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The healthcare industry in Canada and around the world is growing rapidly. To help meet the demand, health care has turned to new and innovative medical technologies to improve diagnosis, monitoring and treatment. In doing so, healthcare providers have become dependent on the technology to function properly, to be available and to be managed in a cost-effective and efficient manner by qualified biomedical engineering technologists. As a graduate of this program, your skill set will include the confidence to liaise to all levels of personnel in healthcare, and the ability to assess current and innovative medical technology, as well as purchase, install, calibrate, maintain and manage the life-cycle of critical medical equipment. Biomedical engineering technologists are essential members of any healthcare team because they have these skills.
Note: this program has additional recommended requirements. Please visit the Admission Requirements tab for further information.
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Year one domestic: $2,722 (CAD) Year one international: $13,852 (CAD)
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To help students succeed in programs with remote learning requirements, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified minimum technology recommendations. While these are not program requirements, these suggestions will help ensure students have the right tools to support a quality remote learning experience.
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The healthcare industry in Canada and globally is growing rapidly. To support demand, healthcare depends on new and innovative medical technology to improve diagnosis, monitoring and treatment, resulting in health care providers becoming dependent on the technology to function properly, to be available, and to be managed in a cost effective and efficient manner by qualified biomedical engineering technologists.
Your skill set includes the ability to assess current and innovative medical technology, purchase, install, calibrate, maintain and manage the life-cycle of critical medical equipment, as well as being a pivotal part of the Healthcare team. Biomedical engineering technologists are an essential part of the health care team because they have these skills, and liaise with both the clinical users and the technical providers.
Durham College’s Biomedical Engineering Technology lab is fully equipped including:
Students use biomedical patient simulators, test and measurement devices and learn to use them to support the fully equipped medical electronics repair department.
Employers require the functional expertise of our graduates. The program covers:
Students in this program receive free membership to Digital Health Canada, a not-for-profit professional association that provides members with numerous educational and professional career benefits. Membership includes access to learning and networking opportunities, unique awards applications, as well as discounts for Digital Health Canada online and on-demand courses, Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS-CA) exam fees, and event registrations.
If you apply to this program with an alternate mathematics credit as listed below, completed or in progress, you will be considered for admission.
Alternate math credit:
Please review the list of organizations that provide upgrading options for students that are missing a high school credit.
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyDC.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change. Please note that as a result of COVID-19 the 2022-23 program of study may be modified to accommodate program delivery changes.
Your learning experience will be complemented by a field placement at the end of your third year, which will enable you to utilize your newly acquired skills and gain valuable industry-related experience. Each student will have slightly different experiences working with medical devices and health-care professionals, which often lead to full time careers, or at minimum an excellent reference.
To be eligible for the field placement component of this program you must (at your expense) provide:
To help students have the best remote learning experience possible, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified technology recommendations for each program based on course needs and software requirements. While not required, students may want to consider these suggestions if they are purchasing a computer or laptop for the upcoming academic year.
Storage: 256GB SSD
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional or Education x64 SP1
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 11 or Google Chrome (newest version) or Firefox (newest version)
Network Adapter: 802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adapter
Camera: Webcam/built-in camera
Questions regarding technology recommendations can be directed to the IT Service Desk or the school office.
Qualified graduates of the Biomedical Engineering Technology (BMTY) program who are interested in pursuing the Honours Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management (BHCTM) degree can do so through the unique, streamlined pathway-to-degree program (HCTF) offered by Durham College. The pathway allows students to earn the BHCTM in just two additional years; the HCTF pathway is four semesters plus a 14-week field placement.
Qualified graduates of programs similar to an Ontario College Advanced Diploma in BMTY, students currently enrolled in degree programs or students holding a degree who wish to pursue the BHCTM as a second degree may be eligible for credit transfer.
The program of study for HCTF pathway students focuses on developing expertise in business practices, including management, policy development, marketing and sales and accounting, among others, to complement existing knowledge in biomedical technology and life sciences.
Qualified Biomedical Engineering Technology graduates may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities, including:
Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.
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