BMT-228 - Quality Concepts for the Medical Industry2 credits
Exceptional performance at every level is a requirement for all medical device manufacturers. The teams and processes that develop these devices must perform consistently and without error in order for medical devices to perform their healing work. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the fundamental knowledge of current quality applications in use today for competitive manufacturing environments.This course introduces the student to concepts and standards used in modern quality assurance systems. Topics include basic quality terms, concepts, and principles, Team structure, and Continuous Improvement tools and techniques. Six Sigma techniques will be studied. Six Sigma underlying tools and philosophies are grounded in total quality and continuous improvement. Computer applications in statistical methods and cost of quality concepts will be addressed. Lab exercises, using Microsoft Excel software, are designed to demonstrate key principles discussed in lecture.