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Biomedical Equipment Technology

Course No. Course Title Credits
EET 111 DC Electricity and Instrumentation 3
This course introduces the student to the theory and operation of basic DC circuits, circuit construction, operation and troubleshooting. Basic alternative energy technologies are introduced. The student will also gain practical experience in soldering, digital multi-meter usage, and Ohm’s Law applications for testing and troubleshooting electric circuits. Elements of proper disposal of batteries and other circuit components considered to be hazardous waste are included.
EET 112 Alternating Current and Passive Devices 3
This course introduces the student to circuitry basic to AC electrical theory. It identifies the fundamental differences between AC and DC energy sources and circuit components. It also introduces oscilloscope usage, AC units, nomenclature and electromagnetism. The course will also cover inductors, transformers, and capacitors and their effects in AC circuits. Work place energy efficiency and conservation habits are included. The concepts of RCL circuits and their use as passive filters will be covered.
EET 113 Introduction to Semiconductors 3
This course provides an introduction to semiconductor theory, the different types of semiconductor components, their symbols, characteristics, and uses. Basic power supplies, small signal amplifiers, large signal amplifiers and coupling techniques are covered. This course will concentrate on characteristic waveforms, theory and troubleshooting. Practice is provided regarding diodes, transistors and circuit applications. Sustainable practices to minimize resources and chemical use are an integral part of the course.
EET 114 Integrated Circuits and Thyristors 3
This course provides an introduction to integrated circuits through the operational amplifier, its characteristics and configurations. Amplifier troubleshooting is included, highlighting methods of determining causes of failures and locating problems. This study of integrated circuits will continue by investigating the operation of integrated voltage regulators and the 555 universal timer. The thyristors family of electronic components is introduced through lecture and experimentation to identify the characteristics, circuitry, and methods of troubleshooting this family of components.
EET 115 Digital Electronics I 4
This course begins by familiarizing the student with the fundamental gates, numbering systems and simplification techniques used for the implementation of digital circuitry. It continues by discussing different IC specifications and interfacing problems found between different families of digital logic. The later portion of the course studies the different digital codes, seven segment displays and flip-flops with emphasis placed throughout the course on schematic interpretation, nomenclature and troubleshooting. Complex programmable logic devices are discussed throughout this course.
EET 106 Digital Electronics II         4
This course continues the study of digital electronics through the investigation of the circuits used for counters, registers, arithmetic logic circuits and digital to analog interfacing. It examines the circuitry of each section with emphasis on circuit timing, characteristic waveforms and troubleshooting. Throughout this course the student will build and troubleshoot circuits used as the basis of modern digital machines.
BET 201 Medical Equipment Standards and Testing 4
The student learns the requirements and methods of current standards of the Biomedical industry, also known as Healthcare Technology Management (HTM). Students are introduced to the hierarchy of statutes, regulations, standards including accreditation standards, and hospital policies for healthcare equipment management and safety. Students perform extensive equipment testing to verify conformance with national standards and manufacturer’s specifications. Students learn standard practices for electrical safety testing, HTM and medical ethics as they pertain to the Biomedical Technician. Equipment management principles that maximize life span and minimize life-cycle costs are stressed. Sustainable practices to minimize resource and chemical use are also emphasized.
BET 203 Physiological Monitoring Devices 4
The beginning of this course is an explanation of the types of hazards encountered in the hospital environment and the role of the BMET in controlling them. It continues by discussing the different types of transducers and electrodes used with biomedical equipment. The course concludes by examining ECG and pressure monitors, concentrating on the test equipment used to test and verify accuracy.
BET 204 Life Support Systems 4
This course is an overview of the types of medical equipment needed to support patients with life threatening problems. Examples of such equipment are defibrillators, pacemakers, ventilators and hemodialysis units. The function of each type of equipment is discussed. Some pieces of equipment are examined thoroughly in relation to functional testing, preventive maintenance, parts identification, and description of circuits.
BET 207 Internship 4
Students work for 200 hours in a health care facility or medical equipment repair facility after completing 50 credit hours, having a cumulative GPA of 2.00, and meeting all other program prerequisites and academic requirements prior to their final spring semester. The internship offers students applied healthcare technology management and service experience. In the internship, the student performs preventive maintenance, safety analysis, and minor repairs on selected pieces of medical equipment. Students are expected to adhere to all policies and regulations associated with their internship facility. The schedule for meeting the requirement of this experience will be arranged between the student, faculty member and internship site. (No compensation) (200 hours)
BET 208 Cooperative Educational Experience 4
Students work for 200 hours in a health care facility or medical equipment repair facility after completing 50 credit hours, having a cumulative GPA of 2.00, and having met all other program academic requirements prior to their final spring semester. The internship offers students applied Healthcare Technology Management and service experience. In the internship, the student performs preventive maintenance, safety analysis, and minor repairs on selected pieces of medical equipment. Students are expected to adhere to all policies and regulations associated with their co-op facility. (Compensation) (200 hours)
BET 215 Specialized Medical Systems 3
 This course describes the different types of specialized medical equipment found in the hospital environment. Lasers, x-ray, ultrasound imaging and nuclear imaging equipment are examples of the topics covered. The basic theory and function of each piece of equipment is explained with emphasis on patient and personal safety. Hands-on testing of ultrasound and x-ray imaging systems are performed.
CIT 163 Network Architectures, Principles, and Protocols 4
The focus of this course includes, but is not limited to a vendor-neutral view of the knowledge and hands-on practice necessary to design, install and support the modern networking systems. This course builds the student’s knowledge of network media, topologies, protocols and standards, as well as network implementation methods and support skills. This course also covers topics such as safety, environmental issues and professionalism. Knowledge and hands-on experience gained in this course will help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ Essentials and Practical Application and Network+ certification examinations.
PHA 201 Physiology and Anatomy 3
The structure and functions of the human body as related to biomedical
instrumentation are the subject matter covered in this course. Major body systems are discussed, followed by correlations to the physiological variables to be measured and the basic principles of instrumentation that could be used.
This course prepares students with skills labeled by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as those used in traditional or evolving green occupation.

 

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