Practical information

IUFC

LOCATION AND SCHEDULE

The certificate will be taking place from October 2019 to March 2020 on Fridays (AM & PM) and Saturdays (AM). Lectures will be held in Louvain-la-Neuve, in the “BST” building on Fridays (room BST11, BST21, or BST31), and in the “Maxwell” building on Saturdays (floor +1, room “Nyquist”).

The exact days of teaching (more than 180 hours of training in total) are the following:

October 2019 November 2019 December 2019 January 2020 February 2020 March 2020
  • 25th
  • 8th
  • 9th
  • 15th
  • 16th
  • 22nd
  • 23rd
  • 29th
  • 30th
  • 13th
  • 14th
  • 20th
  • 21st
  • 10th
  • 11th
  • 17th
  • 18th
  • 24th
  • 25th
  • 7th
  • 8th
  • 14th
  • 15th
  • 6th
  • 7th
  • 13th
  • 14th
  • 20th
  • 21st
  • 27th
  • 28th

However, this exact schedule is subject to changes. Participants are invited to visit the Moodle webpage of the certificate (accessible only to registered students) for getting the updated schedule and location of lectures.


REGISTRATION FEES

Registration costs are 3,250 euros. These fees include tuition, course materials, practical exercises, student card, catering, and access to the site and facilities.


CONDITIONS FOR ADMISSION

Candidates must have a Master’s degree, from a university or equivalent, in :

  • Engineering : Biomedical, Mechanical, Electronic, Software, or Materials Science
  • Bioengineering, Medicine, or Life Sciences
  • Management or Business Economics

Good fluency in English is a prerequisite for registration. If these requirements are not met, admission via accreditation of prior learning and work is possible.


ORGANIZING STAFF

RENAUD RONSSE
Professor at UCLouvain and Academic Advisor

SOPHIE DEMOUSTIER
Professor at UCLouvain and Academic Advisor

PIERRE GEENS
Senior consultant at Medidee

PHILIPPE ETTER
Senior partner at Medidee


TEACHING APPROACH AND ASSESSMENT

The learning curriculum includes :

  • Lectures
  • Demonstrations, practical exercises, and extramural visits

The final exam consists of a personal written report produced during the training modules, and developing the regulatory, clinical, and quality pathways of a selected technology. This report will further be presented to the certificate jury at the end of the training.

The University certificate

Participants attending the programme and passing the evaluation will be awarded a “University Certificate in Clinical, regulatory and quality affairs for medical devices and in-vitro diagnosis” and 17 ECTS credits. On top of the personal development value of the certificate for the attendees’ training plan, these credits can be used to pursue other academic programmes in Europe, pending the approval by the committee in charge of the programmes for which the participant wishes to apply at a later date.


REGISTRATION

Applicants must fill in the online registration form, which can be found on the website of the certificate. They are requested to describe their :

  • educational background
  • experience
  • motivations for taking the certificate

Applications will be reviewed by the programme jury in their order of submission.


FIND OUT MORE

Phone : +32 (0)10 47 80 73
Mail : caraqa@uclouvain.be