Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 72 hours |
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Entry into one of the following degrees: MC-ENG Master of Engineering (Biochemical), (Biomedical), (Chemical), (Civil), (Electrical), (Environmental), (Mechanical), (Software), (Spatial), (Structural).
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CoordinatorProf David Grayden
Prof David Grayden
BioDesign Innovation is a “real world” course in creating successful medical devices. The course is given over two semesters of one academic year and is composed of frontal lectures, practical training, and a guided project. The first semester focusses on identifying clinical needs, brainstorming and concept creation. The second semester focusses on concept development and business implementation. Teams of 2-3 students from engineering disciplines will team up with business students and with people from medical and law backgrounds to conceive and design an innovative medical device, taking it through all steps of development. The students in the teams will complete assessment items together, each member primarily contributing according to their specialisation. The teams will create an engineering prototype of their invention, draft a provisional patent application, and compose a detailed business plan. BioDesign Innovation is taught by a combination of academics, medical device entrepreneurs, corporate executives, intellectual property attorneys and venture capitalists. As such, it provides a unique opportunity to gain real world experience while still in an academic environment.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs)
Having completed this unit the student should be able to:
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following skills:
Master of Engineering (Biomedical with Business) |
Master of Engineering (Biomedical)
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