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Medical Equipment Networking

Course ref: MEN

Duration: 3 Days

Course Description:

This course covers a useful insight into networking of medical equipment by providing essential underpinning knowledge surrounding networks and the practical experience of networking a medical device.

Who Should Attend:

The course provides an excellent grounding for medical engineering staff involved with the servicing and maintenance of networkable medical devices.


The pre-requisites of the courses are that learners have a sound knowledge of Medical Engineering either an HNC or equivalent qualification, or equivalent work experience, as the Level 3 courses are both practical and theory based.

Course Aim:

To provide learners with the essential knowledge and practical skills needed in order to disconnect a medical device from a network and to join the medical device to the network once the appropriate repairs or servicing has been completed.

Course Objectives:

On conclusion of the course the learners will be able to:

  • Introduction to Local Area Networks (LAN`s)
  • Install and terminate various cable types (straight through vs crossover)
  • Introduction to TCP/IP - Comparing and contrasting ports and protocols
  • IP address Schemes (IPV4 and IPV6)
  • Configuring network Services - IP, DHCP, DNS
  • Explain basics of routing concepts
  • Given a scenario, implement a basic LAN/wireless network
  • Troubleshooting - Given a scenario, implement a network troubleshooting methodology


On successful completion of the course learners will gain an Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 award in Medical Equipment Networking.

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What Next?

Learners should consider enrolling on one of our 3-day equipment specific programmes to provide further focus on particular medical equipment.

Learners should also consider enrolling on the Level 5 Diploma in Medical Equipment Technologies.

Course Duration:

3 Days

Course Fees:

    £749 +VAT (Accommodation available at additional cost)


Training is delivered at our purpose built training facility located in the West Midlands Find Out More

Upcoming Dates:

  • 2020
  • 23 - 25 June
  • 13 - 15 October



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