Medical Devices II


This module is a continuation of the year 3 module Biomechanics of Hard Tissues. This module focuses on medical device innovation, medical devices and for hard tissues and their associated hard tissue degeneration and disease.  The processes for implant design, material selection and associated surgical procedures are examined and explored.  This module prepares learners for a career a medical device company or as a clinical engineer within a hospital environment.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine the medical device's innovation process - from napkin to bedside

  2. Determine the ethical and sustainability considerations for hard tissue medical devices

  3. Describe the structure and function of hard tissue structures and joints as well as the effects of degenerative diseases and fractures.

  4. Formulate design strategies for hard tissue based medical implants.

  5. Appraise the design, failure modes and innovation of currently available and new medical device technologies.

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