The healthcare industry in Canada and around the world is growing rapidly. To help meet the demand, healthcare has turned to new and innovative medical technology to improve diagnosis, monitoring and treatment - in doing so health care 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.
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. Biomedical engineering technologists are an essential part of the health care team because they have these skills.
Durham College’s Biomedical Engineering Technology lab is fully equipped including:
- Anesthesia equipment
- Bedside and central monitoring
- Biomedical equipment asset management system
- Dialysis machines
- Infusion pumps
- Patient monitor information and database systems
- Physiological measurement devices
You will work with a variety of biomedical patient simulators and test and measurement devices, in addition to the technologies found in our fully equipped medical electronics repair department.
Employers repeatedly require the functional expertise of our graduates. The program covers:
- Analog and digital circuits and microcontrollers
- Anatomy and physiology
- Biomedical devices and systems
- Biomedical instrumentation
- Computers and networking
- Diagnostic imaging
- Project-based learning of electronic circuits and bioinstrumentation
- Report writing
- Risk management and safety standards
- Theory with hands-on practical experience
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