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ES97F - Healthcare Technology Engineering: Design, Maintenance and Assessment

  • Module code: ES97F
  • Module name: Healthcare Technology Engineering: Design, Maintenance and Assessment
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To develop a firm understanding of the principles of modern design, maintenance and assessment of healthcare technologies, including: medical devices, novel treatment and therapeutic technologies, technologies for a healthy life-course, systems and environments for care delivery. This module will provide the student with a firm grounding in methods and tools for design, management and assessment of health technologies for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

Principal learning outcomes

At the end of the module, students will be able to • Understand the physical and physiological principles that underpin complex medical devices for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Compare and contrast the main aims, principles and components of these four categories of medical devices • Characterize, describe, explain, identify, locate and recognize the main components of the principal healthcare technologies for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation using functional diagrams and block diagrams. • Apply methods to systematically evaluate, design and manage advanced healthcare technologies • Critically assess the appropriateness of innovative health care technologies by reading a health technology assessment report. • Participate in multidisciplinary studies aiming to critically evaluate the technological feasibility and cost-effectiveness of a new medical device. Identify, classify, prioritize medical or epidemiological needs and participate in studies aiming to identify the most suitable technological solutions to satisfy those needs • Participate in multidisciplinary working group for the systematic design and development of innovative medical devices

Timetabled teaching activities

20 lectures (4 using eLearning platform), 6x1hr seminars, 1x2hr site visit, 2x1hr examples classes (total 30 hrs), 1 hr project supervision per group

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year4/

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material (theory and examples).

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES97F-15)
A1 (Assessed work only) Individual Essay 28%
  Oral Presentation on Individual Essay 12%
  Interim Group Project Report 10%
  Peer Review of Interim Group Project Report 0%
  Final Group Project Report 32%
  Peer Review of Final Group Project Report 0%
  Group Project Oral Presentation 18%
  Peer Review Group Project Oral Presentation 0%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 5
  • MEng Engineering (H10C) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10D) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10G) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10K) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10L) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10M) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 5
  • MEng Systems Engineering (H63A) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering (H63B) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering (HH63) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH64) - Year 5
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Year in Research (HH65) - Year 5