Design of Medical Devices and Implants OpenCourseWare: Free Online Graduate Level Medical Device Design Course by MIT

Published Jan 22, 2009

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Learn about the uses of medical implants and devices, as well as related problem-solving techniques, in 'Design of Medical Devices and Implants,' an OpenCourseWare class offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The free online course is provided by the Mechanical Engineering Department. This course can be helpful to students pursuing graduate degrees in biological engineering, mechanical engineering or materials science and engineering.

Design of Medical Devices and Implants: Course Specifics

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Design of Medical Devices and Implants: Course Description

Students will learn about the design process and solution enhancement techniques of implants and medical devices in the 'Design of Medical Devices and Implants' OpenCourseWare. Some of the lecture topics include tissue engineering, design specifications, degradation of devices, cell-matrix control volumes, shape and size of implants and anatomic fit. Students will also learn how to develop medical device designs and learn about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations for medical devices and medical implants. Students taking this course should have previous knowledge of biomaterials and tissue interactions; an OpenCourseWare on this topic is offered by MIT. 'Design of Medical Devices and Implants' was taught on campus by MIT professors Myron Spector and Ioannis Yannas in 2006 as a lecture class. Past MIT graduate students have created designs of soft tissue implants, dental implants, artificial organs and orthopedic devices as their final projects for this course.

This OpenCourseWare includes lecture notes, readings and a homework assignment with solutions. If you would like to take this free course, visit the medical implant design course page.

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