Bachelor of Medical Science and Technology (MST)


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

BACHELOR IN MEDICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

        
        Contents:

1. PROGRAM MISSION

2. PROGRAM CURRICULUM

3. PROGRAM OUTCOMES

4.CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

5. CONTACT INFORMATION
 

 










 

1. PROGRAM MISSION  [Back]

The impressive development of modern science and technology is creating incisive change in our society. Vietnamese medical with properly invested equipment is gradually catching up with the international level. Therefore, an equip of well-trained staff with high responsibility and fluency in English is indispensable for the proper operation of the equipment. According to recently research, by 2020, Vietnam will need 65,000 highly competent technicians and engineers for the medical field, in contrast with approximately 1000 students graduated each year. 
Furthermore, in almost all traditional medical universities, the medical technology program is usually combined with nursing. However, in fact, there is a huge shortage of technical staff in charge of the medical equipment in local hospitals, with a mere 6% of them are engineers and the majority are part-time officers. Therefore, the human resource demand in this area is extremely urgent, thus should be particularly concerned.
 

2. PROGRAM CURRICULUM  [Back]

Medical Science and Technology Program consists of two directions, which are Biomedical Diagnostics and Biomedical Engineering.

Biomedical diagnostics direction:

Nowadays, Biomedical diagnostic technology is a challenging but rewarding profession in the dield of healthcare service. As an essential member of the healthcare team, the biomedical diagnostic technologist/biomedical laboratory scientist provides vital information about the status and function of the body and its organs. 

In order to meet the demand for human resources in this area, the MST bachelor program at USTH focuses on the development of the potential orientation “Biomedical diagnostics”. Through major subjects such as Microbiology, Biochemistry, Hematology, Immunohematology, Immunology/serology and Molecular genetics, students would acquire the basic knowledge to understand and analyse the data given by modern equipment, which later will be utilized in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Besides, thanks to several courses in the laboratory, students would learn about performing sample analyses and interpreting the evaluation of data obtained. 

Careers for biomedical technologists:

  • Medical Lab Technologist
  • R&D for Biomedical products
  • Researcher at Biomedical research Institutions
  • Selling biomedical diagnostic products
  • Pursuit higher study level

Biomedical engineering section:

Biomedical engineering technologists are urgently needed in all public health care facilities in Vietnam. Therefore, the Biomedical Engineering orientation of the MST department will contribute to fill this gap in human resource demand.

In general, the biomedical engineering program offers training about problem-solving, design, development and application of modern biomedical technologies for treating phenomena from the molecular to the systems level. This program will also emphasize the mechanical and biological concepts behind biomedical devices to prepare students for more advanced careers. Students will gain a deep understanding of the areas as biomedical imaging, biomedical devices, biomaterials and biomechanics.

This program will allow students to follow careers:

  • Biomedical equipment repair technician
  • Biomedical device manufacturing
  • Biomedical device sales
  • Pursuit higher study level

Program Curriculum

The MST bachelor program will last 3 academic years, including 6 semesters, 180 ECTS and 3-6 months of internship in research laboratories. This international program is fully in English.

First year/Foundation year:

Major subjects include Mathematics, Physic, Chemistry, Biology and IT

Second and third year:
 

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3. PROGRAM OUTCOMES  
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MST graduates have opportunity to become engineer or technical staff at hospital, Medical laboratory technologist, consultants at Medical technology and equipment companies or scientific officers at any NGO’s (non-governmental organizations) and/or Governmental organizations in medical field. Moreover, this bachelor’s degree will entitle you to enrol the “Master and Doctorate in Medical Science and Technology” at USTH or the other equivalent educational institutions.
 

4.CAREER OPPORTUNITIES  [Back]

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, divides in two different section: “Clinical laboratory technologies” and “Medical instrumental technologies”.
 

5. CONTACT INFORMATION  [Back]


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 Dr. Nguyen Quang Huy - Coordinator of Medical Science and Technology
         Email: [email protected]