Online course in Health & Psychology

MedTech: Trends and Product Design

Explore the product design process of MedTech devices and examine future trends in healthcare technology and the MedTech industry.

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 5 hours
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Learn how innovative medical devices are designed, produced and regulated

Major advances in technology are driving innovation in healthcare. On this course, you will explore the global landscape of medical device trends by looking at the past, present, and future of medical technology development.

You will be introduced to the key factors driving the development of innovative medical equipment, and learn how medical devices are classified. You will also explore medical device regulation as you follow the product development process of a new medical device, from identifying the clinical need to launching the final product.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 13 secondsHow do medtech devices go from a research idea to clinical use? When bringing a new medical device to the marketplace, developers must consider a wide range of variables. These include patients and clinical needs, compatibility with existing technology, economic considerations and regulatory approval. You will understand some of the challenges and commercial opportunities involved in the development of medical devices. Researchers and developers need financial backing to commercialise their innovations whilst meeting the demand for high quality healthcare. Explore some of the latest innovation in the field and investigate some of the possible opportunities of future medtech applications. Discover the forces driving innovation through the revolutionary work taking place at the University of Leeds. Join us on MedTech, Trends and Product Design today.

What topics will you cover?

  • History of MedTech and how MedTech products have been developed.
  • The forces driving innovation in the MedTech sector.
  • Challenges for MedTech products to overcome.
  • How do we make sure MedTech products are safe?
  • Establishing a patient and clinical need for a product.
  • Designing products with regulations in mind.
  • Bringing a product to market.

Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service: This course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service, which means it can be used to provide evidence of your continuing professional development.

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    This course started 25 Nov 2019

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Discuss the impact of medical technologies (MedTech) on anticipated future demands for improved healthcare.
  • Explain the opportunities and challenges encountered during the medical device product development process.
  • Describe the medical device development process, from clinical need through to regulatory approval and product introduction.
  • Apply a medical device development process to an exemplar MedTech product.

Who is the course for?

This course is appropriate for anyone interested in MedTech and product design.

The course will be of particular interest to undergraduate students studying engineering, product design, and disciplines related to healthcare, and professionals working in the healthcare sector in a medical capacity or as MedTech designers.

Who will you learn with?

Mike Raxworthy

Mike Raxworthy

Visiting Professor in Medical Technology Innovation & Translation and Operations Director of Regener8, University of Leeds; CEO Neotherix, York.
https://engineering.leeds.ac.uk/staff/210/mike_raxworthy

Who developed the course?

As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.

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