MODULE DETAILS

 

Biomedical Instrumentation – Diagnosis and Treatment DBEBMI615

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.

The module covers operation and maintenance principles of various biomedical equipment used in diagnostics and treatment.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for the participants to gain an overview of the operation and maintenance requirements for biomedical equipment used in the collection, display and storage of biomedical signals in the diagnosis and monitoring of the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, the nervous and musculoskeletal system and life-sustaining biomedical equipment.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Ver 2.1

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

DBEEED613: Biomedical Equipment Design, Standards and Practices

DBEABE614: Applications of Biomedical Equipment

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 operation of biomedical equipment used in operating rooms.

2.    Evaluate operational requirements for biomedical equipment used in infusion therapy.

3.    Determine the operational requirements for physical therapy equipment.

4.    Determine operational requirements of laboratory equipment and dialysis units

 

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

Explain operation and maintenance of biomedical equipment used in the operating room and recovery unit

1.1

Define electrosurgery units.

1.2

Identify and explain the operating principles of:

a)    surgical lasers

b)    anaesthetic machines

c)    blood warmers

d)    rigid and flexible endoscopes

1.3

Identify and explain the various types of gases used and their applications

1.4

Explain medical gas reticulation and monitoring with reference to AS2896

1.5

Identify and explain various accessories:

a)    flowmeters

b)    suction

c)    regulators

d)    Nitrous oxide delivery systems

e)    vacuum regulators

f)     adaptors

g)    blenders

1.6

Identify and document service and maintenance requirements for equipment used in operating room and recovery unit.

2

Evaluate operational and maintenance requirements for biomedical equipment used in infusion therapy

2.1

Identify and define clinical applications of infusion pumps.

2.2

Evaluate operating principles of:

a)    volumetric infusion pumps

b)    syringe pumps

c)    patient controlled analgesia pumps

2.3

Identify and document service and maintenance requirements for equipment used in infusion therapy.

3

Determine the operational and maintenance requirements for physical therapy equipment

3.1

Identify and explain clinical aspects of treatment for nerve, bone and muscular processes.

3.2

Identify and explain the operating principles of:

a)    ultrasonic therapy devices

b)    shortwave therapy devices

c)    microwave therapy devices

d)    photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy

e)    nerve stimulators

3.3

Evaluate other biomedical equipment used in physical therapy.

3.4

Identify and document service and maintenance requirements for equipment used in physical therapy.

4

 

 

Determine operational requirements of laboratory equipment and dialysis units

4.1

Explain kidney function and the purpose of dialysis machines.

4.2

Identify and explain biomedical equipment for:

a)    haemodialysis

b)    peritoneal dialysis

c)    continuous veno-venous haemodialysis

d)    pathology sample preparation

e)    pathology sample analysis

4.3

Identify and explain the role of laboratory analysers.

4.4

Identify and document service and maintenance requirements for equipment used in laboratory and dialysis.

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

  • ECG simulator 

Hardware

  •  Online