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HST 524
Design of Medical Devices and Implants

Term: Spring

Course Director(s): Ioannis V. Yannas, Myron Spector
Time:
TR 11-12:30
Location:
1-375
Course Website:
None
Prerequisite:
Chemistry (GIR), Biology (GIR), Physics I (GIR); or permission of instructor
Restrictions:
None
MIT Units:
3-0-9 (G-Level Credit )
Harvard Units:
N/A
Solution of clinical problems by use of implants and other medical devices. Systematic use of cell-matrix control volumes. The role of stress analysis in the design process. Anatomic fit: shape and size of implants. Selection of biomaterials. Instrumentation for surgical implantation procedures. Preclinical testing for safety and efficacy: risk/benefit ratio assessment. Evaluation of clinical performance: design of clinical trials. Project materials drawn from orthopedic devices, soft tissue implants, artificial organs, and dental implants.