University of Leeds program

Medical Technology Futures

An introduction to the MedTech field, with a special focus on medical device design and engineering.

  • Overview 5 courses
  • Duration 10 weeks
  • Learn Free

Explore cutting edge innovations, developments, and technologies in the field of MedTech.

This program provides you with an initial introduction to the exciting future of medical technology, covering digital medicine, genomics, personalised medicine, artificial intelligence, robotics, and regenerative medicine.

There is a special focus on medical device design and engineering and synergy with the UK Topol Review of medical technologies. The topics will be presented within the framework of the design and innovation process, from assessing user and clinical need through to gaining regulatory approval.

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When you complete all courses, upgrade and earn a Certificate of Achievement for each, you will receive a FutureLearn Award as proof of completing the program of study and deeper subject knowledge.

10 weeks recommended learning
$370 USD (course costs)
5 courses

What skills will I learn?

The program Medical Technology Futures has been designed for anyone looking to increase their knowledge of medtech. Completing all five courses in this program will enable you to:

  • Identify the impact of medical technologies on healthcare
  • Recognise the opportunities and challenges encountered during the medical device product development process
  • Reflect on the ethical, regulatory and accessibility challenges of digital medicine 
  • Discuss the commercial opportunities of digital medicine and contributions to healthcare
  • Explore the role of genomics in healthcare Identify the materials used to create implants, their qualities and rationale for their use
  • Identify the manufacturing process of regenerative bio-materials and orthopaedic implants
  • Evaluate the merits and challenges in the use of regenerative tissue against the use of orthopaedic implants
  • Explore how AI and Robotic technologies play a role in healthcare.

Courses on this program

5 courses

How does our pricing work?

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$370 USD - Course Upgrades

Can I learn for free?

Programs are made up of short courses, most of which you can join for free.

However, if you want to take the final assessment and unlock the award or accreditation for the program, you must upgrade each individual course or buy Unlimited to gain a Certificate of Achievement for all the courses in the program.

How do course upgrades work?

If you want to spend more time on course material and better demonstrate what you've learned, you may choose to upgrade each course. You can upgrade your courses at any point after you enrol.

When you upgrade a course, you get ongoing access to the course material for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn. This means you can return to the subject whenever you like.

You will also be given access to any course tests, and the ability to qualify for a downloadable and printed Certificate of Achievement to show what you’ve achieved.

How does Unlimited work?

If you have Unlimited, you will get access to all of the short courses in this program, plus hundreds of other short courses and tests for a year.

You have the ability to learn at your own pace throughout the year and gain digital Certificates of Achievement on all your courses.

If you gain a certificate on a course, you will keep access to the course’s content beyond your Unlimited year so you can revise the content whenever you need.

Unlimited costs $279.99 for a year. Find out more about Unlimited.

Are these the final prices?

Yes. There are no additional fees. The price you see here includes everything - such as test fees, tuition and any additional accreditation provided by the course.

The University of Leeds

The Medical Technology Futures Program has been developed by the University of Leeds, one of the UK’s largest research-based universities and a member of the prestigious Russell Group. The University of Leeds was named University of the Year 2017 by The Times and The Sunday Times' Good University Guide, and achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the highest award possible, for “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students, of the highest quality found in the UK.”

Who will you learn with?

Visiting Professor in Medical Technology Innovation & Translation and Operations Director of Regener8, University of Leeds; CEO Neotherix, York.