Medical Device Entrepreneurship (UG)

Module aims

Lecture topics will include: intellectual property, funding, regulatory issues, incubators, technology transfer and case studies.

Learning outcomes

Describe the intellectual property, funding, regulatory issues, incubators, technology transfer, and comment on case studies Discuss and apply business aspects of a medical device start-up Explain how intellectual property, funding, regulatory issues, incubators, and technology transfer could apply to medical device development Work effectively in a team Apply their understanding of entrepreneurship to a range of projects and challenges

Module syllabus

The module includes lectures from a series of guest speakers explaining and discussing their experiences of medical device development and entrepreneurship.

Teaching methods

Students will be taught over one term using a combination of lectures, case studies and study groups. A significant number of lectures will be given by guest speakers with practical experience of bringing medical devices to market. Lecture sessions will be made available on Panopto for review and supplemented with technologies as appropriate to promote active engagement during the lecture such as 'learning catalytics'. Study groups will be based on taught content and case studies introduced in lectures to reinforce these topics and allow students to test their understanding. 

Lectures: 15 incl problem sheets hours
Labs: 15 (design realisation and hours)



iBSc,  MEng, and MRes Neurotechnology/Bioengineering students will be assessed by a written exam
Written exam: MCQs

Module leaders

Professor James Moore Jr