Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering Division
5 hours lecture.5 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 60 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 5 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AS Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 11/16/13

1. Description -
This course focuses on establishing and managing documentation and related systems in the area of medical device manufacturing. Fundamentals of governmental requirements that impact medical device documentation, the benefits and elements of a documented configuration management system, and the details to establish related systems, policies and tools.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Explain the definition of a medical device and related terminology.
  2. List the benefits, scope and elements of medical device documents and configuration management control systems.
  3. Analyse governmental regulations and implications in establishing and maintaining a configuration management system in global market.
  4. Interpret specific Food and Drug Administration Regulations and European Medical Devices Directives related to document / configuration management.
  5. Compare the requirements of the Quality System Regulations, Quality Manual, associated Standard Operating Procedures and lower level documentation.
  6. Classify management responsibilities as they relate to document/configuration management.
  7. Explain the elements of configuration management including design and development of a document change control system.
  8. Demonstrate the change request process, including document creation/markup, interchangeability, document structuring, life cycles / workflows, auditing, etc.
  9. Identify the importance and benefits of a well designed employee training and communication system.
  10. Name online resources regarding configuration management.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Introduction to configuration management
    1. History of configuration management
    2. Document control function responsibilities
    3. Distributed configuration management
    4. Manager of configuration management
  2. Product documentation
    1. Formats and Standards
    2. Controlled engineering parts list
    3. Units of measure
    4. General specification
    5. Process design specifications
    6. Document groups and control
  3. Identification numbers
    1. Product numbers and model numbers
    2. Par number cycle
    3. Version numbers
    4. Traceability
    5. Serial numbers
    6. Part numbers
    7. Classification coding
    8. Naming convention
    9. Sketch numbers
    10. Part number assignment
    11. Revision numbers and letters
    12. Item marking
    13. Labels and stickers
  4. Bill of Material
    1. Data dictionary
    2. Item master file
    3. Design engineering data
    4. Marked-up parts list
    5. Manufacturing data
    6. System item codes
    7. Design for modularity
    8. Modular parts list
  5. Document release and product lifecycle
    1. Lifecycle release phases
    2. Documents tied to the release phase
    3. The revision block
    4. Lifecycle phase issues
    5. Baseline-lifecycle phase relationships
    6. Product production phase
    7. Management of the release process
    8. Release status codes
    9. Release form and signatures
    10. Release checklist
  6. Process standard and audits
    1. Writing and formatting standards
    2. Best practice for a Standard
    3. Subjects to Standardize
    4. Procedures
    5. Procedure in a flow diagram
    6. Standards manual
    7. Training
    8. Auditing plan, frequency and follow up
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Oral presentation
  2. Group discussion
  3. Class participation
  4. Midterm examination
  5. Final examination
7. Representative Text(s) -
Frank B. Watts, Engineering Documentation Control Handbook, Fourth Edition: Configuration Management and Product Lifecycle Management, 2011. ISBN 1455778605

8. Disciplines -
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture and group discussion.
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Reading Assignments
    1. Suggested supplemental readings from articles relevant to course material
    2. Suggested supplemental reading of case studies
    3. Suggested supplemental readings from web searches relevant to course material
  2. Writing Assignments
    1. Question sets based upon assigned reading on current research topics.
    2. Weekly problem sets.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a restricted support course for the AS degree in Engineering.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-06-03 10:23:39

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines