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Operating Theatre and Surgical Equipment

Course Ref: OTS

Duration: 3 Days

Course Description:

This course covers introductions to, Principles of and Practical Equipment aspects of the following: Surgical Diathermy, Operating Tables, Gas Monitoring and Endoscopy.

Who Should Attend:

The course provides an excellent grounding for medical engineering staff involved with the servicing and maintenance of operating theatre and surgical equipment.


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 basic knowledge and practical experience needed in order to be able to carry out inspection, servicing and repairs across a variety of Operating Theatre and Surgical Type Biomedical equipment in accordance with MHRA guidance, IEC Standards, relevant manufacturers’ information and the National Occupational Standard for Servicing Operating Theatre and Surgical Equipment.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Describe and explain the principles of surgical diathermy.
  • Describe and explain the principle techniques used for gas monitoring in the operating theatre environment.
  • Describe the engineering and functional operation of operating theatre and surgical equipment, including surgical diathermy, operating tables and endoscopes.
  • Carry out inspection, testing, fault finding and servicing of operating theatre and surgical 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 award in Servicing Operating Theatre and Surgical Equipment.

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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


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

Upcoming Dates:

  • 2020
  • 13 - 15 October



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