering
- Applied Epidemiology
- Cell and Tissue Biology
- Clinical Movement Analysis
- Embedded Electronics
- Functional Anatomy and Human Physiological Measurements
- Healthcare Technology Project
- Placement and/or Study Abroad
- Integrated Design
- Individual Research Project
- Medical Ethics and Quality Management
- Rehabilitation and Prosthetics
- Biomaterials with Implant Design and Technology
- Renal Technology
This 4-year BSc (Hons) Clinical Technology program offers you the opportunity to take up a placement year working in the industry in your third year.
The placement year is an excellent way to develop your professional experience, build industry contacts, and gain insight into the day-to-day work of a professional clinical technologist. Placements are predominantly salaried positions and may lead to offers of employment upon graduation if you excel during your placement.
Support for placement applications is plentiful, with a dedicated Faculty Career Development Advisor and academic staff members overseeing placement students. All students on placement are assigned an academic supervisor who will visit them during their placement year and can provide advice and guidance.
Recent placement destinations include:
- DePuySynthes (Johnson & Johnson)
- Smith & Nephew
- Biomet Healthcare UK Ltd
- GE Healthcare
- Stanmore Orthopaedics
- Smiths Medicals
- IMI Precision Manufacturing
After completing your placement you’ll return to complete the final year of the program, and apply all you’ve learned to your final project.
Learning and assessment
You’ll learn through a combination of:
- formal and informal lectures
- laboratory practicals
- workshop skills sessions
- guest lectures and seminars
- group and individually assessed projects
Program Tuition Fee
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
There is strong demand in the NHS for graduates with the right mix of technical and clinical abilities. This demand is expected to increase as technological innovation in the field of medicine and healthcare is accelerating at an enormous pace. and because of ongoing reforms of NHS structures.
Clinical technologists are intimately involved in many aspects of healthcare, and are instrumental in bridging the gap between clinicians and engineers. They don’t work directly with patients, but with the technology used to support patient care.