This course addresses the healthcare systems engineering objectives, responsibilities, and activities during two phases of the system development life cycle: demonstration and validation, and engineering and manufacturing development. Healthcare systems engineering procedures and tools used during these phases are identified and their use illustrated. Topics include the relationship between a system specification and the system design, risk management and patient safety, system design models, healthcare provider and patient integration into the design process, and healthcare design disciplines and practices. The course uses a healthcare system scenario extensively to illustrate systems engineering principles and specific product design issues.
655.767 Healthcare System Conceptual Design or permission of the student's faculty advisor and the instructor.