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Bachelor's Degree in Health Engineering

Official title

Pre-enrollment open

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  • Modality
    In-person
  • Languages
    Catalan, Spanish
  • Duration
    4 academic years
  • Credits
    240
  • Date
    September 2023
  • Planning

    Classes in the morning and practical sessions in the afternoon.

  • Places
    40
  • Location

    La Salle-URL - Carrer de Sant Joan de la Salle, 42. 08022 Barcelona

  • Faculty

    Blanquerna School of Health Sciences

    La Salle Campus Barcelona

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The bachelor's degree in Health Engineering is a Ramon Llull University degree, designed and run by La Salle School of Engineering, in partnership with the Blanquerna School of Health Sciences.

Go to the Health Engineering bachelor's degree website

Who is it for?

The degree is intended for students with critical and analytical thinking skills who aspire to lead the development of one of the fastest growing sectors: medicine and health technology. It is a course in which the working language moves gradually from Catalan/Spanish to English.

The purpose of the degree

To train professionals with the personal and professional skills needed to create and manage innovative technological solutions in the area of healthcare, while acquiring broad knowledge of the healthcare environment, healthcare practice and the technologies, methods and instruments used to improve people's quality of life.

Training

This degree combines comprehensive training in engineering, management, innovation and health sciences with a human approach focusing on healthcare. 50% of the degree credits correspond to computer and telecommunications engineering subjects, 23% to health sciences and 7% to management and innovation.

Multidisciplinary approach

Students of the bachelor's degree in Health Engineering will have unique skills in the technology, medical and health fields. They will undertake internships in hospitals and companies in the sector, and will acquire the competencies needed to lead the technological advances that will define the medicine of the future.

Smart learning: A new educational model for the new normal

The "new normal" requires a new way of teaching and learning, adapted to a changing and uncertain situation that demands flexible, smart and technologically advanced learning that responds to all the new educational needs of students.

The course fosters the new smart learning model and takes another step forward in its innovative DNA, affecting all areas of the educational process: student services, international exchanges, distance-learning internships, the teleworking model applied to internships with companies, the job bank and research projects.

State-of-the-art technology has been implemented in the classrooms to enable both national and international students who cannot come to the campus to take part in classes without being physically present in the classroom. Sessions taught with students attending in person will be transmitted live over the internet, and those attending outside the classroom will be shown on screens so that faculty and students attending in person can see them and interact with them. All the students, both those who attend in person and those who are not able to be on campus, will form a single group maintaining the same academic schedule and contact with classmates and professors.

  • Personalized, because it adapts to the student and their needs or circumstances, regardless of the healthcare setting.
  • Flexible, because it overcomes the limitations of online or in-person tuition with a platform that can be used for face-to-face, hybrid and distance learning.
  • Smart, because it is a new way of teaching and learning that blends physical and interactive experiences.
  • Technological, to implement the smart learning methodology, the classrooms have been transformed into smart classrooms, including:
    • An audio system with upwards of 8,000 virtual microphones per classroom
    • Cameras equipped with artificial intelligence
    • Smart boards to share content to and from the smart classroom, enhancing collaborative work.

Work has also been undertaken to adapt all infrastructures to create a smart campus (classrooms, laboratories, incubator, research infrastructures, common spaces, services, student residence, gym, gardens, etc.) so that they are also sustainable and environmentally friendly spaces. Temperature checks, hydroalcoholic gel dispensers and special soaps have been introduced and cleaning protocols have been extended and modified, in addition to other measures.

At La Salle - Ramon Llull University we make every effort to offer students quality training and a barrier-free university experience, wherever they are.

Blanquerna-URL and La Salle-URL methodology

Classes will be held at La Salle Campus Barcelona, except for the practical sessions of certain subjects that require the use of Blanquerna's laboratories, such as Human Anatomy, Human Physiology and Biomechanics.

Interaction

Blanquerna-URL and La Salle-URL foster personal contact between professors and students, in a climate of dialogue and participation in order to encourage creative capacity and stimulate the critical spirit. Furthermore, students will be encouraged to attend health-engineering-related events and seminars throughout the course in order to acquire the language of the profession, in addition to a knowledge of the ecosystem, in a natural, ongoing, stimulating and enjoyable way.

Immersion

The student will undertake external internships in health centers or companies in order to get closer to the professional world.This allows students to acquire experience and facilitates their future placement in the world of work. It also enables them to gain the transferable skills necessary to become integrated in a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment.

Innovation

The student will undertake external internships in health centers or companies in order to get closer to the professional world.This allows students to acquire experience and facilitates their future placement in the world of work. It also enables them to gain the transferable skills necessary to become integrated in a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment.

Innovation

Through the projects course, the thesis and external internships, real projects can be undertaken in association with our partner centers with a view to addressing real medical and health problems from an engineering standpoint. Our entrepreneurial ecosystem will also enable students to explore and validate entrepreneurial opportunities in life sciences as a result of their work.

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Academic information

Leading technological breakthroughs that will define the medicine of the future

There is major potential in the productive environment to which graduates of our bachelor's degree in Health Engineering will have access. And medical technology is one of the most promising subsectors. So much so that venture capital and foreign investment managers are becoming increasingly committed to the biomedical sector [1]. And this is a global trend: biotechnology was responsible for business worth 5,489 million euros in Europe in the first quarter of 2020, and 4,811 million in the second quarter. A total of 10.3 billion euros, 9.5% up on last year.

Past ten years in Catalonia

The number of start-ups in the life sciences and health sector has increased tenfold, while investment in these companies has tripled, rising from 5.1 million euros in 2016 to 18.8 million euros in 2019 [3]. These companies employ around 55,000 professionals, with companies in the digital health subsector experiencing the strongest growth. These are highly technological companies, since one in four digital health companies uses technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, big data, augmented reality and 3D printing.

The coronavirus pandemic

There will be increased demand for professionals in two industries that were already highly sought after in the labor market: health and engineering [4]. Medical and health engineering is thus one of the fastest growing branches of engineering.

Bachelor's Degree in Health Engineering

The new degree trains students in technologies related to telecommunications, electronics and computer science applied to the improvement of health and disease management. They work within the care circuit, designing new hardware and software in order to enhance patients' well-being and their environment, facilitating the work of doctors, caregivers, nurses and family, and the management of health centers.

Where can our students work?

The degree's graduates will be able to work in universities and hospitals, in industry, at the research facilities of educational and medical institutions, in teaching and in regulatory agencies. The degree boasts a wide range of career opportunities including:

- Diagnostic, monitoring and medical therapy equipment companies.

- Companies providing technology-based healthcare services.

- Companies supplying information and communications technology-based systems for use in clinical, hospital and telemedicine processes.

- Companies offering biomedical signal processing and image processing for diagnosis and monitoring, decision support systems based on data mining, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

- Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

- Clinical services and innovation departments of hospitals.

- Universities and research institutes.

- Health technology transfer and assessment agencies and companies.

Alumnes a la Graduació Blanquerna 2019

A direct link to your future career

Our work doesn't finish the moment you graduate. The Alumni department will support you to enable us to achieve an employment rate of 90% of students in the first year after graduation

State-of-the-art equipment at the student's disposal

All the services you need during your course

Total first-year tuition fees for 2024-2025
€14.220
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