Medical Devices

Objectives

Medical devices have an increasing impact on diagnosis and therapy and costs far more than drugs. Unlike drugs, devices are not yet covered in an integrated way during medical school. The benefit-risk assessment of devices is in deep structuring, approaching drug standards and necessarily involving physicians. The overall objective is to sensitize the future generation of physicians to the importance of medical device evaluation and clinical research in this area. The course will also stimulate interdisciplinary work and the participation of physicians in device innovation.

At the end of the UC students should know:
1. Define health technologies
2. Classify the devices
3. Explain the innovative nature and challenges of medical devices in specific areas
4. Give examples of the need for disciplinary exchange (computer science, physics, engineering, etc.) for the development and implementation of devices in medical practice
5. List the stakeholders and describe the process of development and implementation of the different groups of devices
6. Describe the circuit in the health units of the most relevant devices for diagnosis and therapy
7. Discuss the perspectives of industry and regulatory agencies in approving a medical device
8. Identify future professional opportunities in the area

General characterization

Code

11232

Credits

3

Responsible teacher

Prof. Doutor Tiago Bilhim

Hours

Weekly - Available soon

Total - Available soon

Teaching language

Portuguese

Prerequisites

 

Bibliography

 

Teaching method

The sessions held in the NMS | FCM are essentially expository, followed by application to a specific case. The remaining ones include demonstration with "hands-on" of some components of the devices.
The seminar (session 15) will have a theoretical framework guided by questions posed by the moderator followed by a discussion with the students

Evaluation method

Evaluation of learning and student evaluation.
At the end of each session, each student will be asked to identify in writing 3 aspects that he / she learned in that session. This information and the active participation in the classes will correspond to 20% of the final evaluation

Presentation and discussion of a final study that will deal with a medical device at the student's choice (80% of the final evaluation). The work should address the classification of the DM, the justification of its innovative nature, the steps that followed to be approved, the clinical investigation to assess its efficacy and risks and the limitations that the device has. The choice of device must be previously approved by the UC chair.
The final classification will be the weighted average of the 2 components (there is no mandatory minimum classification in any of the components).
The evaluation in alternative periods is based on the same components of the regular evaluation.

Due to the COVID-19 constraints, classes may be available in 2 possible formats:
1. Physical presence.
2. Through e-learning where live interactive videoconferences will be organized.

Subject matter

Date

Time*

30 min break between sessions

Place

Tema

Docente

25/2

14.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.30

FCM|NMS

/Online

 

 

 

 

 

FCM|NMS

/Online

 

Organizational aspects of  the UC.

 

Health technologies and medical devices: concepts and classification.

 

Contextualization of the evolution of medical devices in the practice of Medicine

 

New perspectives in doctors' careers. Digital Health and adherence to protocols: the UpHill case

Tiago Bilhim

 

 

Tiago Bilhim

 

 

 

 

Eduardo Rodrigues

4/3

14.30

 

 

 

 

16.30

FCM|NMS

/Online

The life cycle of medical devices and regulatory aspects. Evaluation of quality, efficacy, safety. Specificities of clinical studies

 

Innovation in medical devices. Examples of physician collaboration with patients and other professionals in the development of innovation: patient innovation and 3D printing and augmented reality

 

Catarina Madeira

 

 

Salomé Azevedo

Diogo Casal

Philips

11/3

14.30

 

 

16.30

Hospital Curry Cabral

 

Innovation in Diferent Medical Specialities:

- Robotics and laparoscopic surgery

- Interventional Radiology

 

 

 

Luís Campos Pinheiro

Hugo Pinto Marques

Tiago Bilhim

18/3

14.30

 

 

 

Hospital São José

Innovation in Diferent Medical Specialities:

- Anesthesiology

- Neurorradiology

Rafael Marques Pires

Isabel Fragata

25/3

14.30

 

 

 

 

16.30

FCM|NMS

/Online

Innovation in Diferent Medical Specialities:

- Orthopedics: Implants (60 min)

- Ortopedics: Arthrometres (30min)

 

 

Medical Devices in Diabetes

Paulo Felicíssimo

Francisco Guerra Pinto

 

João Raposo

8/4

14.30

 

 

 

 

17.00

CUF Tejo

Innovation in Diferent Medical Specialities:

- Neurosurgery- Gamma knife

- Othorrynolaryngology (Implantes cocleares)

- Simulators

 

 

Begoña Cattoni

 

João Paço

 

Tiago Bilhim

 

15/4

14.30

Hospital Santa Marta

(25 students)

 

 

Hospital Santa Cruz (25 students)

 

Innovation in Diferent Medical Specialities:

- Cardiology

- Vascular Surgery

 

Programs

Programs where the course is taught:

Campus de Campolide
1099-085 Lisboa
Tel.: +351 213 715 600
Fax: +351 213 715 614
Program Catalog Coordinator
Vice-Rector
Isabel L. Nunes
E-mail: dagq@unl.pt
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