Medical Equipment Technologies – Level 3
- Block release options available.
The Level 3 courses are designed around both practical and theory based learning and require the students have a sound knowledge around Electronic Engineering, which may have been achieved through the following ways – Industry Experience, a HNC or an equivalent qualification. Minimum age for entry onto the course is 19 years old.
Students with a good understanding of biomedical equipment principles, applications and maintenance procedures.
Training and Development Summary
This course is an insight into the Principles and Practical elements of Medical Equipment focusing on the following key areas:
- Bio-medical Equipment Electrical Safety including: the Principles of Patient Safety and Electrical Safety Testing.
- Cardiovascular Equipment including: ECG monitoring and diagnostics; Defibrillation, Pacemakers, Pulse Oximetry and Blood Pressure monitoring.
- Physiological monitoring and Infusion Equipment including: Patient monitoring, Foetal monitoring, Apnoea monitoring and Infusion devices.
- Operating Theatre and Surgical Equipment including: Surgical Diathermy, Operating tables, Gas monitoring and Endoscopy.
- Medical Therapeutic Equipment including: Nerve and Muscle Stimulators, Therapeutic Ultrasound, interferential Therapy and Shortwave Diathermy.
To provide students with the base knowledge and practical experience needed to be able to carry out inspection, servicing and repairs of a number of different types of Bio-medical equipment, in accordance with MHRA guidance, IEC Standards, relevant manufacturers information and the National Occupational Standards for Servicing Biomedical Equipment.
On conclusion of the course, the students will be able to:
- Describe and explain the physiological effects of electricity on the body, electrical safety testing protocols and current legislation requirements for biomedical engineering.
- Describe the techniques used for a range of bio-medical monitoring, therapeutic and operating equipment.
- Describe the engineering and functional operation of a variety of bio-medical equipment including cardiovascular, physiological monitoring, infusion, operating, surgical and therapeutic equipment.
- Carry out inspection, testing, fault finding and servicing of a range of biomedical equipment in accordance with the relevant legislation, standards and manufacturers information
Professional Recognition and Career Progression
On successful completion of the course, students will gain an Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Certificate in Medical Equipment Technologies. Students should consider enrolling on one of our 3-day equipment specific programmes to provide further focus on particular medical equipment. Students should also consider enrolling on the Level 5 Diploma in Medical Equipment Technologies.