CRDI / CÚRAM Partnership Project: Successful delivery of a new e-Learning initiative

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CRDI / CÚRAM Partnership Project: Successful delivery of a new e-Learning initiative

The CRDI / CÚRAM Partnership Project recently successfully delivered a new e-Learning course ‘Fundamentals in Medical Device Design and Regulation (FMDDR)’ to nineteen PhD students and Post-Doctoral researchers based in CÚRAM and its affiliate institutions.

This bespoke online course comprises two modules ‘Principles in Medical Device Design’ and ‘EU Regulation of Medical Devices’ and has been developed to impart important industry, research and regulatory concepts relevant to the entire life cycle of medical device development. Regulatory content development was supported by Industry (Aerogen), by the National Competent Authority (HPRA) and the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI).

FMDDR is ECTS accredited for post-graduate students through NUIG and is also designed to support CPD for the more advanced medical device researcher. The course utilises a multimedia approach to content delivery using filmed presenters, dynamic graphics, case studies, interviews, downloadable resources and quizzes. In addition to accessing the course material online participants also attended two workshops delivered by Dr. Manus Biggs, NUIG, Dr. Anne-Marie Miller, CRDI and Mr. Colm O’Rourke, NSAI both of which were designed to complement and underpin the principle concepts of each module.

For further details on ‘Fundamentals in Medical Device Design and Regulation’ please contact the CRDI / CÚRAM Partnership Project Manager, Dr. Anne-Marie Miller at

Further details on the CRDI / CÚRAM Partnership Project can be found at

EURMD workshop organised 19th April 2018 in CÚRAM as part of the CRDI / CÚRAM Partnership ‘Fundamentals in Medical Device Design and Regulation’ e-Learning course. Mr. Colm O’Rourke (standing), Business Development Officer, Medical Devices Division, NSAI delivered important regulatory concepts from the perspective of the Notified Body on the day.