University of Technology Sydney

69502 Medical Devices and Diagnostics

6cp; 4hpw (2hrs: workshop, 2hrs: lecture)
Anti-requisite(s): 91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics


This subject introduces the science behind devices encountered in medical practice as well as emerging technologies expected to contribute to the future of medical diagnosis and treatment. Topics covered include biomedical implants, devices for in vitro diagnostics, medical lasers, electrophysiology and electrocardiograms (ECG), microfluidic devices for medicine, pandemic viral diagnostics, how to run clinical trials of medical devices, and medical device regulations and standards. Ethical, legal, social, cultural and economic impacts of the introduction of devices into medical practice are examined. Medical device regulatory frameworks and medical device classification are introduced; and issues relating to the design and implementation of clinical trials are examined.

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Spring session, City campus

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