Medical Device Technology Online Course & Certificate

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20 contact hours
Used For:
2 Continuing Education Units
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Medical device technology is a course that presents an introduction of medical devices and procedures.  We shall cover

  • Minimally invasive and open procedures, techniques and devices, including mechanical and electrosurgical devices
  • Manufacturing methods for catheters, balloons, plastic and metal components
  • Design of metal device components including material selection and strength and deformation adequacy using material properties and classical mechanics
  • Selection of insulation materials for and testing of electrosurgical devices.
  • Selection of medical plastics and design elements.  Balloon and catheter burst strength.
  • Understanding of biocompatibility testing and accelerated age testing
  • Device sterilization methods and testing

After completing Medical Device Technology, students will be equipped with a basic understanding of the following:

  • Specific surgical procedures and devices used in these procedures
  • Manufacturing methods for tubing, plastic and metal components
  • A basic understanding of the necessary steps between a concept and a released medical device


No prior coursework or experience is required.


 Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam. 

Module 1. Surgical Procedures and Devices, Part 1, Endoscopy and Laparoscopy

Module 2. Surgical Procedures and Devices, Part 2, Electrosurgery and Cardiovascular Procedures

Module 3. Surgical Procedures and devices, Part 3, Spinal Surgery

Module 4. Medical Metals

Module 5. Medical Plastics

Module 6. Catheters, Balloons and Fluid Flow

Module 7. Risk Management and Accelerated Aging

Module 8. Biocompatibility and Sterilization


 This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System. 

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