University of Medical Technology, Yangon

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University of Medical Technology, Yangon
ဆေးဘက်‌ဆိုင်ရာ နည်းပညာ တက္ကသိုလ် (ရန်ကုန်)
Type Public
Established 1993
Rector Prof Dr. Naing Win
Location Insein Township, Yangon
Yangon Division, Myanmar
Affiliations Ministry of Health

The University of Medical Technology, Yangon (Burmese: ဆေးဘက်‌ဆိုင်ရာ နည်းပညာ တက္ကသိုလ် (ရန်ကုန်) [sʰébɛʔ sʰàɪɴjà nípjɪ̀ɴɲà tɛʔkəθò (jàɴɡòʊɴ)]; formerly, the Institute of Paramedical Science, Yangon) is one of three universities of medical technology in Myanmar. The university offers four-year Bachelor of Medical Technology (BMTech) and two-year Master of Medical Technology (MMTech) degree programs in physiotherapy, medical laboratory technology and medical imaging technology.[1] The university accepts approximately undergraduate 150 students annually.[2] It is situated at Lower Mingaladon Road in Insein Township.

History[edit]

Formal paramedical education in Myanmar began in 1964 when a paramedical diploma course in accordance with the guidelines set by the College of Radiographers, UK, was introduced. This was part of an international technical assistance program—the Colombo Plan, and was available until 1986.[3] The Institute of Paramedical Science, Yangon was formally established in 1993. It was the only institute in the country until the founding of the Institute of Paramedical Science, Mandalay in 2002.

Programs[edit]

The university offers two-year diploma and four-year bachelor's degree programs in radiography, physiotherapy, and medical technology.[3]

Program Diploma Bachelor's
Radiography DPSc BPSc
Medical Imaging Technology DMedTech BMedTech
Medical Laboratory Technology DMedTech BMedTech
Physiotherapy DMedTech BMedTech

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Health Statistics" (PDF). Ministry of Health, Myanmar. Retrieved 2008-12-30. 
  2. ^ "Managing Health Work Force" (PDF). Ministry of Health, Myanmar. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 22, 2011. Retrieved 2008-12-30. 
  3. ^ a b G Glover (1996-02-29). "Development of Radiographic Technology Teaching Program, Yangon, Myanmar" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-12-14. [dead link]