MedTech Design and Innovation

BME30001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

Aims and objectives

This unit will introduce students to a design-led process for the development of innovative medical technologies that address unmet patient needs. Students will work through a process of needs finding and screening, followed by concept generation and prototyping for proof-of-concept. This unit is taught by faculty instructors and a team of student mentors from Swinburne’s MedTech research programs, supported by guest lecturers from across the University and industry. This unit will prepare students for their capstone project through a process of self-guided learning.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
#Unit Learning Outcome Description
ULO1Design appropriate biomedical instrumentation systems to address specific healthcare needs (K1, K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, A3, A4, A5)
ULO2Construct biomedical instrumentation systems to address healthcare needs (K1, K3, K4, K6, S1, S2, S3, A1, A3, A6, A7)
ULO3Formulate appropriate instrumentation protocols and techniques to address healthcare needs (K1, K2, K3, K6, S1, S2, S3, A1, A4, A6, A7)
ULO4Apply computer modelling and numerical analysis software to process and manipulate data, including error analysis (K2, S1, A4)
ULO5Demonstrate effective communication skills via written reports, oral presentation and a reflective journal (A2, A4, A5, A6, A7)
ULO6Manage a project and work effectively in teams to solve medical technology problems (K6, S4, A2, A5, A6, A7)