Short Title:Medical Device Design 1
Full Title:Medical Device Design 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:MDDS H3000
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:FIONA CRANLEY
Module Author:ANTHONY TANSEY
Module Description:This module develops a knowledge of the engineering design process, encompassing specification, analysis, creative thought, and methods of selection from design alternatives. Students will be equipped with the knowledge to write basic design specifications for a product or task. They will undertake analytical calculations to design and/or select machine elements from a stand alone and system wide perspective, and apply selection methodologies to compare different design proposals. Students will also be tutored in the requirements for safety, ergonomic and environmental issues. They will expand their concurrent engineering knowledge into the areas of design for manufacturing, and assembly etc.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Produce formal design specifications for simple devices.
LO2 Compare alternative design proposals using decision analysis techniques.
LO3 Design and/or select machine elements using analytical techniques.
LO4 List and describe the ergonomic, human factors and environmental factors affecting a particular design.
LO5 Describe how design for manufacture and assembly (DFM/A) methodologies are applied in the design of a product.
LO6 Identify safety hazards based on international standards and directives, associated with medical equipment.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Concept screening and selection exercise using formalised concept selection methodology. (Group report) 1,2 10.00 Week 4
Assignment Assess hip implant design with respect to stress shielding, compare material suitability, and identify if stress shielding will be evident. 2,3,4,5 10.00 Week 8
Written Report Analysis of engineering factors contributing to accidents/failures. (Individual lab assessment in class)   5.00 Week 11
Written Report Analysis of ergonomic factors contributing to faults/failures. (Individual lab assessment in class)   5.00 Week 12
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 70.00 End-of-Semester

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
Lecture Course material 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Course material 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • M.B. Weinger, M.E. Wiklund 2011, Handbook of Human Factors in Medical Device Design [ISBN: 978-080585627]
  • J.D. Bronzino, D.R. Peterson 2015, Medical Devices and Human Engineering (The Biomedical Engineering Handbook), 4th Ed., CRC Press [ISBN: 978-143982525]
  • K.T. Ulrich, S.D. Eppinger 2016, Product Design and Development, (Int'l Ed), 6th Ed., McGraw-Hill [ISBN: 978-007802906]
  • P.R.N Childs 2013, Mechanical Design Engineering Handbook, 2nd Ed., Butterworth-Heinemann [ISBN: 978-008097759]
  • R. Budynas, J. K. Nesbit, 2014, Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design (S.I. Edition), 10th Ed., McGraw-Hill [ISBN: 978-981459528]
  • P.J. Ogrodnik 2014, Class 1 Devices: Case Studies in Medical Devices Design, 1st Ed., Academic Press [ISBN: 978-012800028]
  • P.J. Ogrodnik 2016, In Vitro Diagnostic Devices: Class 1 Sterile and Measuring Devices, 1st Ed., Academic Press [ISBN: 978-012800025]
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_EBIOM_B B.Eng (Hons) in Biomedical Design 5 Mandatory
TA_EBIOM_D Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Design 5 Mandatory