Course Title:
Semester: 2nd
Weekly teaching hours CREDITS (ECTS)
Lecture: 2 2


Theoretical classes: Research Methodology, as applied in Science and Engineering, is outlined. The different kind and phases are presented. The main point of an effective communication of the results in written, oral and poster form are discussed. Intellectual Property issues are outlined. A short introduction on Quality Systems is presented and issues specific to MDs are emphasized. The students are requested to apply the above in presenting their Medical Instrumentation work assignment.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Research Methodology – Quality Systems course, students will acquire the following knowledge and skills:

  •  Understanding of Research Methodology: Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of research methodology in the context of Science and Engineering. They will learn about different types of research and the various phases involved, from problem formulation to experimental setup and data analysis.
  •  Effective Communication of Research Results: Students will develop skills in effectively communicating research findings through written, oral, and poster presentations. They will learn how to present their results in a clear and concise manner to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Intellectual Property Awareness: Students will be introduced to intellectual property issues and learn about the importance of respecting intellectual property rights. They will gain an understanding of ethical considerations related to using others’ work in their research.
  • Knowledge of Quality Systems in the Clinical Environment: Students will acquire an understanding of quality systems, with a particular focus on their application in the clinical environment. They will learn about the specific quality requirements and regulations applicable to medical devices (MDs).
  • Application of Research Methodology: Students will be able to apply research methodology principles and techniques to their own Medical Instrumentation work assignment. They will demonstrate their ability to formulate research questions, design experiments, collect and analyze data, and prepare results for presentation.
  • Research Skills: Students will develop practical research skills, including conducting literature reviews, collecting and analyzing data, and interpreting research findings. They will learn to critically evaluate existing research studies and apply appropriate research methods in their own work.
  • Presentation Skills: Students will develop effective presentation skills, both in written and oral formats. They will learn how to structure and deliver presentations that clearly and persuasively communicate their research findings.
  • Ethical Conduct in Research: Students will understand the importance of ethical conduct in research and will be exposed to ethical considerations such as data integrity, participant protection, and responsible research practices. They will demonstrate ethical awareness and adhere to ethical guidelines in their research activities.

General Competences

The Research Methodology – Quality Systems course aims to develop the following general competences in students:

  • Information Skills: Students will acquire the ability to search for, analyze, and synthesize data and information using appropriate technology.
  • Adaptability: Students will learn to adapt to new situations and adjust their approaches based on the requirements of each research project.
  • Decision-making: Students will enhance their decision-making abilities by evaluating options and making informed choices during the research process.
  • Independent Work: Students will develop the capability to work independently, taking responsibility for their own learning and progress.
  • Teamwork: Students will develop effective teamwork skills, including communication and collaboration with others in research or interdisciplinary settings.
  • Interdisciplinary Awareness: Students will gain an understanding of interdisciplinary approaches and integrate knowledge from various fields.
  • Project Planning and Management: Students will acquire skills in planning, executing, and monitoring research projects effectively.
  •  Ethical Responsibility: Students will demonstrate ethical conduct, respecting research participants, intellectual property rights, and ethical guidelines.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will develop critical thinking skills, evaluating research findings and methodologies objectively.
  • Creative Thinking: Students will be encouraged to think creatively, generating new research ideas and proposing innovative solutions.
  •  Effective Communication: Students will develop strong communication skills, both in written and oral forms, to effectively present their research findings.