Short Title:Grouped Project Based Learning
Full Title:Grouped Project Based Learning
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:GRPJ H3000
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Field of Study:Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
Module Delivered in no programmes
Reviewed By:FIONA CRANLEY
Module Author:ANTHONY TANSEY
Module Description:This module will involve Students both working both independently and in teams,to gain experience integrating and applying different bio-medical device elements encountered across various course modules. Students will be required to undertake a series of team based case studies focused on different medical devices. Each team will be assigned a particular device, one Student assigned a lead role, with individual Student participation encompassing a different perspective role. (i.e. Design, Manufacture, Approvals, Materials, and Ethics). The team will produce a summary report for their assigned device. Following these case studies the Student will be assigned a different medical device and will produce a final project report where the Student builds upon the Team experiences and applies these skills independently.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Develop, manage and document technical aspects of a medical device using a self-driven process to meet objectives, practicing effective one to one and team progress reporting .
LO2 Work in Teams to critically appraise a medical device, based upon the principles of Bio-Medical design.
LO3 Work safely and ethically in an engineering environment and apply codes of practice and regulations where relevant.
LO4 Carry out technical analysis, critically evaluate medical devices w.r.t. design, manufacture, materials, approvals and regulatory authorities. Supporting conclusions with fact,engineering judgement and interpretation.
LO5 Research, critically evaluate, reference and apply information from a variety of sources. Use project planning methodology appropriate to each project stage.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Project Scope
Define project objectives. Breakdown tasks into appropriate parts or stages. Formulate a plan of action
5.00%
Project Planning/Management
Formulate, implement and review a plan of action. Work consistently to plan, modifying, and adapting where necessary and completing to deadline. Record activities in a log book.
20.00%
Literature survey
Identify and use a variety of techniques to obtain information (including standard research and electronic retrieval methods) and tackle problems appropriate to the tasks. Conduct and present a literature survey appropriate to the subject matter.
10.00%
Formulate a technical report
Formulate a written technical report. Defend material/process choices as relevant. Utilise codes of paractice, legislation, regulations as appropriate. Apply the principles of experimental design. Review results versus original objectives, draw conclusions supported by evidence.
50.00%
Oral Presentation
Present to internal and external examiners, prepare and present a poster.
15.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Team Medical Device Case Study: (Design Role): Work in an group to review a medical device from a designer's perspective. Each individual team member considering a particular perspective, compile background information, standards. Submit a group case study report. 1,2,3,4,5 15.00 Week 4
Written Report Team Medical Device Case Study: (Manufacturing Role): Work in an group to review a medical device with regard to the manufacturing methods required. Each individual team member considering a particular perspective, compile background information, standards. Submit a group case study report. 1,2,3,4,5 15.00 Week 6
Written Report Team Medical Device Case Study: (Certification Role): Work in an group to review a medical device, map out the key requlatory requirements for the given device, to include discussion on device recalls. Each individual team member considering a particular perspective, compile background information, standards, approval/certification requirements, safety, and ethical aspects.. Submit a group case study report. 1,2,3,4,5 15.00 Week 8
Project Interim Oral Presentation 1,5 5.00 Week 8
Project Individual Medical Device Project Scope; To develop an outline report structure identifying key issues to study. 1,3,4,5 5.00 Week 9
Project Student Effort/Project Management, taking on board feedback from individual supervisors, external examiners and panels. Includes Mid Semester progress report and time-sheets. 1,3,4,5 15.00 Ongoing
Project Final presentation and Poster 1,3,4,5 10.00 Week 13
Project Final report –supervisor and second reader. Report should review a medical device in depth. Reporting on a medical device. Critically appraising the device in terms of conformance to standards, approval/certification requirements, safety, and ethical aspects. Making reference to GMP, Biomaterials, physiology, overall product design and performance. 1,3,4,5 20.00 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Seminars Project Management, Literature Review, Technical Writing, Experimental Design, Analysis 1.50 Every Second Week 0.75
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Meeting with project supervisor 0.50 Every Week 0.50
Independent Learning No Description 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.25
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.25
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Seminars Project Management, Literature Review, Technical Writing, Experimental Design, Analysis 1.50 Every Second Week 0.75
Lecturer Supervised Learning Meeting with project supervisor 0.50 Every Week 0.50
Independent Learning No Description 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.25
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.25
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Handbook for project
  • Supplementary notes
Recommended Book Resources
  • Report writing section in library
  • Theodore R. Kucklick 2013, The Medical Device R&D Handbook, 2nd Ed., CRC Press [ISBN: 978-143981189]
  • Peter J. Ogrodnik 2014, Class 1 Devices: Case Studies in Medical Devices Design, 1st Ed., Academic Press [ISBN: 978-012800028]
  • Peter Ogrodnik 2012, Medical Device Design: Innovation from Concept to Market, 1st Ed., Academic Press [ISBN: 978-01239194]
  • Carl T. DeMarco 2011, Medical Device Design and Regulation, ASQ Quality Press [ISBN: 978-087389816]
  • Matthew Bret Weinger 2011, Handbook of Human Factors in Medical Device Design, CRC Press [ISBN: 978-080585627]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources