Programme structure and courses
As evidenced during the current COVID-19 pandemic, the rapid development of reliable in-vitro diagnostic kits is an essential component for the effective management of urgent public health needs. The shift towards digital health and precision medicine further highlights the emphasis to support innovation of healthcare applications and diagnostic kits. In supporting the rapid growth of In-Vitro Diagnostic Devices (IVD) and Software as Medical Devices (SaMD), as well as facilitating the access of these important health products to consumers, CoRE presents two Executive Certificates (EC) to cater to professionals in health product development and research, regulation and healthcare services. Each EC focuses on the two key components in enhancing the entry of these innovations - product development and regulatory requirements.
Each EC consists of 3 short courses. The short courses are 2-day workshops, containing essential topics for the working professionals, while maintaining a comprehensive scope. The short courses for each EC are typically conducted within a 3-6 months period, allowing the candidate to finish the learning journey efficiently.
Candidates who complete the 3 short courses (with minimum Pass grades) will obtain the corresponding Executive Certificate. For professionals who are not pursuing the EC, they can choose to attend the specific short course according to their need, without the obligation to finish all three short courses. However, in the event of an overwhelming enrolment, priority may be given to candidates who are pursuing the EC.
Candidates who are pursuing the CoRE’s Graduate Certificate in Health Products Regulation (GC) can have the option of using the EC to count towards the requirements for obtaining the GC. The EC is equivalent to 4 Module Credits, or one full module under the GC programme.