The landscape of Biomedical Engineering in Ghana is about to experience a significant transformation. Two of our esteemed universities, KNUST and the University of Ghana, Legon, are set to adopt a more practical approach to their Biomedical Engineering curriculum. This change, happening on September 19, 2023, is a shift from the previously theory-heavy curriculum.
This exciting initiative is a part of the develop funding programme, managed by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The Health Minister will officially kick-off this project, named “Upskilling Biomedical Engineers for Ghana.”
The event will witness the gathering of biomedical engineering experts, students, faculty, dignitaries from the Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, the Ghana Institution of Engineering, and project partners.
Holger Till, the Develop Team Lead at GIZ Ghana, believes this launch will greatly improve the skills of BME experts in Ghana. This will enable them to better handle and maintain medical devices, thereby improving the quality of life for patients.
Medical service providers B. Braun, Delft Imaging Ghana, and Sysmex Europe, along with the learning platform Area9 Lyceum, will support this initiative by providing high-quality equipment, advanced technology, and services.
The project aims to modernise the bachelor courses and expects the first batch of 280 students to graduate and 100 health sector professionals to complete a modernised training. This will undoubtedly fortify Ghana’s health system.
SOURCE: Senali News Ghana