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MEDICAL PLASTICS

Undergraduate Certificate Program

Jason Williams
School of Engineering
Penn State Erie
Phone: 814-898-6142
E-mail: jlw109@psu.edu

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MEDICAL PLASTICS (MEDPLS)

Plastics play a critical role in a growing medical industry. A significant portion of medical devices, prosthetics, implants, tools and packaging of devices and products are dependent on plastics. Many of products could not exist, or cost would be excessive, without plastics. Medical plastics is a subset of the larger plastics industry and represents a strong growth area. Medical plastics usage is expected to increase approximately 7% per year over at least the next five years. Medical plastics also represents a large opportunity for domestic plastics manufacturers as there is a general resistance to outsourcing this production due to concerns over the quality and safety of third-world suppliers.

To earn an undergraduate certificate in MEDICAL PLASTICS, a minimum of 14 credits is required.

PRESCRIBED COURSES

 

BECAUSE ECERT WILL NOT TAKE *97 COURSES UNDER COURSE REQUIREMENTS, THE FOLLOWING ARE THE COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MEDICAL PLASTICS CERTIFICATE: BISC 4--HUMAN BODY OR MICRB 106/107/ELEMENTARY MICROBOLOGY AND PLET 397 MEDICAL PLASTICS INDUSTRY OVERVIEW (1 CR) PLET 497 PLASTICS PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (3 CR) PLET 497 MEDICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (1 CR) PLET 497 ADVANCED MATERIALS IN MEDICAL APPLICATIONS (3 CR) PLET 497 MEDICAL MANUFACTURING METHODS (3 CR)

Prerequisites Required.

Effective Date: Spring Semester 2010

Expiration Date:

Last Revised by the Department: 11/11/2011

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