Design for Health & Wellbeing

This programme brings together students from across disciplines to develop and apply innovative, interdisciplinary and humancentred approaches to the design of medical devices, consumer health & wellbeing products, and product service systems for health. The programme is based on working and co-designing with stakeholders right across health care, from hospitals, to mental health services, to public health, to wellbeing of consumers in society.

Key Fact
Students get the opportunity to partner with hospitals and organizations Key Fact to solve real world health care challenges.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement to the programme is a 2:2, (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject as outlined below, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement.

Applications are welcome from students of non-design backgrounds who are interested in innovating solutions for tomorrow's health and wellbeing challenges and opportunities. Examples include, but are not limited to, technical disciplines (science & engineering), business, medicine and allied health professions, and social sciences.

Where applicants are non-native English language speakers, certified achievement in TOEFL or IELTS Standard English Language Competency Test will be required. An interview may be part of the admission process

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Autumn Semester
• Entrepreneurship - Establishing International Ventures
• Design Research
• Anatomy and Physiology in Emergent care 1

Spring Semester
• Human Factors in Health Systems
• Introduction to Health and Health Promotion
• Ideation and Representation
• Concept Development and Evaluation

Summer Semester
• Design Project

Part Time Programme Content

Year 1
Autumn Semester
• Entrepreneurship - Establishing International Ventures
• Design Research

Spring Semester
• Human Factors in Health Systems
• Ideation and Representation

Year 2
Autumn Semester
• Anatomy and Physiology in Emergent care 1

Spring Semester
• Introduction to Health and Health Promotion
• Concept Development and Evaluation

Summer Semester
• Design Project

Duration

1 year full-time or 2 Years Part Time

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

More details
  • Qualification letters

    M.Sc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Flexible,Daytime

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