30 credits at level HE7
The module will offer a critical understanding of textile products used in medicine and healthcare.
It will develop participants' knowledge and skills required for designing new medical devices and processes and for careers in the textile supply chain in research laboratories, in government agencies and in higher education.
Acquiring a critical understanding of advanced skills in medical products design and development.
Applying knowledge and expertise in teaching, research and product developments.
Introduction to healthcare and medical textile devices.
Woundcare products and bandaging.
Application of implantable biomedical devices.
Healthcare and hygiene products.
Tissue culture engineering.
Evaluation of medical textiles products.
Fundamental aspects of legal and ethical issues involved within the medical textiles supply chain.
An intensive course of lectures and workshops over 5-10 days will be used to introduce the participants to the subject matter. Each participant will be provided with a structured learning package in order to develop their knowledge, comprehension and application of the material presented.
This module will be assessed by completion of all the assignments. This must be submitted in three parts, a, b and c of increasing depth and application at monthly intervals form the end of the short course. This will allow formal feedback during the remote phase of the module.
Lectures 20 hours
Workshops 5 hours
Practical work 5 hours
Background reading 90 hours
Structured Learning Package 90 hours
Assignments 90 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate the importance of medical textiles to the healthcare industry.||Identify the role and critical importance of medical textile substrates, product design and development and applications within the medical textiles industry.|
|2.||Undertake research into the area of healthcare and medicine.||
Demonstrate the research methods.
Explain woven, nonwoven, knitted and crochet fabric construction methods.
Identify various medical textile devices.
Test the products using special medical instruments.
Explain the importance of product developments in various areas of medicine.
|3.||Generate ideas through a critical analysis of novel concepts and formulate responses to well defined scenarios.||
Identify novel ideas of product development.
Explain specific application areas within the healthcare sector.
Describe important clinical issues involved in product development.
|4.||Demonstrate testing and characterisation of medical products.||
Identify and explain the features of special testing instruments.
Test the medical products.
Describe characterisation of products.
|5.||Demonstrate the relevance of technology to teaching, research and product development.||
Analyse the content of syllabuses.
Relate the technology studied to teaching and research.
Apply the acquired knowledge to product development.
|6.||Acquire knowledge on medical product management.||
Explain the application of medical products in specific fields of hospital management.
Describe various medical terms involved in medical textiles product management in hospital environment.
Explain the fundamentals of physiology of wound management.
Identify the principal legal and ethical issues in conducting clinical trials at hospitals.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||ILP||Oral presentation of ILP||Poster|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
1. Wound management: theory and practice, EMP Healthcare, 1999.
2. Wound management, Flanagan, Madeleine, 1997.
3. Developments in Medical Textiles, S.Rajendran and S.C.Anand, Textile Progress, Volume 32, No.4, 2002.
4. Medical Textiles 96, S.C.Anand, Woodhead, 1996.
5. Medical Textiles, S.C.Anand, Woodhead, 2001.
1. Medical Textiles
2. Journal of Wound Care
3. British Journal of Nursing
4. Nursing Standard
5. Nonwovens Report International
6. Nonwovens Industry
5. Internet Electronic Journals
1. http://www.sciencedirect.com (Medline and World Textile Abstract databases)
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