MD ID 6175

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MD ID 6175 - Medical Device Innovation
This course continues the principles of medical technology innovation and design with a focus on practical skills for prototyping and medical device design.

Medical Device Innovation includes in-person training on prototyping lab equipment at the University of Utah Center for Medical Innovation (CMI), including 3D design software (SolidWorks, Fusion, etc.), 3D printing, 3D scanning, and the laser cutter. Principles of US FDA Regulatory Affairs and USPTO patent and intellectual property (IP) development further augment the prototype development training. During in-class strategy sessions, students serve as ad hoc consultants for their own projects and for other teams' projects, focusing on concept and prototype development and on discussions relative to Regulatory Affairs, Intellectual Property, Clinical Research, and Medical Reimbursement. Students will learn to approach real-world clinical problems by identifying diagnostic and therapeutic deficiencies that can be addressed through the process of innovating medical technologies.
The textbook chapters and lecture series will be complemented with interactive lectures that provide real-world examples of the medical innovation process given by guest lecturers who have successfully navigated the strategic biodesign process and impacted healthcare through innovative technologies.

Attendance and participation are critical. It is also very important that students read ahead and be completely familiar with all case studies covered in the course. The participation grade will be heavily weighted to participation in case study discussions.
Medicine, Interdepartmental
Credit Range
2 - 2
Permission Required
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  Title Year Tags #Sec
MD ID 6175 - Medical Device Innovation 2024/2025
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