Development of contents and implementation of an online free access course to assure Medical Device designers a worthy education and training along their professional career regarding design, manufacture and validation of custom-made medical devices is the main objective of OVOMAX project. Nowadays, surgeons look for medical devices highly adapted to patient’s needs. In some cases, standard implants are not sufficient because of abnormal anatomy or postoperative complications. Fully customization of medical devices enables greater structural, functional and biological compatibility with the patient, enabling longer implant life-time; improved aesthetics, performance and patient comfort leading to improved quality of life; and often enable quicker and less invasive surgical operations; thus demonstrating higher-added value. OVOMAX project will also be addressed to product engineers and designers aiming to complete their academic and professional education, thus becoming in potential new employees of Medical Device industries.
The e-learning tool resulting from the project will be available online in 4 European languages (English, Spanish, Polish and Hungarian) in order to increase acceptance of the e-learning course. Among others, the e-course will contain production process of custom-made medical devices.
In conclusion, this project is intended to achieve the following specific objectives set by the Erasmus+ Programme:
- To develop of high quality work-based VET,
- To increase labour market relevance of VET.
Project's title: Online Vocational training course on design, manufacture and validation of custom-made orthopaedic, oral and cranio-maxillofacial devices.
Start Date: 01-09-2015
Total Duration: 36 months
End Date: 31-08-2018
Project Reference: 2015-1-PL01-KA202-016969