BME373: Design of Medical Products,
BME373: Spring. Design of Medical Products, Processes, and Services. This course
is intended to involve graduate level engineering and management students in Medical
Design from the initial phase of a design request as solicited from industry (or University)
to the end product, prototype, plan, or feasibility analysis. Instructors King
(Engineering), Owens (OGSM). Engineering prerequisite BME272 3 credit hours.
(1) Reasons for Offering Course:
A need exists in the Biomedical Engineering Department for a non-thesis Masters of
Engineering Design Project option. This course will allow a student to initate and
perhaps complete this requirement. It will in addition expose students to collaborative
work with students and faculty in Management.
(2) Expanded Description or Syllabus (beyond catalogue description):
Students will receive lectures and demonstrations as necessary to ensure that all are
familiar with the basics of team building, brainstorming, intellectual property rights and
research, forecasting, market surveys, and design strategies.
Students will be expected to form teams comprised of both Management and
Engineering students. Each team will, under the guidance as necessary of the course
principals (and other advisors), perform:
1. task clarification and market analysis
2. concept elaboration and refinement
3. preliminary design, testing and prototyping
4. final design, testing and documentation
5. Intellectual property analysis and documentation
6. solution communication
It is anticipated that this course will be populated by professional Masters of Engineering
students (primarily from Biomedical, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering), with
Master's level OGSM students, and with exceptional undergraduates with an interest in
Masters of Engineering projects not completed in BME373 will be completed in BME
389, Masters of Engineering Project, 0 hours.