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Medical Equipment Technologies

Course Ref: MET

Duration: 10 Days

Course Description:

This course covers Introductions to, the Principles of and Practical Equipment aspects of the following:

  • Biomedical Equipment Electrical Safety including: the Principles of Patient Safety and Electrical Safety Testing.
  • Cardiovascular Equipment including: ECG monitoring and diagnostics; Defibrillation, Pacemakers, Pulse Oximetry and Blood Pressure monitoring.
  • Physiological monitoring and Infusion Equipment including: Patient monitoring, Foetal monitoring, Apnoea monitoring and Infusion devices.
  • Operating Theatre and Surgical Equipment including: Surgical Diathermy, Operating tables, Gas monitoring and Endoscopy.
  • Medical Therapeutic Equipment including: Nerve & Muscle Stimulators, Therapeutic Ultrasound, lnterferential Therapy and Shortwave Diathermy.

Who Should Attend:

Learners with a good understanding of biomedical equipment principles, applications and maintenance procedures.


The pre-requisites of the courses are that learners have a sound knowledge of Electronic Engineering either an HNC or equivalent qualification, or equivalent work experience, as the Level 3 courses are both practical and theory based. Minimum age for entry onto the course is 19 years old.

Course Aim:

To provide learners with the base knowledge and practical experience needed in order to be able carry out inspection, servicing and repairs of a number of different types of Biomedical equipment in accordance with MHRA guidance, IEC Standards, relevant manufacturers information and the National Occupational Standards for Servicing Biomedical Equipment.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Describe and explain the physiological effects of electricity on the body, electrical safety testing protocols and current legislation requirements for biomedical engineering.
  • Describe the techniques used for a range of biomedical monitoring, therapeutic and operating equipment.
  • Describe the engineering and functional operation of a variety of biomedical equipment including cardiovascular, physiological monitoring, infusion, operating, surgical and therapeutic equipment.
  • Carry out inspection, testing, fault finding and servicing of a range of biomedical equipment in accordance with the relevant legislation, standards and manufacturers information.


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

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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:

10 Days

Course Fees:

    £2450 + 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 March - 3 April
  • 1 - 12 June
  • 7-18 September
  • 23 November - 4 December



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