30 credits at level HE7
The module involves understanding the properties of materials and their impact on designing medical devices; Design, development, manufacturing, evaluation and application of medical devices that include medical disposables and hi-tech products; Biopolymer application and coating; and Smart materials based biomedical devices.
The module mainly addresses the design & develop and evaluation aspects of medical products including drug dispenses, pacemakers, blood flow meters, centrifugal blood pumps, hearing aids and nerve simulators, dental prosthetic devices, skin substitute materials and wound management and disposable products. The design and development of hi-tech products such as artificial kidney, artificial lung, stents, ligaments and vascular prostheses are also included in this module. In addition, students will learn the application of natural, synthetic and inorganic biopolymeric materials in designing the medical devices. Biopolymer coating, inorganic coating, drug-release coating and antimicrobial coating will also be taught.
This module will be delivered in the form of short courses and workshops. Each short course will be self contained. The short courses will be of 5 days duration. Assignment in the form of Integrated Learning Package (ILP) will be provided so that participants would be able to complete the work within three months after the start of this module. The module will be assessed by completion of the ILP that must not be less than 4000 words. ILP consists of three components in which Part 1 examines candidate’s basic understanding of the concept, principles and awareness of the module, Part 2 requires probing and investigating type answers which reflect deep understanding of the subject and Part 3 tests the candidate’s ability to digest, analyze and criticize the state of the affairs and demonstrate ability to defend, challenge and offer suggestions. In addition, individual or group seminar presentations will be organised to assess the candidate’s knowledge and attainment.
300 hours campus based learning
Classroom sessions 35hr (5 x 7)
Practical work 7hr
Self study 120hr
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when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Describe, discuss and apply knowledge & understanding in design and developing the biomedical products.||
Outline the principles and techniques involved in design and develop biomaterials.
Examine the basic criteria for the development of medical devices.
|2.||Gain an understanding of medical devices design control.||
Explain the design strategy and the requirements of design control.
Recognise the emphasis on effective design strategy.
|3.||Discuss the general quality system relating to design process.||
Evaluate and enhance the general quality system relating to design process.
Analyse the best practice approach for medical device design.
|4.||Identify and critically analyse various biomedical devices.
Illustrate the specific application of biomedical devices.
Compare the functional properties of various medical devices.
|5.||Interpret and illustrate the application of biopolymers and biomedical coatings in product development.||
Distinguish and differentiate various biopolymers and coating methods.
Examine the application of biopolmers and biomedical coatings in product development.
|6.||Demonstrate a competence in undertaking research and development in the area of biomedical devices.||Recognise own strength in initiating research in biomedical devices.|
|7.||Prepare and present an oral presentation.||Deliver an oral presentation and answer questions.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||ILP not less than 4000 words. ILP consists of three parts. Part 1 - Short answer questions||Part 2 - Questions relating to probing and investigating||Part 3 - Questions relating to in-depth analysis, critical examination, defending, challenging and judging||Seminar presentation and question and answer session|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
1. Webster JG (1978), Medical Instrumentation: Application and Design, Houghton Mifflin, ISBN: 0395254116.
2. Fries RC (2001), Handbook of Medical Device Design, Marcel Dekker, ISBN: 0824703995.
3. Green D (2005), Medical Devices: ISO 13485 and ISO 9001, BSI, ISBN: 0580456447.
4. Dumitriu S (2002), Polymeric Biomaterials, Marcel Dekker, ISBN: 0824705696.
5. Davis JR (2003), Handbook of Materials for Medical Devices, ASM International, ISBN: 097170790.
6. Anand SC, Kennedy JF, Miraftab M and Rajendran S (2006), Medical Textiles and Biomaterials for Healthcare, Woodhead Publishing, ISBN: 1855736832.
7. Hin TS (2004), Engineering Materials for Biomedical Application, World Scientific, ISBN: 9812560610.
8. Von Recum AF (1999), Handbook of Biomaterials Evaluation, Taylor & Francis, ISBN: 1560324791.
9. Davis JR (2003), Handbook of Materials for Medical Devices, ASM International, ISBN: 087170790X.
10. LaPorte RJ (1997), Hydrophilic Polymer Coatings for Medical Devices, CRC press, ISBN: 1566765048.
11. Enderle J, Blanchard S and Bronzino J (2005), Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, 2nd Edition, Elsevier.
12. Langenhove LV (March 2007), Smart Textiles for Medicine and Healthcare: Materials, Systems and Applications, Woodhead, ISBN: 1845690052.
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