D.I.T. School of Physics – Clinical Measurement Science



Clinic measurement scientist is a profession allied to medicine these are the people that you will meet when you come into the hospital who would do the diagnostic tests related to four areas in which we train them at cardiology respiratory neurophysiology and vascular medicine I chose the clinical measurement program because I wanted to work with patients in a hospital environment and helping with like the Diagnostics area of it the technical aspect really appealed to me when I came across it while filling in my Co it was very practical course and you would be doing the test on patients and this really appealed to me the general role is an interesting mixture of understanding the technology and the instrumentation related to the equipment that you're using and diagnostic testing you're doing and also the interacting with the patient the clinical measurement science degree offered by di T in chemistry is the only degree available in Ireland in this area each department will specialize in different areas so you would perhaps speaker if you're in a cardiology department you might be running ucg testing in the neurophysiology area they would be interested in things like abnormalities to do with your central and peripheral nervous system so that would be your brain your spinal cord your muscles and your nerves respiratory that area pertains to your pulmonary system your breathing your ability to breathe properly and they also tend to specialize in sleep disorders the other one is vascular medicine so that would be the area of your how your arteries and your veins and your general vasculature the health of it or if there's a disease present that will tend to use a lot of ultrasound scanning techniques it's a four-year honours degree so the first two years are very academically based so they will have an initial introduction to broad-based science subjects such as physics chemistry biology physiology human anatomy mathematics computer science instrumentation there's a lot of physics and chemistry in first year and but if you don't have a background in that that's completely fine I didn't and it's completely manageable we then prepare them to go out into clinical training and as a into the practice education environment in the third and fourth year of the degree and the work placement that you do in third year you pick three of the four disciplines and my three work cardiology which I did in the bon secours Hospital in Turley vascular that I did in the matter public in Dublin and neurophysiology that I also did in the matter of public it's very different performing these procedures in University damage would be when you actually doing it on a real patient so exposure that they get and the third and the fourth here are critical to their development has healthcare scientists when I graduate I hope to go into a job in either my major discipline vascular or my minor discipline cardiology and I can do that in Ireland or I could go to the UK you can travel quite well with us it's very well regarded in the UK we have graduates working in Australia in Canada in North America all the graduates who have been through this degree at the moment we have a 100% employment rate so if you take this degree you study this degree and you pass this degree and it's highly likely that you will have an employment at the end of the four years

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