MODULE DETAILS

 

Applications of Biomedical Equipment DBEABE614

Nominal duration: 60 hours total time commitment

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

This module covers the core requirements needed for effective supervision of the use of biomedical equipment used in cardiac monitoring and diagnosis, respiratory system analysis, and nervous system analysis.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of this module is for participants to develop familiarity with biomedical equipment and devices in use today as well as emerging technologies in the field.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Ver 2.0

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

Basic Electrical Engineering DBEBEE601

Power Electronics and Power Supplies DBEPES604

Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers DBEEAP610

Fundamentals of ICT and Networking for Biomedical Engineers and Technicians DBEICT611

Biomedical Equipment Design, Standards and Practices DBEEED613

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

N/A

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1.    Identify and explain biomedical equipment used in cardiac monitoring and diagnosis.

2.    Summarise core operational requirements of biomedical equipment used in respiratory system diagnosis. 

3.    Evaluate functions of the nervous system and equipment used in the diagnosis.

4.    Explain infection control and equipment associated with infection control

5.    Evaluate the features of key diagnostic equipment and emerging trends in the industry.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Identify and explain biomedical equipment used in cardiac monitoring and diagnosis.

1.1

Outline central characteristics and parameters of biomedical equipment used in cardiac monitoring and diagnosis.

1.2

Outline the fundamental features of electrocardiogram (ECG) measurement.

1.3

Compare features of invasive and non-invasive blood pressure measurement.

1.4

Outline principles of measuring oxygen saturation.

1.5

Outline the principles of the measurement of end-tidal carbon dioxide (CO2) and cardiac output.

2

Summarise core operational requirements of biomedical equipment used in respiratory system diagnosis. 

2.1

Summarise basic anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system.

2.2

Outline the characteristics and parameters of biomedical equipment used in the diagnosis of respiratory states.

2.3

Explain the salient principles of spirometry measurement.

2.4

Outline the measurement principles of whole-body plethysmography.

3

Evaluate functions of the nervous system and equipment used in the diagnosis.

3.1

Summarise basic anatomy and physiology of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.

3.2

Outline the characteristics and parameters of biomedical equipment used in the diagnosis of neurological states

3.3

Explain the concepts of electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG) and evoked potentials.

3.4

Outline the salient principles of audiometers and vestibular function testing.

4

Explain infection control and equipment associated with infection control

 

4.1

Identify and explain standards and guidelines associated with infection control

4.2

Evaluate infection control theory with respect to:

a)    Transmission

b)    Types – bacteria, viruses

4.3

Evaluate the efficacy of infection prevention strategies:

a)    Cleaning

b)    Sterilisation

c)    Hand hygiene

d)    Contact precautions

4.4

Identify and explain sterilisation methods:

a)    Steam

b)    Dry heat

c)    Liquid

d)    Plasma

e)    UVC

f)     Gamma

4.5

Identify and explain equipment used in infection control:

a)    Washers

b)    Ultrasonic cleaners

c)    Heat sealers

5

 

Evaluate the features of key diagnostic equipment and emerging trends in the industry.

51

Outline the features and functions of biomedical equipment used for:

a)    Foetal and maternal monitoring.

b)    Defibrillators

c)    Pacemakers

d)    Ventilators and respiratory humidifiers

5.2

Identify and document current and emerging technologies in biomedical equipment.

5.3

Identify and list advantages and disadvantages if the emerging technologies.

 

5.4

Evaluate opportunities for integrating emerging technologies.

DELIVERY MODE

 

Online and/or face-to-face

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

MANDATORY FIELD

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

 

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessor Requirements:

Assessors must satisfy the assessor requirements in the standards for registered training organisation (RTOs) current at the time of assessment.

 

Assessors must also hold a tertiary qualification in engineering or related field.

 

The RTO must also ensure that trainers and assessors keep their industry knowledge up to date through ongoing professional development.

Assessment Conditions:

 

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

 

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

 

Assessments may be open book assessment and may be completed off campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

 

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • Matlab

Hardware

  • Remote Lab