ECE4087 - Medical technology innovation
6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering
Leader(s): I Brown
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)
This unit provides an introduction to the process of design and innovation with particular reference to medical technology. The design, development and manufacture of medical technology are covered, taking into consideration safety and effectiveness issues, regulatory and legal issues, the patient equipment interface and the hospital or medical environment in which the equipment is to be used. This will be achieved through case studies and development of a business plan.
To introduce the process of medical technology innovation in the context of Australian case studies.
To develop a conceptual design for a new medical technology considering a wide range of parameters including technical feasibility, patient/doctor acceptance, manufacturability, financial viability, and safety.
To gain experience in developing and presenting a plan for new technology innovation.
Continuous assessment: 50%
Examination: (3 hours) 50%. Students must achieve a mark of 45% in each of these two components to achieve an overall pass grade.
3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory and practice classes and 6 hours of private study per week
ECE4807, ECE5087, ECE5807