Short Title:Introduction to Medical Device Manufacture
Full Title:Introduction to Medical Device Manufacture
Module Code:MEDE H1001
Credits: 10
Field of Study:Pharmacy
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Description:The module aims to provide the student with a broad understanding of the various medical devices available for the treatment and prevention of disease. It covers their control and regulation, as well as their modes and methods of manufacture. It also aims to provide an overview of the medical device industry both globally and nationally.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the medical device industry, the principle companies involved and their product ranges
LO2 Explain the variuos principles and practices involved in the control and regulation of the medical devices industry
LO3 Describe various manufacturing processes used in the manufacture of biomedical devices.
LO4 Demonstrate knowledge of the application and manufacture of polymer-based medical devices
LO5 Demonstrate a knowledge of the application and manufacture of medical devices manufactured from a variety of other materials such as metals, natural materials and composites.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Assignments 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 Ongoing
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

This module has no Full Time workload.
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Self directed learning 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Assignment No Description 10.00 Twice per semester 1.33
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.33
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • [editors] John D. Enderle, Susan M. Blanchard, and Joseph D. Bronzino 2005, Introduction to biomedical engineering, Elsevier Academic Press Amsterdam [ISBN: 0-12-238662-0]
  • B.D Ratner, A.S. Hoffman, F. J. Schoen 2004, Biomaterials science: an introduction to materials in medicine, Acedemic Press [ISBN: 0125824637]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SMAGM_C Certificate in GMP and Medical Device Manufacture (Minor Award) 1 Mandatory
TA_SGMPT_C Higher Certificate in Science in GMP and Technology 2 Group Elective 1