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ECE4087

Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)I Brown

Synopsis

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.

Objectives

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.

Assessment

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.

Contact hours

3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory and practice classes and 6 hours of private study per week

Prohibitions

ECE4807, ECE5087, ECE5807