Module Title:   Healthcare Technology Project

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG2305L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr Ben Whiteside

Additional Tutor(s):   Prof Simon Shepherd

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

(1) Develop an awareness of the interdisciplinary nature of problems in engineering and technology. (2) Understand the broad range of issues influencing and skills that aid, the development and implementation of solutions to these problems. (3) Analyse and evaluate problems in healthcare technology.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures, seminars, and tutorials.
Concepts are introduced using formal lectures. Specific issues are tackled in classroom seminars and group-based tutorial work. The group project forms the core of the module, and is assessed via a group report.

Lectures:   12.00          Directed Study:   164.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   24.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Demonstrate the process of systematic creative problem solving in a group-based working environment.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Analyse and evaluate information to obtain solutions to particular engineering and technology problems.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Manage, present and interpret data.
Solve problems systematically and creatively.
Work and communicate in ways appropriate to a team.

  Coursework   100%
  Group project report - 3000 word equivalent per student
  Coursework   100%
  Supplementary assessment: Individual report (3000 word equivalent)

Outline Syllabus:
The development of solutions to representative practical problems in healthcare technology. These should be chosen to demonstrate selected factors influencing the development and implementation of the solutions to such problems in a group-based context, thereby simulating standard industrial procedure. These factors include: resource availability, sustainability, energy considerations, fabrication, durability, life cycle costs, serviceability, structural form, materials science, health and safety, maintenance, economy, and cash flow considerations. The problems selected should be such that the most appropriate solution can be obtained based on knowledge gained during the course, together with additional knowledge, information, and data, which is of an extent and level appropriate to this stage.

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