10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The purpose of this module is for students to gain knowledge and experience in designing medical and assistive devices and implants, which underlines the role played by a Biomedical Engineer/Bioengineer. Topics include a survey of world health and clinical problems, the need for solutions in the developed, developing and underdeveloped countries; the principles of medical device and implant design; design parameters and specifications; design for an assistive product, engineering analysis; preclinical testing for safety and efficacy, risk/benefit ratio assessment, evaluation of clinical performance and design of clinical trials. Case studies and topical discussions are used to aid further understanding of specific topics.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Bioengineering, course in IPE):

Teaching timetable


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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK