Clinical Immersion in Medical Device Design, Certificate

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Mark Federle, Ph.D.
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Identify new design opportunities, improve medical devices, or create new approaches to solve problems often encountered by clinicians and medical professionals in medical device product development with the clinical immersion in medical device design graduate certificate offered by Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Students master the etiquette and skills of successful clinical immersion and develop observational research techniques that will uncover new medical device design opportunities.

Students complete courses online and have hands-on practical experiences in clinical simulation centers and in-person immersive clinical environments. These experiences provide engineers a unique opportunity to observe clinical procedures, facilitate clinician-designer interactions, and gain a first-hand account of how the medical devices are meeting the needs of current users. Students identify future unmet needs and opportunities for improved design practices, leading to safer and more successful medical devices.  

The certificate utilizes the unique aspects of the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, blending faculty expertise and the clinical setting.