Project Management for Biomedical Device Development

Acquire knowledge and skills in the practical aspects of biomedical device development. Gain industry-relevant training in project planning and economic management, intellectual property and regulatory frameworks, and effective and inclusive communication.

UVic Biomedical Engineering – in partnership with the Gustavson School of Business and the School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of British Columbia – is pleased to offer a short program called Project Management for Biomedical Device Development.

The program is divided into three modules which cover three competencies:

1) Project planning and management

  • project scoping and stages
  • human and financial resources, and time value of money
  • development of a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis

2) Intellectual property and regulatory frameworks

  • patents, trade secrets, industrial designs, and security in the biomedical engineering field
  • standards organizations and associated provincial, federal and international agencies
  • regulatory frameworks, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulation and certification, biohazard designations

3) Effective communication with stakeholders

  • appropriate communication strategies with stakeholders
  • effective recordkeeping, including briefing and Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation (SBAR) reports
  • consultative frameworks, timelines, transparency, and confidentiality
  • challenging bias, inclusive strategies, current and emerging analytical frameworks for removing barriers and bias

Upon successful completion, you will:

  • receive a certificate of completion from the University of Victoria Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science
  • be entitled to Professional Development Units (PDUs) from the Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • be entitled to Professional Development Hours (PDHs) verified by the Engineering Institute of Canada


Delivery mode: Online

Length: Over 35 hours of combined live online classes and additional asynchronous material.

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