IoT Dudley Starting September 2021
• Block release options available.
The Level 3 course has both practical and theory elements. Our pre-requisites are that students have a sound knowledge of Electronic Engineering to either a HNC or equivalent qualification, or equivalent work experience within the Industry. Minimum age for entry onto the course is 19 years old.
The course provides an excellent grounding for medical engineering staff involved with the servicing and maintenance of medical therapeutic equipment.
This course covers introductions into Principles and Practical elements of the following areas: Nerve and Muscle Stimulators, Therapeutic Ultrasound, Interferential Therapy and Shortwave Diathermy.
To provide students with the basic knowledge and practical experience needed in order to be able to carry out inspection, servicing and repairs across a variety of Medical Therapeutic equipment in accordance with MHRA guidance, IEC Standards, relevant manufacturers’ information and the National Occupational Standard for Servicing Medical Therapeutic Equipment.
On conclusion of the course the students will be competent in the following areas:
• Describe and explain the physiology of nerve and muscle tissue stimulation
• Describe and explain the principal techniques used for therapeutic ultrasound, interferential therapy and shortwave therapeutic diathermy
• Describe the engineering and functional operation medical therapeutic equipment
• Carry out inspection, testing, fault-finding and servicing of medical therapeutic equipment in accordance with the relevant legislation, standards and manufacturers’ information.
On successful completion of the course students will gain an Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 award in Servicing Medical Therapeutic Equipment. 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.