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University of Leeds

MedTech: Orthopaedic Implants and Regenerative Medicine

University of Leeds via FutureLearn


Explore the future of orthopaedics and developments in regenerative medicine

On this course, you will learn about the MedTech currently used in orthopaedics, and explore how the benefits of regenerative medicine will affect the future of this technology.

You will consider the design and development process of orthopaedic implants, and understand current medical regulations. You will also explore regenerative therapies and the regulatory framework that ensures the technology will benefit patients.

You will learn how stem cells are used for tissue engineering and explore how this technology allows human joint regeneration to occur before a joint needs to be replaced.

This course is appropriate for anyone interested in MedTech and product design.

The course will be of particular interest to undergraduate students studying engineering, product design, and disciplines related to healthcare, and professionals working in the healthcare sector in a medical capacity or as MedTech designers.

If you are interested in MedTech and regenerative medicine, join this course and discover the fascinating work taking place at the University of Leeds.


  • Exploring orthopaedic joint replacement technologies
    • Welcome
    • MedTech solutions for damaged joints
    • Designing orthopaedic implants
    • Creating orthopaedic implants
    • Revision
    • Summary
  • Regenerative Technologies
    • About Week 2
    • Designing regenerative implants
    • Tissue engineering
    • Benefits and challenges of regenerative technology
    • Revision
    • Summary

Taught by

Claire Brockett


4.2 rating, based on 5 Class Central reviews

4.5 rating at FutureLearn based on 23 ratings

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    This is actually veryy exciting to learn about orthopedic implants stem cell therapy scaffolds and regenerative mediciens.
    All these things are very interesting to study.
  • Anonymous
    The course was very interesting and covered at least the introduction to all the topics I wanted to learn about. However, it would have been interesting to see more scientific information about regenerative medicina and tissue engineeriing.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This is an excellent course and a great introduction not only to knee, hip and ankle implants but also to regenerative treatments such as stem cell implants. The pacing of the course is very good and the source material is up to date. The videos a…
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course is not well planned and oriented. Lot of unnecessary repetitive articles are given which are not much relevant to the topic. More focus should have been given on the structure and functioning of implants and their corresponding surgeries. And there's no certificate for even completing the course if the learner scores below par.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    A very interesting topic presented in an easy-to-learn format with good visual and reading material which can be downloaded from the site for later.
    There are many interactive areas and you can leave comments on topics of discussion and view the comments of other course takers.
    I am enjoying the course very much.

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