Programme Schedule 2024/25

The MTD (HealthTech Innovation) is a one-year full-time coursework-based Master programme. It comprises eight courses (96 credits): two core design courses and six specialised courses, organised as follows:

Term 1 (Sep - Dec)

Course Title Credit Points Course Type
Innovation by Design 12 Design Core
Healthcare Ecosystem 12 Specialisation Core
Biomedical Physiology 12 Specialisation Core

Term 2 (Jan - Apr)

Course Title Credit Points Course Type
Design Science 12 Design Core
Biomedical Instrumentation 12 Specialisation Core
Additive Manufacturing of Healthcare Product 12 Specialisation Core

Term 3 (May - Aug)

Course Title Credit Points Course Type
Data Science for Healthcare 12 Specialisation Core
Healthcare Innovation Project 12 Specialisation Core/Experiential Learning

Course Descriptions

Innovation by Design (Term 1)

The focus of this course is the integration of marketing, design, engineering and manufacturing functions in creating and developing a new product, system or service. The course will go through the different phases of designing a new product, system or service using the four Ds of the four-phase Design Innovation Cycle of "Discover-Define-Develop-Deliver". The course will focus on some of the critical success factors for new product development, with an early emphasis on design thinking. Students will be given a design challenge to complete.

Healthcare Ecosystem (Term 1)

This course provides an in-depth exploration of some of the important health challenges facing the world today. These include the global burden and distribution of diseases and mortality across different countries, health disparities and inequalities, and how innovation in technologies can address these problems. Students will gain an understanding of the healthcare delivery and the healthcare system in Singapore and the region, and the impact of policy and regulatory decisions on technology adoption, R&D innovation, healthcare issues and the future of healthcare in Singapore and the region. Topics such as healthcare ethics, legal considerations, regulation, and global healthcare systems will also be covered.

Biomedical Physiology (Term 1)

This course in biomedical physiology is designed to provide an overview of the field of physiology and how it can be applied to address current healthcare challenges. Major organ systems, such as cardiovascular, metabolic and nervous systems and their physiology, including regulation and control, homeostasis, and specific functions of major organs will be covered. The course focuses on the understanding of the physiological information and its key application areas, including biomedical instrumentation and physiological data, and students will be familiarised with the design and development of biomedical devices, tools and medical data systems in these areas.

Design Science (Term 2)

This course introduces students to design science where many design principles and methods will be reviewed, applied and analysed. Students will learn to make connections between design science and other fields, such as engineering, and how principles in design science can be used to advance these fields. The class will cover a broad set of design methods such as customer needs analysis, methods in creativity, functional modelling, design for X and design for testing and verification.

Additive Manufacturing of Healthcare Product (Term 2)

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of additive manufacturing (3D printing) technologies and their applications in healthcare challenges. Key topics to be covered include materials, design principles, regulatory considerations, as well as case studies of healthcare applications, such as diagnostics tools, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Biomedical Instrumentation (Term 2)

Designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of advanced biomedical instrumentation technologies and their applications in addressing contemporary healthcare challenges, this course provides insights into cutting-edge instruments and techniques. Students will develop skills and knowledge necessary to contribute to the improvement of healthcare through innovative instrumentation. The course will cover a range of topics, including medical imaging instrumentation, diagnostic instrumentation, therapeutics instrumentation, using real-world case studies relevant to the healthcare industry.

Data Science for Healthcare (Term 3)

This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to harness the power of data science to address the latest challenges in healthcare. Students will learn how to analyse healthcare data, extract valuable insights, and develop data-driven solutions to improve patient outcomes, healthcare operations, and decision-making processes. The course will cover a range of topics, including data collection and analysis using (Matlab, Python and R programming language), data preprocessing, machine learning, ethical considerations, and real-world case studies relevant to the healthcare industry.

Healthcare Innovation Project (Term 3)

Students will work, individually or in teams, on a topic or problem statement discussed with either faculty supervisors or clinical mentors. This project-based experiential learning aims to educate students to solve cutting-edge research problems or real-life clinical challenges by applying their design and technology knowledge and skills acquired in the MTD programme.

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