Scientific management MED5300

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

Management related to practice as a clinical scientist in the NHS


20 lectures over 15 weeks

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

At least a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in physics or engineering 


Excluded Courses




Assessment is by examination of one hour's duration.




In accordance with the University's Code of Assessment reassessments are normally set for all courses which do not contribute to the honours classifications. For non honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students, and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions are listed below in this box.

Main Assessment In: March

Course Aims

This course aims to give the student :

■ detailed knowledge of a wide range of critical electromedical equipment, its potential hazards, legislation, design requirements

■ detailed knowledge of NHS quality systems procurement processes and other aspects of governance

■ detailed knowledge of the analogue and digital electronics that will be found in these devices

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ deal with complex issues and make informed judgements in the field of medical equipment management

■ critically appraise current legislation and guidelines for the management and safety of medical equipment

■ critically appraise current legislation and guidelines for the construction and safety of medical electronics

■ demonstrate extensive detailed and critical knowledge of the processes for reporting hazards with medical equipment

■ deal with complex issues and make informed judgements in the field of the NHS procurement process

■ demonstrate critical analysis and evaluation in the light of the evidence in the area of electromagnetic compatibility and interference

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits