THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, AKURE
SCHOOL OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
CURRICULUM FOR PROPOSED POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME
1. PROGRAMME OFFERED
Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Technology (PGD Biomedical Technology)
2. PROGRAMME PHILOSOPHY
Exigencies and realities in technological development have placed increasing demands on the current state of Biomedical Professionals training vis-a-vis the necessity for continuous professional development. The Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Technology programme will provide an opportunity for academic and professional advancement in Biomedical Technology discipline for:
(a) Holders of HND in Physical, Biological or Medical Sciences, Engineering and other closely related disciplines;
(b) Candidates intending to pursue higher degrees in Biomedical Technology but who are deficient in academic qualifications;
(c) Candidates who are desirous to broaden their technical knowledge in Biomedical Technology in order to effectively cope with increasing professional responsibilities in their places of work; and
(d) Professionals from Physical, Biological or Medical Sciences, Engineering and other closely related fields.
3. PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES
The main focus of the Postgraduate Diploma programme is to develop and broaden the academic and professional capacity of graduates with a view to pursue fulfilled and result-oriented careers in the field of Biomedical Technology.
The specific objectives of the programme are to:
(a) give opportunity for graduates from closely related disciplines who intend to pursue higher degrees in Biomedical Technology;
(b) develop fundamental skills in candidates for research in Biomedical Technology
(c) give opportunity to Biomedical Technology graduates without requisite academic qualifications for higher degree in Biomedical Technology to makeup for their deficiencies; and
(d) give opportunity for professionals in industrial and healthcare sectors who intend to pursue higher degrees in Biomedical Technology.
4. PROGRAMME JUSTIFICATION
The justifications for the PGD programme include but not limited to the following:
(a) All health institutions both in Nigeria and abroad have Biomedical Engineering/Technology Departments. Thus, it has become imperative to train personnel to provide medical/health services in these institutions;
(b) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) graduates in Biomedical Technology (BMT) graduates are engaged in the practice of Biomedical Engineering and Technology in the Medical and Allied Institutions, industries, education as well as offering services in the public and private sectors both locally and internationally.
(c) PGD Graduates in BMT contribute to technological and economic developments in Nigeria and beyond.
(d) PGD Graduates in BMT are prepared for admission to top graduate programs in both local foreign institutions.
(e) PGD Graduates in BMT are motivated toward and engaged in continuous professional developments through individual efforts and advanced professional education.