MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Biomedical Engineering)

MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Biomedical Engineering)

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MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Biomedical Engineering)
Course Code EE4-A3-14
MQF Level Level 4
Duration 2 years on apprenticeship
Awarding Body MCAST
Fees
Entry Requirements MCAST Diploma in Engineering (Electronics)

or

MCAST Diploma in Electrical Installations

or

MCAST Diploma in IT

or

MCAST Diploma in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

or

MCAST Diploma in Building Services Installations (Plumbing or Plumbing and Electrical)

or

MCAST Diploma in Welding and Fabrication

or

MCAST Diploma in Automotive Repair (Body and Paint)

or

MCAST Diploma in Automotive Maintenance and Repair

or

MCAST Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

or

4 SEC/O-level /SSC&P (Level 3) passes

Compulsory: Physics, Mathematics

Preferred: English, Computer Studies, Design and Technology, BTEC L2 Extended Certificate in Engineering

Other Entry Requirements A medical certificate for colour blindness is a necessary requirement to attend the course.
Course Description Despite fluctuating economies, the growth in the biomedical engineering sector has continued throughout the years. The course is intended for candidates who wish to embark on a career in electrical and electronic engineering with a particular focus on biomedical equipment technology.

This interdisciplinary course combines human physiology and engineering where, through practical hands-on experience, candidates will apply engineering principles to the field of medical technology. The course covers various sectors including Biomaterials, Bioinstrumentation, Medical Imaging, Diagnostics and Therapeutic Systems. Successful students can expect entry level positions in organisations that design, manufacture, repair or sell biomedical devices and equipment. Employment opportunities may be found within hospitals and clinical facilities for scheduled and preventive maintenance of medical equipment.

Study/Course Delivery This programme of study addresses the competences required for technical level to the Electrical Engineering in particular biomedical engineering.  The achievement of the required underpinning knowledge and key skills will be accomplished through contextualising key skills and adopting a highly practical approach.
Assessment Assessment of the programme is an integral part of the learning process. Students will be assessed by a mixture of home based and time constrained assignments, practicals and projects. The learning process is completed by providing learners with feedback that is both formative and summative in nature.
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Work safely, communicate effectively and take responsibility of own and others’ work in engineering

2. Describe and summarize medical equipment used in imaging systems, respiratory systems, diagnostic and therapeutic systems

3. Construct and test analogue and digital electronic circuits to required specifications

4. Diagnose faults and maintain medical equipment.

 

Core Study Units
  • Mathematics 1
  • Mathematics 2
  • Electrical Technology 1
  • Electrical Technology 2
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Health and Safetey at Work
  • Programming Concepts
  • Microcontrollers
  • Systems Physiology and Human Anatomy
  • Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
  • Medical Imaging
  • Diagnostics and Therapeutics
  • Introduction to Biomechanics and Biomaterials
  • Communications in Technical English
  • Practical Unit 1 – Tackling a Biomedical Engineering Problem with Electronics
  • Practical Unit 2 – Familiarisation with Hospital Equipment
  • Key Skills 1
  • Key Skills 2
  • Key Skills 3
Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Electronic Communications
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Power Generation and Renewables
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Electronics and Control Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Electronics Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronics and Control Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronics Engineering

 

Progress After Completion
Career Opportunities
  • Electronics Technician (specialising in biomedical engineering)

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