Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) FHNW in Clinical, Regulatory and Quality Affairs (CARAQA) for Medical Devices and In-Vitro Diagnostics

  • ECTS points: 13
  • Next start: Jan 07, 2025
  • Final application date: Dec 31, 2024
  • Teaching language: English
  • Place: FHNW Campus Muttenz
  • Cost: CHF 8’800 (including examination fees)
  • Duration: 26 weeks

CARAQA training is tailored to equip participants with the essential skills required by the MedTech industry. With the evolving dynamics of CA/RA/QA roles, we aim to cultivate diverse technical and interpersonal skills. This prepares participants to progress to decision-making positions within their organizations and play a pivotal role in maintaining the company's competitive edge and long-term viability. During the CARAQA training, participants will be able to fulfill professional development requirements that comply with both EU and US regulations. Therefore, they will gain knowledge to facilitate a seamless transition to the new requirements under MDR/IVDR and US FDA.

The CAS CARAQA develops the following skills:

  • Optimal preparation for MDR 2017/745 and IVDR 2017/746 regulatory changes
  • Strategic planning and management of clinical evaluations, investigations under ISO 14155 and IVD performance studies
  • Strategic and tactical communication for interaction with Notified Bodies and National Competent Authorities and to deal with crisis situations
  • Management and engineering support during new product development projects
  • Leadership in the deployment and maintenance of Quality Management Systems under ISO 13485 and US QSR
  • Structuring the supply chain, production, and marketing structuring
  • Technical expertise in key subjects such as risk management, biocompatibility, usability, and software validation, according to current standards
  • January 7, 2025 @ 9:00 am
  • September 6, 2025
  • Muttenz
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