The objective of the course is to train engineers who will work with medical staff to provide patients with more effective treatments, based on the use of innovative technologies. This professional is also able to organise and make efficient use of technological tools for patient care and assistance. The training in basic sciences and engineering is integrated with courses in biomedical engineering, pathophysiology, and psychology as well as courses in social issues related to the use of new technologies in medicine. In the final phase of the course an internship is carried out at hospitals and at research centers, in the Bergamo area, that are already collaborating with the University of Bergamo and that participate in the management of the training objectives of the course.
Graduates of this course will be able to address the issues related to health processes, organisation, and management of biomedical technologies. They will also know the biological principles, problems due to pathological conditions and the main diagnostic tools used in the clinical setting. They will know how to assess the impact of new technologies in medicine and to manage the related innovation process. They will also be able to verify compliance with the regulations in manufacturing and use of medical devices and artificial organs.
The Bachelor Degree in Technology Engineering for Health aims to provide the skills required for a wide range of roles in biomedical industry, in the field of biomedical and clinical research, in systems dedicated to patient care and assistance. Employment opportunities for these graduates will be possible in biomedical industry, in research laboratories, in hospitals and clinics, in rehabilitation centers, as well as free professional.
The course prepares students for the following skills:
- area of medical device
- technology for diagnostic procedures
- technical management and processing of clinical data
- expert in sensors and in signal processing
- expert in biomedical research
- expert in clinical research.
There is no selection test for enrolment in the course, but there is a test to ascertain the student's initial level of competences.
Students enrolled in the first year of their course are required to have reached a level of proficiency in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.
Each year, entry tests are held in September.
Services for the Degree Course
Every year before lessons start, intensive preparatory courses are organized in the following subjects for those students who are not up to standard:
- Basic computer skills
The material of various courses is available on the University website. This may be used as part of network teaching and collaboration and is a backup for those students who cannot attend lessons on a regular basis.
A tutoring service is available aimed at advising and assisting students during their course of studies and resolving difficulties to enable them to obtain the maximum results from attending courses. This service is provided by tutors whose task it is to advise and help students from each year of the course, in collaboration with teaching staff.
Foreign language tests
The level required by the School of Engineering is the Threshold Level established by the Council of Europe which corresponds to Level B1 of the Framework of Reference. Language skills are tested to verify the student's level at entry. For English, students are tested within the University; more information about Certificazioni riconosciute available in Italian.
Students can also take the relevant on-line self-test.
About the School
The University of Bergamo is located in Lombardia, a region in Northern Italy with more than 10 millions inhabitants and one of the regions with the highest GDP pro capita in Europe.