Technical Training

Medical Software Quality Assurance (Level 8 NFQ, 15 ECTs)


This programme provides participants with fundamental theoretical and practical skills, abilities and knowledge for assuring the quality of medical software applications in accordance with relevant state of the art regulatory requirements and quality management systems. This includes standalone software which is a medical device, software which is part of a medical device, medical device apps and for software used in the Medtech regulated environment. Participants will be capable of creating and executing test cases and tracking software issues from their diagnosis to resolution and generally assuring the quality of developed software.

The programme will be delivered over approximately 14 weeks through blended learning, with virtual classroom, self paced eLearning and project work. Online classes will take place on Tuesday and Thursday. The focus is on the reduction of theory to practice so there is a strong emphasis on developing practical skills. Upon completion, learners will be able to apply the theory behind what they have learned in their workplace.

This course has a proven track record of successfully delivering excellent content to participants who have included Testers, Software Engineers, Project Managers, QA Personnel, Quality Managers, Technical Consultants and Senior Managers.

Syllabus & Delivery Schedule

Module 1: Foundations of Software Testing
Module 2: Software Quality Assurance Standards

*Module 1 follows the ISTQB Foundations syllabus in preparation for the ISTQB exam.

Online Introduction: 26 November 2020

Module 1:
Self-paced eLearning:
  • 26 November 2020 – 06 January 2021
Online Classroom: (90 minutes)
  • 12, 14, 19 January 2021

Module 2:
Online Classroom: (90 minutes)
  • 02, 04, 09, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 February 2021
  • 02, 04, 09, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 March 2021

Note* Approximately 30 hours will be required for online learning and project work.

Entry Requirements

3rd Level qualification (certificate, diploma, degree) in Software Engineering, Quality or a Science related discipline is desired.
Experience in software Quality Assurance activities, such as software testing, will be taken into account in lieu of a third level qualification


The programme will be accredited to Level 8 NFQ with 15 ECTs

Upcoming dates:


Virtual classroom & self-paced online learning, Online
26 November 2020
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Medical Software Quality Assurance (Level 8 NFQ, 15 ECTs)

Training Days

Virtual classroom & eLearning

Training Locations


Course Cost

Member rate: €2,250
Non-member rate: €3,800
* Cost quoted per person

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