Stanford Courses

Stanford Biodesign offers a portfolio of courses for Stanford undergraduate (U), graduate (G), and postdoctoral (P) students. Those not enrolled at Stanford can explore our distance learning course.

Biodesign Innovation

A two-quarter, project-based course that brings together multidisciplinary student teams to address real-world medical needs by learning and applying the end-to-end biodesign innovation process. (G) (P)

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Global Biodesign

A one-quarter, interactive, project-based course that exposes students to the challenges and opportunities of developing and implementing innovative medical technologies to help patients around the world. (U) (G) (P)

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Biodesign for Mobile Health

A one-quarter, experiential, project-based course that exposes students to the biodesign innovation process in the context of the rapidly growing mobile health sector. (U) (G) (P)

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Technology Assessment and Regulation of Medical Devices

A one-quarter deep dive into the regulatory and payer environment in the U.S. and abroad, and common methods of health technology assessment. (G) (P)

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Biodesign Capstone

A two-quarter, project-based course that provides teams of undergraduate engineering students with the opportunity to design and develop health technologies to address unmet patient needs. (U)

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Biodesign Fundamentals

A one-quarter, project-based course that introduces undergraduate students to health technology innovation and key issues and trends affecting the field. (U)

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Distance Learning

In collaboration with the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD), Biodesign offers select courses from our portfolio through online channels.

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Please visit our Learning page for access to our open-source instructional materials. You may also access some Stanford Biodesign course lectures on the Stanford Biodesign YouTube channel.