Biomedical Equipment Technology Courses

BMET 101 - Biomedical Equipment Technology I

3-2-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course will provide students with an overview of the role of the Biomedical Equipment Technician and the role of Biomedical Engineering departments in hospitals and the hospital environment in general. Students will learn basic theory of operation, function and clinical application of a range of medical devices, such as infusion pumps, heart monitors, blood pressure monitors, pulse oximeters, suction devices, and centrifuges and how to test these devices for proper operation.

Additional course fee: $105. 

Prerequisite:

BIOL 108 or BIOL 110 (either may be taken concurrently.) 

BMET 102 - Biomedical Equipment Technology II

3-2-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course builds on BMET 101 and further explores healthcare technology management. In addition, the course introduces students to computerized equipment control and record keeping. Safety issues will be covered in relation to both patient safety and the safety of Biomedical Equipment Technicians (BMETs). The course will build on basic theory of operation, function, clinical application and operation testing of a range of medical devices started in BMET 101, providing greater depth in equipment already covered and expanding the range of devices students will learn about. 

Additional course fee: $105. 

Prerequisite:

BMET 101 with a 'C' or better and ELEC 120, which may be taken concurrently.

BMET 103 - Biomedical Equipment Technology Internship I

0-0-14-1
Credit Hours: 1

This course consists of 200 hours of supervised field experience with a hospital Biomedical or Clinical Engineering Department or hospital-based Independent Service Organization. Students will carry out inspections of basic medical devices and maintain records as required by the work site, under the supervision of an experienced Biomedical Equipment Technician or Clinical Engineer. The course provides students the opportunity to learn about professionalism in the workplace. Internship sites may have specific requirements for participation, such as vaccinations, background checks, drug screening, and so on. Students who do not meet these requirements may not be able to participate in an internship.

Additional course fee: $85.

Prerequisite:

BMET 102 with a "'C" or better and FNMT 118 or higher.

BMET 201 - Medical Devices

3-2-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course provides an in-depth look at the theory and operation of patient monitoring equipment and introduces other more complex medical devices, such as ventilators and dialysis machines. Upon completion of the course students. will be prepared to carry out basic troubleshooting procedures on a variety of medical devices. 

Additional course fee: $105.

Prerequisite:

BMET 103 with a "C" or better.

BMET 202 - Medical Devices in a Networked Environment

3-2-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course will emphasize the use of medical devices on wired and wireless networks. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to connect medical devices to a network, update medical device software, and communicate effectively with IT specialists regarding network problems.

Additional course fee: $105. 

Prerequisite:

BMET 201ELEC 130, which may be taken concurrently; CIS 105; and CIS 150 with a grade of "C" or better in all four courses

BMET 203 - Biomedical Equipment Technology Internship II

0-2-14-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course consists of 200 hours of supervised field experience with a hospital Biomedical or Clinical Engineering Department or hospital-based Independent Service Organization. Students will be expected to demonstrate competency in the inspection and repair of medical equipment, proficiency in the use of medical device inventory software, and the ability to communicate professionally with clinical staff. Internship sites may have specific requirements for participation, such as vaccinations, background checks, drug screening, and so on. Students who do not meet these requirements may not be able to participate in an internship.

Additional course fee: $85.

Prerequisite:

BMET 202 with a grade "C" or better.