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BMED5001 Biodesign Medical Technology Innovation

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1OnlineOnline flexible
Content
Based on the Biodesign methodology of innovating medical technologies, this unit provides students with the opportunity to identify and research real clinical unmet needs, brainstorm a medical technology solution, and learn the medical device development process.
Students will work together in a group, over 7 full day workshops, to develop a medical technology project.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify an unmet clinical need appropriate for project development; (2) develop basic market and stakeholder analysis for a clinical unmet need; (3) generate solutions based on the design thinking methodology; (4) identify suitable intellectual property protection
; (5) identify regulatory pathways; (6) identify reimbursement pathways; and (7) create a development pathway towards translation of a medical technology.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) group written assignment; (2) class participation; and (3) oral presentations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Ms Intan Oldakowska
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Advisable prior study:
Well suited, but not restricted to, participants with an academic background in: biological sciences, physics, engineering, medical science, medicine or business/commerce.
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
45 hours, 7 full days of intensive tuition spread over roughly six weeks. Study and assessment: Approximately 45 hours of pre-reading material prior to the intensive weeks, and approximately 60 hours to study and prepare assessments during and post intensive tuition.
Texts

Biodesign: The process of Innovating Medical Technologies (2nd Edition). 

Paul G. Yock, Stefanos Zenios, Josh Makower, Todd J. Brinton, Uday N. Kumar, F. T. Jay Watkins, Lyn Denend, Thomas M. Krummel, Christine Q. Kurihara


Cambridge University Press, 2 Feb 2015 

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