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The development of a multi-disciplinary educational programme in Biomedical Diagnostics - a novel approach.

MacCormac, Aoife and O'Brien, Emma and O'Kennedy, Richard (2011) The development of a multi-disciplinary educational programme in Biomedical Diagnostics - a novel approach. Journal of Biological Education, 45 (4). pp. 255-261. ISSN 2157-6009

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This paper describes the development of a taught Master’s course in Biomedical Diagnostics using a novel multi-disciplinary approach. This course, the first of its kind in Ireland, covers the science and technology underlying the development of medical diagnostic devices that detect early markers of diseases such as cancer. The ethical impact of these devices on society, the importance of scientific communication, relevant aspects of business entrepreneurial studies and the commercialisation of medical devices are also covered. The course consists of a mixture of theory, intensive laboratory practicals and independent research. The challenges faced in setting up and running the course are described, as well as some of the novel aspects and may provide valuable insight to those involved in the development of high level Masters courses.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Biological Sciences > Molecular biology
Medical Sciences > Diseases
Biological Sciences > Immunology
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (BDI)
Publisher:Institute of Biology / Taylor & Francis
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00219266.2010.546682
Copyright Information:This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Biological Education. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00219266.2010.546682
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland
ID Code:16712
Deposited On:09 Jan 2012 14:38 by Aoife Maccormac. Last Modified 21 Dec 2012 04:02

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