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Product development of biomedical devices

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If you are taking this course as part of a FITech minor, please note that all minors will be offered for the last time in the academic year 2021-2022. Please check the individual courses for updates regarding future availability.

Max amount of FITech students: 20

In the course, a product development project for a biomedical product is planned from idea to finished product. The NABC model, teamwork and pitching will become familiar. In addition to various studies and plans, a schedule and budget are made for the project and the cost structure of the product is determined. At the end of the course, the product and project are presented to a jury which evaluates them.

Course content:

  • Process and design stages of a medical device from an idea to a final product
  • Literature review: patent survey, marketing survey, setting up the requirements of the application, properties of the components of the device studied
  • Influence of regulatory aspects to medical device R&D chain
  • Risk analysis
  • Setting up the schedule, work flow and budget for the project
  • Written and oral presentations of the work stages

After completing this course, you:

  • have collected, combined and explained the planning process stages of a medical device from an idea to a final product including regulatory aspects and risk analysis
  • have collected data and compiled review reports in groups which include patent and market surveys and survey requirements for the application and the biomedical device
  • have critically overviewed scientific articles and different databases for the information retrieval
  • As a part of a group you have planned and prepared schedule, budget, and workflow for the project
  • have presented group work as written document and as an oral presentation in seminar
  • have also assessed the work of other groups and received criticism

More information in the Tampere University study guide.

Responsible teacher

Tampere University
Eija Pirhonen

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Technical studies
Biomedical engineering
Course code:
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Teaching period:
Application deadline:
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Host university:
Tampere University
Study is open for:
Degree student
Teaching methods:
General prerequisites:
Students should have finished their BSc degree studies and have obtained 50 credits of MSc studies. Students must show that they have 30 credits from the field of biomaterials, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, medicine or related subjects. If you are unsure, contact responsible teacher for your qualifications. Additionally, it is recommended to have studied Introduction to Quality and Regulation for Medical Product Development before taking this course.
Study suitable for:
Students in their last study year for MSc (DI) degree (or PhD students)
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