CDIO Experiences in Biomedical Engineering: Preparing Spanish Students for the Future of Medicine and Medical Device Technology

Díaz Lantada, Andrés and Serrano Olmedo, José Javier and Ros Felip, Antonio and Jiménez Fernández, Javier and Muñoz García, Julio and Claramunt Alonso, Rafael and Carpio Huertas, Jaime (2016). CDIO Experiences in Biomedical Engineering: Preparing Spanish Students for the Future of Medicine and Medical Device Technology. In: "The 12th International CDIO Conference", June 12-16, 2016, Turku, Finland. ISBN 978-952-216-610-4. pp. 1-10.

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Title: CDIO Experiences in Biomedical Engineering: Preparing Spanish Students for the Future of Medicine and Medical Device Technology
Author/s:
  • Díaz Lantada, Andrés
  • Serrano Olmedo, José Javier
  • Ros Felip, Antonio
  • Jiménez Fernández, Javier
  • Muñoz García, Julio
  • Claramunt Alonso, Rafael
  • Carpio Huertas, Jaime
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: The 12th International CDIO Conference
Event Dates: June 12-16, 2016
Event Location: Turku, Finland
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 12th International CDIO Conference
Date: 2016
ISBN: 978-952-216-610-4
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: CDIO as Context, Integrated Learning Experiences, Active Learning, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Design.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Mecánica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Biomedical engineering is one of the more recent fields of engineering, aimed at the application of engineering principles, methods and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes, mainly as a support for preventive, diagnostic or therapeutic tasks. Biomedical engineering professionals are expected to achieve, during their studies and professional practice, considerable knowledge of both health sciences and engineering. Studying biomedical engineering programmes, or combining pre-graduate studies in life sciences with graduate studies in engineering, or vice versa, are typical options for becoming qualified biomedical engineering professionals, although there are additional interesting alternatives, to be discussed. According to our experience, the graduates and post-graduates from multidisciplinary engineering programmes, not just from biomedical engineering, but also from more traditional fields including industrial, mechanical and telecommunications engineering, can play varied and very relevant roles in the biomedical industry and in extremely complex biomedical device development projects. In spite of the different ways of becoming a professional of the biomedical engineering field, it is true that their impact as successful professionals can be importantly increased, by means of an adequate integration into their curricula of fundamental biomedical engineering design concepts, methodologies and good practices, applied to the development of biomedical devices. In this study we present the complete development and comparative study of three courses, belonging to different plans of study taught at the Technical University of Madrid and benefiting from using a CDIO approach focused on the development of biomedical devices. The three courses are “Development of Medical Devices”, “Bioengineering Design” and “Biomedical Engineering”, respectively belonging to the “Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering”, to the “Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering” and to the “Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering”. During the courses, groups of students live through the development process of different biomedical devices aimed at providing answers to relevant social needs. Depending on their background and European credits assigned to the different courses, students carry out more conceptual projects or are able to live through more complete CDIO experiences. Main benefits, lessons learned and future challenges, linked to these courses, are analyzed, taking account of the results from 2014-2015 academic year.

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Item ID: 46583
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/46583/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:46583
Official URL: http://www.cdio.org/node/5995
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 07 Jun 2017 18:55
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2017 18:55
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