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Welcome the online course site for Biomedical Equipment Technology Sequence: Application, Support and Management!

Biomedical Technology jobs are amongst the fastest growing in the country driven by the use of increasingly complex medical devices and systems, and the extended life expectancy of the population.

Biomedical Equipment Technician

Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook predicts 31% job growth over the years 2010 to 2020

Clinical Engineer

CNN Money, Second Fastest Growing Job at 61.7%

CNN Money, Best Jobs in America #54 with Median Pay $80,400

Why Online Courses?

Online courses offer a 24x7 learning environment available at your home, work or anywhere an Internet connection is accessible. Biomedical Equipment Technology- Application, Support and Management course modules provide a solid background for those applying, supporting/servicing or managing healthcare technology. Medical device problem oriented simulations, videos, interactive online discussions, and networking will make this course unique.


These courses are designed for

● clinical and technical staff working in healthcare who need to utilize or support medical devices in acute patient care,

● have responsibility for medical equipment planning or life cycle management or

● students or adult learners who want to know more about the exciting area of medical equipment and ongoing management and support to enhance patient care and improve patient safety.

● career changers moving from a technical, medical or other field into the rapidly growing area of biomedical technology - application, support, and management

There are four courses offered at the University of Vermont

ONLINE! HLTH 025 Patient Care Equipment Technology: August 25 - December 3, 2014

Introduction to healthcare technology management, anatomy/physiology and technical principles, safety, and troubleshooting techniques

Electrocardiographs, physiological monitors, infusion devices, ventilators, pacemakers and defibrillators


ONLINE! HLTH 135 Advanced Medical Equipment Systems: January 2015-May 2015

Imaging systems- x-ray, fluoroscopy, CT scanners, MRI, nuclear medicine, and ultrasound

Clinical laboratory equipment, surgery devices, healthcare networks/IT, and physical therapy equipment

HLTH 026 Z1 Medical Equipment Applications, Quality Assurance and Troubleshooting Prerequisite: HLTH 25

Hands-on laboratory course in the classroom
● Bedside medical equipment demonstrations, exercises and problem resolution
● Device simulators, safety and performance testing
● One week – 8:00am-5:30pm

This course requirement can also be satisfied via an independent study option - contact the instructor for further details.

ONLINE! HLTH 225 Healthcare Technology Life Cycle: Planning and Management: August 25 - December 3, 2014

Medical devices/systems, information technology and telecommunications

● Convergence of technologies

● Planning
● Management
● Technical services & clinical engineering

It is suggested that the courses be taken sequentially, but this is not required.

For each medical device discussed, sections will include:

● Principles of operation

● Proper clinical application

● Device safety

● Common problems and solutions

● Inspection, testing and preventative maintenance

● Technology management

The program is described at the UVM Continuing Education website - Courses in Biomedical Equipment Technology. Go to the Registration tab on this website to register for the course. Contact the instructor at tobey.clark@uvm.edu if you have any questions.

The course has been translated into Spanish and is being offered at:

Facultad Regional Mendoza - Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (Mendoza, Argentina)

Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud - CES (Medellin, Colombia)

Pontifica Universidad Católica de Peru - PUCP (Lima, Peru)



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