University of Technology Sydney

91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics

6cp; 4hpw (2hrs: workshop, 2hrs: lecture)
Requisite(s): 91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology
Anti-requisite(s): 68205 Advanced Medical Device Technology AND 69502 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. The topics covered include biomedical implants, devices for in vitro diagnostics, biomaterials and biocompatiblity, microfluidic devices for medicine, pandemic viral diagnostics, how to run clinical trials of medical devices, 3D bioprinting in medical applications, portable devices, and medical device regulations and standards. Furthermore, it examines the ethical, legal, social, cultural, and economic impacts of introducing devices into medical practice. It introduces medical device regulatory frameworks and medical device classification, and examines issues relating to the design and implementation of clinical trials.

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Spring session, City campus

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