The impressive development of modern science and technology is creating incisive change in our society. Vietnamese medical with properly invested modern equipment is gradually catching up to international level. However, for the modern medical equipment can operate properly, we need to have a group of high lever trained technician and engineer with high responsibility and influence in English. According to recently research, to 2020 in Vietnam, the well trained technical staffs needed is about 65000, but education programs in medical technology graduate approximately 1000 students per year (in 2015). Moreover, in traditional medical schools medical technology program is combined with nursing and the training is running at the technician levels.In reality, at the local hospital, the rate of technical staff in charge of the medical equipment is very low: only6% are engineers,35% are technicians or technical workers, and 59% are part-time officers. Therefore human resource demand in this area is extremely urgent, should be particularly concerned.
Aims of training
The establishment of the Medical Science and Technology Program (at bachelor and also master level later) at USTH will contribute to fill this gap in human resource demand in term of highly qualified medical scientists and technologists.
Purpose: The program will provide scientific knowledge and practical skills in relevant fundamental sciences, clinical sciences and technologies in order to assist physician in operating medical instruments and procedures of diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Admission: Completed National High School Exam with overall score requested by USTH. Completed coursework in High-school with overall score equal or higher than good, basic lever in English.
Program: Follow the LMD system will last 3 academic years, 180 ECTS.
Fist year: General knowledge in Math, Physic, Chemistry, Informatics and Biology
Second year: Fundamental knowledge about Medical Science and Technology
Last year: special knowledge about Medical Science and Technology, divide in two different section: “Clinical laboratory technologies” and “Medical instrumental technologies”.
Faculty: Fundamental courses: delivered by USTH and VAST lectures. Specialty courses: by invited Vietnamese and French professors.