Module description

Medical Engineering (MTM)

Management for Engineers

Recommended prior knowledge

Experience in professional organizations in the form of internships

Teaching Methods Lecture/Seminar
Learning objectives / competencies

After successful completion of this module ...
• the students have transversal competencies and knowledge in leadership, organization and business connections,
• the students are in a position to assess the importance of social "soft skills"
• the students have the complete overview from the product idea to the application of a product to the patient,
• they are familiar with the various areas (research and development, product management, sales national and international, marketing, regulatory affairs), in which medical technicians are in demand and are therefore able to plan their future careers competently.

Duration 1
SWS 4.0
Classes 60h
Self-study / group work: 90h
Workload 150h
ECTS 5.0
Requirements for awarding credit points

Two presentations and one exam (K60)

Credits and Grades

5 CP

Responsible Person

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Hoppe

Recommended Semester 1
Frequency Annually (ss)

Master Medical Engineering, Master Electrical Engineering / Information Technology


Seminar Medizinmanagement

Type Vorlesung
Nr. EMI2518
SWS 2.0
Lecture Content

From the product idea to the patient:
• Ideas-recording, generation, patents
• Product requirement / specifications
• Development, different phases, V-model
• Production transfer
• Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Studies, Literature Comparative Product Management
• Marketing, business case
• Sales representatives, Export
• Application in hospital, at the patient
• Postmarket Surveillance, obligations as a medical device manufacturer
• QM system, essential for a medical technology company

Bonus: Many examples from the interesting and current field of cardiology, heart surgery and neurophysiology

Seminar Management

Type Vorlesung/Seminar
Nr. EMI2502
SWS 2.0
Lecture Content

Company and management
Tasks and objectives of management
Corporate cultures
Intercultural management
Practical management know-how
Do's and don'ts in professional life
Professional behavior


Fisher, R., Ury, W., Getting to Yes: Negotiating an agreement without giving in, Cornerstone Digital, 2012, Kindle Edition
Hoffmann, H.-E., Schoper, Y.-G., Fitzsimons, C. J., Internationales Projektmanagement, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 2004
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