Graduate Certificate in Medical Product Innovation

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The Graduate Certificate in Medical Product Innovation (C-MPI), offered by the Department of Bioengineering in conjunction CMI is multi-faceted, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of medical innovation, with the objectives:
     1)  To educate engineering graduate students at the MS and PhD levels in clinical, engineering, business, and legal aspects of the medical device design and development process;
     2)  To educate students of the health sciences (residents, fellows and clinicians) in engineering, business, and legal methodologies in identifying and developing innovative solutions to their problems;
     3)  To educate law students in engineering methodology, regulatory constraints, medical device intellectual property, and commercialization aspects of medical innovation;
     4)  To educate business (MBA) students in clinical, engineering, regulatory, and legal aspects of medical innovation and entrepreneurship; and
     5)  To train all of the above disciplines in the art of working in multi-disciplinary teams to accomplish the medical innovation process, from medical technology ideation, through development, to realization and commercialization.  

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Certificate candidates must complete a minimum of 5 courses (15 credits) drawn from the following:
     Medical Product Innovation (2 courses)
          BIOENG 2150 - Medical Product Ideation
          BIOENG 2151 - Medical Product Development
     Entrepreneurship/Engineering Management (select one from)
          BSEO 2531 - Entrepreneurship and New Venture Initiation
          BSPP 2111 - Commercializing New Technologies
          IE 2003 - Engineering Management
          IE 2039 - Entrepreneurship for Engineers
          IE 2076 - Total Quality Management
     Legal Aspects of Medical Product Engineering (select one from)
          LAW 5135 - Commercializing New Technologies
          LAW 5210 - Patent Law
          LAW 5260 - Intellectual Property
          LAW 5631 - Law and Entrepreneurship
     Medical Ethics (select one from) 
          BIOENG 2241 - Societal, Political, and Ethical Issues in Biotechnology 
          BIOETH 2661 - Theoretical Foundations 
          BIOETH 2664 - Bioethics   

Students currently enrolled in any graduate program in the University (MS, MBA, JD, PhD, etc) are eligible to obtain the C-MPI upon completion of the Certificate requirements. No formal admissions process is required. Post-baccalaureate and post-professional students interested only in obtaining the C-MPI need to apply to the Department of Bioengineering for admission to the Certificate program.