MODULE DETAILS

 

Biomedical Equipment Design, Standards and Practices DBEEDS613

Nominal duration: 48 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 safety features and standards for biomedical equipment, features of operation of cardiac, neurological, clinical and laboratory equipment, and best practices for design and maintenance.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for participants to be able to apply a basic understanding of safety standards, certification regulations and best practices in the field and develop a sound knowledge of the principles of design of common biomedical equipment.

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

Shielding, EMC & EMI, Noise Reduction and Grounding & Earthing DBESGE605

Electronic Components and Circuits DBETEC607

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 the safety features and standards for common biomedical equipment

2.    Identify and explain the basic features of equipment used for cardiac care and neurology

3.    Identify and explain the basic principles of clinical and laboratory equipment.

4.    Outline best practices for design and maintenance of medical equipment.

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 the safety features and standards for common biomedical equipment

1.1

Categorise the types of accidents in hospitals and laboratories.

1.2

Outline electrical hazards and safety procedures in a biomedical environment

1.3

Outline the basic physiological effects of electrical currents.

1.4

Outline the effects of micro and macro shocks.

1.5

Explain fundamental approaches to protect users from electrical shocks

1.6

Identify and summarise international and local safety standards relevant to biomedical equipment

2

Identify and explain the basic features of operation of equipment used for cardiac care and neurology

2.1

Identify commonly used biomedical equipment for cardiac and neurological medicine

2.2

Explain principles of operation of biomedical equipment used for:

(a)       Cardiac care

(b)       Neurological care

3

Identify and explain the basic principles of operation of clinical and laboratory equipment.

 

3.1

Identify biomedical equipment used for

(a)       Diathermy

(b)       Stimulation

(c)        Haemodialysis

(d)       Laboratory work

(e)       Therapeutic applications

3.2

Explain principles of operation of biomedical equipment used for:

(a)       Diathermy

(b)       Stimulation

(c)        Haemodialysis

(d)       Laboratory work

(e)       Therapeutic applications

4

Outline best practices for design and maintenance of medical equipment.

4.1

Explain the broad design principles related to biomedical equipment

4.2

Outline best practice procedures for servicing and maintenance of biomedical equipment

4.3

Outline three examples of future trends in biomedical equipment

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

  • MPLAB IDE

  • Ver 8.92

Hardware

  •  N/A