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Archived Version 2005 - 2006

Module Title Surgical Device Technology
Module Code MM499
School School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Module Co-ordinatorDr Garrett McGuinnessOffice NumberS377
Level 4 Credit Rating 0
Pre-requisite MM371
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
7 To provide the students with an in-depth knowledge of the design and performance characteristics underpinning contemporary surgical devices. 7 To engender in the students an understanding and appreciation for the design and manufacturing process characteristics applied to open and minimally invasive surgical devices.

Learning Outcomes
Having successfully completed this module the students will: 7 Be familiar with the key design and operational mechanisms of a range of open surgical devices, endoscopic and laparoscopic surgical devices. 7 Be able to use simulation technology to perform effectiveness checks and evaluation of various device design and performance. 7 Be able to critically evaluate the appropriateness of device design. 7 Understand the constraints to be taken into account for device design production and use.

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 24
Tutorials 0
Laboratories 12
Seminars 0
Independent Learning Time 39

Total 75
Assume that a 0 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
1. Surgical Manipulators and Robotics PrinciplesConcepts and Definitions, Co-ordinate TransformationsHomogenous Transformation Matrices, Trajectory PlanningKinematic synthesis and analysis of Surgical Manipulators 2. Application to Laparoscopic Instrument Synthesis and DesignLaparoscopic Stand, Flexible Stem Graspers, Force Reflecting Graspers 3. Application to Robotic ExtendersKinematic synthesis and analysis of Robotic Extenders 4. Energy Transfer and Electrosurgical InstrumentsHemostasis, Coagulation and Cautery, Cutting InstrumentsMechanisms of therapeutic effect, Modes of OperationElectrosurgical current waveforms and generators 5. AblationRF Ablation, Laser AblationUltrasound ablation, CryoablationMicrowave ablation, Chemical ablation 6. Minimally Invasive Surgical TechniquesMinimally invasive cardiovascular surgeryMinimally invasive brain surgeryMinimally invasive ophthalmic surgery
Continuous Assessment30% Examination Weight70%
Indicative Reading List
No textbooks are essential. Reference texts are: 1. Minimally Invasive Medical Technology, Edited by J.G. Webster, Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol and Philadelphia, 2001 (ISBN 0 7503 0733 1) 2. Engineering Approaches to the Mechanical and Robotic Design for Minimally Invasive Surgeries, A. Faraz, S. Payandeh, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000 (ISBN 0 7923 7792 3) 3. Medical Lasers, Science and Clinical Practice, J.A.S. Carruth, A.L. McKenzie, Medical Science Series, Adam Hilger Ltd., Bristol and Boston, 1986. 4. Therapeutic Medical Devices, Application and Design, Edited by Albert M. Cook, J.G. Webster, Prentice Hall, 1982 (ISBN 0 13 914 796 9). 5. The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, Volumes 1 and 2, Published by CRC Press, 2000.
Programme or List of Programmes
MEDMB.Eng. in Medical Mechanical Engineering