ENGM 189: Medical Device Development (.5 credit)

Offered

13F, 14F: Mon, Tues 1:15-2:45pm

Prerequisites

Graduate standing in engineering or business administration

Instructors

Paulsen

Textbooks

Fall 2013: None

Cannot be used to satisfy any A.B. degree requirements

This course carries .5 credit.

This module of the course is an overview of existing medical devices and discusses methods for development, evaluation, and approval of new medical devices. The course will cover both diagnostic and interventional devices, and cover clinical and pre-clinical testing issues, as well as a discussion of FDA approval processes, funding startups, and cost effectiveness analysis. The course will involve several case studies as examples. For projects, students will work in teams to analyze needs in the medical setting and come up with a plan for a new device, and analyze how best to develop it with a new startup. Two classes per week, 5 weeks total.