Medical Devices I


This module describes the multidisciplinary nature of medical device design and the importance of integrating the biological structure/function into device design. Various types of medical devices and therapies for the treatment of soft tissues will be examined in terms of clinical need, structure, function and clinical outcomes. This module prepares learners for a career a medical device company or as a clinical engineer within a hospital environment.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine various soft tissue diseases and their morphological characterisation

  2. Determine the ethical and sustainability considerations for medical devices

  3. Assess the structure, function and performance of medical devices and/or procedures for a given soft tissue disease state.

  4. Interpret the clinical reporting on the performance of medical devices and procedures.

  5. Write a review report in article format that compares and contrasts a medical device, therapy or procedure for the treatment of a given soft tissue disease.

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