|Theoretical classes: Systematic use of cell-matrix control volumes; The role of stress analysis in the design process; Considerations and constraints of anatomic fit, shape and size of artificial organs and implants; Properties and selection of biomaterials; Instrumentation and planning for surgical implantation procedures; Preclinical testing for safety and efficacy, including risk/benefit ratio assessment evaluation of clinical performance and design of clinical trials.
Practical classes: Team projects focused on design of orthopedic devices, soft tissue implants, and artificial organs.
- Design Thinking: Apply a systematic and innovative approach to the design process of artificial organs and implantable medical devices.
- Biomedical Engineering Principles: Understand and apply fundamental principles of biomedical engineering, including biomaterials, stress analysis, and clinical considerations.
- Problem Solving: Identify and analyze clinical problems related to medical devices, and develop effective solutions through critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Biomaterials Selection: Evaluate the properties and characteristics of biomaterials and select appropriate materials for the construction of medical devices, considering biocompatibility and functional requirements.
- Anatomy and Biomechanics: Consider anatomic fit, shape, and size constraints when designing artificial organs and implants, taking into account anatomical variations and biomechanical factors.
- Surgical Planning and Instrumentation: Understand the instrumentation and planning required for the surgical implantation of medical devices, ensuring successful integration and functionality.
- Preclinical Testing and Evaluation: Perform preclinical testing to assess the safety, efficacy, and risk/benefit ratio of medical devices, and conduct evaluation of clinical performance through appropriate methodologies.
- Ethical Considerations: Understand and adhere to ethical guidelines and principles in the design, development, and implementation of artificial organs and medical devices, considering patient safety and welfare.