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MedTech Culture (Industrial MedTech - Modular Trainings)

Module EI71033

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

EI71033 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This module description is valid from WS 2018/9 to SS 2022.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 60 h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


The course will bring participants in touch with experts in Med Tech industrial development. The contents will be presented in a modular setup. While some of the modules will be obligatory, students can select others from a panel of offered modules according to their interests and prior knowledge.
The moduls will train students in project manangement, patent issues, contract and legal issues, ethical issues, business economics, reimbursement in the health sector, health politics, industrial designing, quality issues, product admission and regulatory issues, health politics, entrepreneurship.
These topics will be illustrated with examples from MedTec. Specific Med Tech engineering issues will also be treated in the context of recent industrial development projects such as imaging, microelectronic body implants, digital designs, in-vivo and in-vitro sensing technologies, processing and handling of personal, health-related data.
A particular emphasis will be on the training of soft skills such as presentation techniques, virtual working style, teamwork organisation.

Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of the course the students are able to
• identify and apply methods and tools of industrial development and project management relevant for MedTech such as patent affairs, design, quality control, product admission, marketing, economics, entrepreneurship,
• characterise central and MedTech-specific engineering tools such as imaging, active body implants, in-vivo and in-vitro sensing technologies, processing and handling of health-related data,
• analyse important categories specifically important for the evaluation of MedTech products, such as from in vivo and in vitro diagnostics, intervention and therapy, clinical trials,
• apply soft skills such as presentations, virtual working style and project teamwork.


For Kick-off an application including motivation letter will be asked for, or individual selective interviews;

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 3 MedTech Culture Brischwein, M. Hayden, O. Tue, 17:00–19:15
Tue, 17:00–19:15, N0314
Tue, 17:00–19:15
Tue, 17:00–19:15
Tue, 17:00–19:00, N0314
and singular or moved dates
UE 1 MedTech Culture Hayden, O. Reisbeck, M. Tue, 19:15–20:00
Tue, 19:15–20:00, N0314

Learning and Teaching Methods

The module consists of a lecture (3 SWS) and an exercise (1 SWS).
The contents of the lecture will be communicated by expert talks. For selected topics this will be supplemented by practical demonstrations and video material. Students should be encouraged to deal with the topics of the field as reflected by current scientific literature: In the exercises, aside from the individual solution of tasks concrete project ideas, case studies or scientific publications will be analysed and presented in individual or group work.


presentations, writing board, experimental demonstration, videos;


General textbooks and reading will be identified at the beginning of the lecture series. Each lecturer will additionally provide further reading texts via Moodle.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In a written 60 min exam the students demonstrate by solving tasks and answering questions the achievement of the learning results, i.e. the correct application of industrial development methods and project management in MedTech, the deep understanding of the selected MedTech Engineering Methods, the familiarity with specific categories of diagnostics, intervention and therapy and clinical trials.
The oral part of the assessment is realised by rated presentations prepared in teamwork about selected topics. Here the students demonstrate – aside from the acquired professional competences – the application of soft skills such as presentation, virtual working style and team cooperation.
The final grading is composed of the following elements:
80% written exam / 20% presentation

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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