INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN CONTROL FOR MEDICAL DEVICES (ONLINE)

ONLINE COURSE

Learn how to be effective in medical device product development
at your own pace.

Take a look at our free short course on Design Control:

ONLINE COURSE

Course length 6-12 hours
Course fee (per person) € 299

Course description

This online course focuses on understanding the process of how to develop new medical devices and maintaining them in organisations where design control requirements apply.

The course mentions both European and US requirements and introduces tools on how to work successfully and efficiently with design control.

We recommend this course for those who are new in the field as well as professionals involved in the development of medical devices such as quality assurance, project management, design engineering or those involved in R&D and product development teams.

Do you want to order this course
for multiple people?

If you want to buy this course for multiple people, we recommend enquiring about out Professional Plan which offers extra features at a discounted price!

Peter Sebelius is a highly esteemed trainer, consultant and entrepreneur in the medical device industry. He is a member of the Joint Working Group that is revising the ISO 13485 and ISO 14971 standards.

He has vast ‘hands on’ experience, having developed, amongst other things, a mechanical chest compression device and an ex vivo perfusion machine for lungs. He has received numerous awards including the Great Design Award and the title “This year’s specialist” by Veckans affärer.

Benefits for you

Overview of the process

Knowing where you are in the process is key to making the right next moves. Many of our students come to the course saying that they looked for the perfect overview, and got it.

Know why and how to work with design control

Design control can be made incredibly abstract if the course content focuses too much on the intangible requirements instead of how to actually do the work. The course is an introduction, it provides an overview on how to find and interpret requirements as well as how to implement with a lean and pragmatic approach, potentially saving you lots of time.

Self-paced learning

You will have access to the course for 6 months. The great thing about our online courses is that you can stop, repeat and resume as many times as you like during this time! This provides you with the flexibility to learn how and when you want.

Course structure

Lesson 0. Start
Lesson 1. Introduction
  • Welcome
  • What you need to know
  • Why design control and what is it?
  • Agile, waterfall, project management and design control
  • What is a Medical Device?
  • The changing regulatory landscape
Lesson 2. The project process
  • Speaking design controlish
  • Product documentaton
  • The project process – Part 1
  • The project process – Part 2
Lesson 3. Where do all requirements come from?
  • Why document so much
  • The most essential requirements
Lesson 4. Standards and guidance documents
  • User needs and design input
  • The V model and requirement traceability
  • How to write requirements
Lesson 5. Design and development inputs
  • User needs and design input
  • The V model and requirement traceability
  • How to write requirements
Lesson 6. Design planning
  • Why planning
  • The design and project plans
  • Other plans and requirements
Lesson 7. Design review
  • Design review
Lesson 0. Start
Lesson 8. Design phase and design output
  • Design and design outputs
  • Process and product requirements
Lesson 9. Design transfer
  • What is design transfer?
Lesson 10. Design verification and validation
  • From design input to end
  • Before you start verification
  • Methods and validation
Lesson 11. Change control
  • Change control
Lesson 12. Final Exam
  • Final Exam
Lesson 13. Course Evaluation
  • Course Evaluation
Do you think you will learn more from a classroom course?

This course is also delivered as a blended course, where we combine the best of two worlds. You start with the online course, and then attend a live virtual 1-day classroom session with more in-depth information and practice.

Frequently asked questions

Is the course a live webinar?

The course is not a webinar. This online course is made up of carefully scripted pre-recorded videos to maximize your learning. You can watch it as many times as you like, whenever and wherever you want. You can not download the course though, thus you will need to have an internet connection to take the course.

How long does it take to complete the course?

All in all, the average time to complete the course is 6-12 hours, but you can complete it in less time if you don’t repeat any of the lessons and have just one attempt at the quizzes. Please note, you don’t have to watch the whole course at once. In fact you can pause, resume and replay as often as you like. The only limitation is the final exam, where you will only have one shot.

How long will I have access to the course?

You will have access to the course for six months.

What if I lose internet connection during the final exam?

You need to have contact with our servers for your results to register on the final exam. If your computer for some reason has a problem and does not allow you to send the result of the final exam to our servers, we recommend that you take a photo or a “print screen” of the screen with your results. E-mail this image to us and we will investigate if you have successfully completed the exam and therefore should receive a course certificate even though the result has not been registered, or if you have to do the final exam again.

Can I fail the final exam?

There is no pass/fail on the final exam (as long as you complete it within the time frame). Your result will be printed on the course certificate which means you can be really proud of your result if you get between 90% and 100% of the answers correct!

Where can I find my course certificate?

The course certificate is available for download after completing the final exam. All you need to do is log in to your account, go to My Courses and scroll down. You will find it under Your Course Certificates.

What payment methods will you accept?

You can pay using a credit card. You will receive a receipt of payment over email. Reach out to us on support@medicaldevicehq.com if you would like to be invoiced instead. Please note, if you would like to be invoiced, this will take longer and you will incur an invoicing fee.

Can I view the course on a mobile device?

Yes, you can. The course is in HTML5 format which will play on any new iOS, Android or Windows devices.

Do you offer volume discounts?

If you buy more than 5 seats, you may want to consider our professional plan, which will give you discounted prices for seats on the course. Reach out to us using the contact form below and let us know how many seats you are interested in purchasing.

Can a colleague and I take the course at the same time?

The course is personal, that means you buy a license for one person. It is also really inexpensive compared to any traditional course with the same scope. If you have more than one person needing the course, please purchase another seat on the course.

Is the instructor accredited or certified to give this training?

There is no certification or accreditation for design control, however the instructor has conducted training in the field for many years and continuously participates in authoring standards such as the ISO 13485 and ISO 14971. This ensures the instructor has access to leading edge knowledge and information which is the highest qualification available for teaching the course.

What are the pre-requisites for this course?

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Testimonials

I really enjoyed this Design Control online course, it was very well designed and structured, with good quality videos and charts throughout. The concepts were clearly presented and repeated to ensure understanding and the continuous evaluations worked brilliantly. I would definitely recommend this course!

Xabier Hernandez

Technology Manager, iLine Microsystems

The course gave a magnificent overview of the necessary design controls needed to bring a product to market. I look forward to bringing my newly acquired knowledge back to my organisation.
Lene Kristin Wilhelmsen

PMO, Excitus AS

Would you prefer a course held on your premises?
We are naturally happy to hold courses on your premises. Simply contact us to discuss your requirements.

Professional Plans

You can buy our online courses one seat at a time through the shopping cart on Medical Device HQ using a credit card. If you want to be invoiced, you can request an invoice by sending an email to support@medicaldevicehq.com.

Get a discounted price with our Professional Plan if you are planning on buying 5 seats or more per year on our online courses Introduction to Risk Management for Medical Devices and ISO 14971:2019 or Introduction to Design Control for Medical Devices

With our Professional Plan, you will also receive group leader access for adding students when needed and get progress reports. Please fill in the form below, and we will aim to send you a proposal within 24 hours.

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