Course Title:
Semester: 2nd
Weekly teaching hours CREDITS (ECTS)
Lecture: 1.5 3.2
Laboratory exercises: 0.5 0.8


Theoretical classes: The three main categories of MDs i.e.: Active Implantable (AIMDs), In Vitro.Diagnostics (IVDs) and Medical Devices (MDs) are described, and the nomenclature and codification are addressed. Examples of devices from the three categories are presented. Management and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) issues are also outlined.

Practical classes: The students should prepare and present a work in one specific Medical technology This topic is an introduction to the Medical Device world. The global Medical Device market, its regulation and standardisation approach in the European Union is presented.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course in Medical Instrumentation, students will acquire the following specific knowledge, skills, and competences at an appropriate level:

  • Knowledge of the Medical Device World: Students will gain an understanding of the global Medical Device market, including its regulation and standardization approach in the European Union.
  • Categorization of Medical Devices: Students will be able to describe the three main categories of Medical Devices: Active Implantable (AIMDs), In Vitro Diagnostics (IVDs), and Medical Devices (MDs). They will also become familiar with the nomenclature and codification related to these categories.
  • Understanding of Medical Device Types: Students will be able to identify and provide examples of devices from each of the three categories (AIMDs, IVDs, and MDs). They will gain knowledge about the characteristics and functions of various medical technologies.
  •  Management and Health Technology Assessment (HTA): Students will develop an understanding of the management aspects related to medical technologies, including issues of health technology assessment. They will be able to evaluate the effectiveness, safety, and cost-effectiveness of medical devices.
  • Practical Application: Students will participate in practical classes where they will be required to prepare and present a work focusing on a specific medical technology. This will enhance their practical skills and their ability to apply theoretical knowledge in a real-world context.

General Competences

The course aims to develop the following general competences in students:

  • Search for, analysis, and synthesis of data and information, utilizing the necessary technology: The course will equip students with the skills to gather, analyze, and synthesize data and information related to Medical Instrumentation using appropriate technological tools.
  • Adapting to new situations: Students will learn to adapt and respond effectively to new situations and challenges that arise in the field of Medical Instrumentation.
  • Decision-making: The course will enhance students’ decision-making abilities, enabling them to make informed choices and judgments in the context of Medical Instrumentation.
  • Working independently: Students will develop the capability to work independently, demonstrating self-motivation and initiative in their learning and research activities.
  • Teamwork: The course will foster teamwork skills, allowing students to collaborate effectively with others in group projects, discussions, and practical activities.
  • Working in an international environment: Students will gain exposure to global perspectives and learn to work effectively in an international context, considering diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.
  • Working in an interdisciplinary environment: The course will provide opportunities for students to engage with interdisciplinary approaches, encouraging collaboration and integration of knowledge from various disciplines.
  • Project planning and management: Students will acquire skills in project planning and management, enabling them to effectively organize and execute projects related to Medical Instrumentation
  • Showing social, professional, and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues: Students will develop an understanding of social, professional, and ethical responsibilities in the field of Medical Instrumentation, including sensitivity to gender-related issues.
  • Criticism and self-criticism: The course will encourage students to engage in critical thinking and self-reflection, allowing them to evaluate their own work and the work of others objectively.