Biomedical Equipment Technology

Biomedical Equipment Technology - A.A.S. Degree

Recommended Course Sequence

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
BMET 1111 Medical Device Technology
Description
BMET 1111 This course provides students with an industry overview/perspective of the biomedical technology field. In this course students will learn the relationships between equipment and patient care and the various sensors and transducers used by medical equipment. Typical electronic circuitry used in medical equipment will be covered. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: BMET1111

3
BMET 1112 DC Electricity
Description
BMET 1112 This course is designed to investigate the direct current and voltage behavior of series and parallel circuits, using Ohm's and Watt's laws. Natural and direct current electromagnetism will also be presented. Students will perform lab projects on all subject matter by use of an interactive lab network computer. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: BMET1112

3
BMET 1114 Wireless Communication
Description
BMET 1114 This class will study the use of wireless networks in hospitals. The technology involved in wireless medical telemetry. The designated frequencies within the radio spectrum and the potential for radio frequency interference. Also discussed will be the wireless environment, wireless LANs, cell phones, wireless planning and antenna systems plus the role the Federal Communication Commission has in managing the radio frequency spectrum. This class is intended to be an introductory level class.

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 08/23/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: BMET1114

1
BMET 1116 Solid State Electronics
Description
BMET 1116 This course will introduce students to a wide range of active solid state devices such as transistors, unijunction transistors, and silicon-controlled rectifiers. It also teaches how these devices are used in practical circuits such as amplifiers, speed controls, switching circuits, and timing circuits. The student will compute component and circuit parameters. These will then be compared with measured data. Circuits will be designed and evaluated by breadboarding and/or computer simulation software. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 5

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: BMET1116

5
BMET 1122 Administrative Functions
Description
BMET 1122 This course introduces students to the basic operation of hospitals; the requirements of regulatory agencies; biomedical departmental policies and procedures and the managing of information, work orders and vendors.

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 08/26/2013 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: BMET1122

4
BMET 1123 AC Electricity
Description
BMET 1123 This course introduces the principles of alternating current. Circuits will consist of resistive, capacitive, and inductive devices. Ohm's and Watt's laws, along with Norton's and Thevenin's theorems will be used to simplify complex combinations of RCL circuits. Test equipment introduced includes the VOM (volt-ohm-meter), DMM (digital-multimeter), signal generator, and oscilloscope. The course concludes with resonating circuits. Prerequisites: BMET1112 or equivalent.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: BMET1123

3
BMET 1130 Anatomy and Physiology
Description
BMET 1130 This lecture based course is designed for introductory study of human anatomy and physiology. It emphasizes the structure and function of the systems of the body including the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, endocrine, renal, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Carefully check your program requirements for acceptability of this course. It does not replace the two course sequence of anatomy and physiology required for many advanced health programs.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 12/08/2010 - 05/20/2014

Course Outline: BMET1130

3
BMET 1136 Managing Customer Satisfaction in the Health Care Environment
Description
BMET 1136 This course will consist of Class lecture and practical exercises. The student will learn to differentiate between internal and external customers in the Health Care Environment. They will be able to identify good customer service when they see it. They will understand the three areas of focus for customer service improvement. Customer service issues specific to the Health Care field and technical service will be covered. Prerequisite: None

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 08/25/2008 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: BMET1136

1
BMET 1225 Biomedical Instrumentation I
Description
BMET 1225 This course studies the various technologies used in the medical care field. Areas of study will cover the use of various test equipment, performing preventive maintenance and the use of testing equipment for maintaining proper operation. Students will also learn to read schematics and following instructions in service manuals for performing test and maintenance. Each class will have a lecture component on a specific type of instrumentation following the syllabus. Prerequisites: BMET1112, BMET1123, and BMET1110

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 01/11/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: BMET1225

3
BMET 1231 Biomedical Instrumentation II
Description
BMET 1231 This course provides a foundation in the theory and operation of medical test equipment. The student will use various types of test equipment to test and measure the performance of diagnostic, monitoring and surgical equipment. Each class will have a lecture component on a specific type of instrumentation following the syllabus. Prerequisites: BMET1220.

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: BMET1231

4
BMET 1241 Mechanical Systems
Description
BMET 1241 This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of hydraulics and pneumatics and basic mechanical applications. The curriculum incorporated in the system includes instruction in the mathematics component of hydraulics and pneumatics, and provides experiences in problem solving, data management, and self-directed learning. The student will use the LabVolt Mindsight System and Simulation software.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 05/20/2014

Course Outline: BMET1241

3
BMET 1530 Digital and Micro Processor
Description
BMET 1530 This course covers the basic and advanced digital logic used in integrated circuits and their application. Logic diagrams and analysis will be covered. Microprocessor control and feedback systems using sensor feedback will be studied. Training will be accomplished using the LabVolt system and handouts selected by the Instructor. Prerequisites: BMET1112, BMET1123, BMET116 or equivalent.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/25/2008 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: BMET1530

3
BMET 2940 BMET Field Experience
Description
BMET 2940 In this course students work in a clinical site within the Biomedical Engineering Department. They are expected to observe and apply all of the BMET skills learned thus far - the same skill that would be expected of an employee.

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 08/26/2013 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: BMET2940

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BMET 2970 Biomedical Equipment Technology Internship
Description
BMET 2970 In this course students work full shifts in a clinical site within the Biomedical Engineering Department. They are expected to observe and apply all of the BMET skills learned thus far - the same skill that would be expected of an employee. Prerequisites: BMET1110, BMET1210, BMET1220.

Credits:

Effective Dates: 08/21/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: BMET2970

2
HEAL 1502 Medical Terminology
Description
HEAL 1502 This course is an introduction to building medical terms and learning the meanings. Students will learn combining forms, word roots, prefixes and suffixes, and how these word parts apply to building medical terms. Students will also learn common medical abbreviations and symbols.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 01/07/2002 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HEAL1502

2
ISTC 1010 Microcomputer Maintenance
Description
ISTC 1010 This course is designed for the PC novice to learn how to maintain, upgrade, and repair personal computers. Participants will remove and replace motherboards, and various input/output devices. Hard drives maintenance procedures (formatting) and loading operating systems will be covered. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/20/2007 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ISTC1010

3
ISTC 1040 Network Systems I
Description
ISTC 1040

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/20/2007 - 05/21/2014

Course Outline: ISTC1040

3
ISTC 2005 Network Systems II
Description
ISTC 2005 This course is the second course in a four-course sequence designed to introduce students to local area network hardware router installation and configuration. The course is designed around the OSI 7-layer Reference Model and is the second course in the sequence to help students prepare to take the CCNA certification exam. Prerequisites: Network Systems I ISTC1040

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/20/2007 - 05/21/2014

Course Outline: ISTC2005

3
ISTC 2020 Advanced Networking
Description
ISTC 2020 This course focuses on the concepts and procedures of creating TCP/IP network services. The student will build network servers and services using commercial and open source products. Topics include installing and configuring DNS, DHCP, Web, proxy, TFTP, SMTP and FTP servers, and firewalls. Other topics cover LAN switching, routing, IP addressing, OSI model, and TCP/IP protocols.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 12/08/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ISTC2020

3
Total Core Credits: 53

General Education Courses

Course Title Credits
CHEM 1500 Introduction to Chemistry
Description
CHEM 1500 This course is a broad introduction to chemistry - its principles and applications. It is intended for the non-science major. Topics include the scientific method, atomic structure, periodic table, general properties of matter, the development of the model of the atom, basics of chemical bonding, chemical equations and their uses, acids and bases, and oxidation reduction. Meets MnTC Goal 3

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 06/01/2004 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 3

Course Outline: CHEM1500

4
ENGL 1150 Composition I
Description
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning. Meets MnTC Goal 1 - PREREQUISITES: Student must score an 86 or above on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills assessment OR complete developmental courses through English Essentials AND score a 78 or higher on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Assessment OR complete College Reading I or II.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/24/2009 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 1

Course Outline: ENGL1150

3
PHIL 1200 Critical Thinking
Description
PHIL 1200 In this course, students will develop skills in argument evaluation, the use of informal logic, and language analysis as they criticize problems found on the World Wide Web, in the workplace, and in other everyday environments. Students will also have an opportunity to explore topics in media literacy and the philosophy of science. Suggested Accuplacer reading cut score over 78. Meets MnTC Goal 2.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/27/2007 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 2

Course Outline: PHIL1200

3
PHYS 1050 Introduction to Physics
Description
PHYS 1050 This is an introductory course in Physics and its applications. The course is designed for individuals with no previous experience in physics. In this course students will learn basic theory and application of classical physics in everyday life, and how to apply that knowledge through problem solving, simulation, and laboratory experiments. Topics to be covered include: linear and rotational motion, vectors, forces and equilibrium, work and energy, momentum, properties of solids, liquids and gases, heat and thermodynamics, and waves and sound. Meets MnTC Goal 3

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 11/05/2010 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 3

Course Outline: PHYS1050

3
SPEE 1020 Interpersonal Communication
Description
SPEE 1020 This course focuses on the practical and theoretical concepts of human communications and the styles used in personal, social and professional environments. Students will also acquire skills in critical thinking, perception, listening, emotional communication, verbal and non-verbal expressions and conflict resolution. Meets MnTC Goal 7

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/26/1999 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 7

Course Outline: SPEE1020

3
Total General Education Credits: 16
Total Program Credits: 69