BMET Certificate Course Descriptions

Core-Curriculum Course Descriptions

CETT 1403 – DC Circuits

DC Circuits is a study of the fundamentals of direct current including Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s laws and circuit analysis techniques. Emphasis on circuit analysis of resistive networks and DC measurements.

  • 96 contact hours (3 Lectures, 3 Labs)
  • 4.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: Upon entering this course the student should know basic algebra, have understanding of physics and chemistry, have previous practice in reading and solving scientific problems, in how to use a scientific calculator, and in how to use Internet and internet basic tools. The basic math skills that are required: add, subtract, multiply, divide, fractions, decimals, percentages, polynomials, simple equations, system of two linear equations, multipliers, decimal notation, use of formulas, algebra, and word problems.

CETT 1405 – AC Circuits

A study of the fundamentals of alternating current including series and parallel AC circuits, phasors, capacitive and inductive networks, transformers, and resonance.

  • 96 contact hours (2 Lectures, 4 Labs)
  • 4.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: CETT 1403

CETT 1429 – Solid State Devices

A study of diodes, transistor and other semiconductor devices, including analysis of static and dynamic characteristics, biasing techniques, and thermal considerations.

  • 96 contact hours (2 Lectures, 4 Labs)
  • 4.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: CETT 1403, CETT 1405

BIOM 2301 Safety in Healthcare Facilities

Course Level: Introductory

Safety in Healthcare Facilities is a study of codes, standards and management principles related to biomedical instrumentation with emphasis on the proper use and application of safety test equipment, preventive maintenance procedures, and documentation of work performed.

  • 64 contact hours (2 Lectures, 2 Labs)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: CETT 1403, CETT 1405, CETT 1429

BIOM 1355 Medical Electronic Applications

Course Level: Intermediate

Presentation of sensors, transducers, and supporting circuits used in medical instrumentation devices. Course will allow students to progressively understand basic principles and integration of sensors and transducers used in/with medical equipment.

  • 80 contact hours (2 Lectures, 3 Labs)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: CETT 1403, CETT 1405, CETT 1429

BIOM 1341 Medical Circuits Troubleshooting

Course Level: Intermediate

The course stresses on the development of skills in logical isolation of faults in malfunctioning medical electronic circuits and utilization of appropriate testing and calibration equipment. Course will allow students to progressively understand basic skills, procedures, and usage of safety analyzers and specific testing and calibration devices used for diagnosing and repairing common failures in medical equipment. Various types and models of aspirators, suction pumps, humidifiers, nebulizers, medical compressors, steam sterilizers and hot air ovens, sterilization procedures, along with industry regulations are introduced in this course.

  • 64 contact hours (2 Lectures, 2 Labs)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: CETT 1403, CETT 1405, CETT 1429

BIOM 1309 Applied Biomedical Equipment Technology

Course Level: Intermediate

Introduction to biomedical instrumentation as related to anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course provides detailed coverage of anatomical systems such as the circulatory system, the role of the heart in the body, the cardiac cycle, electrical impulses in heart cells and other essential body systems that use medical equipment for monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment. Then the course immerses the student into a systematic coverage of medical equipment for monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment. The course will make student more broadly aware of the structure of the human body and how medical equipment work together to produce an essential self-regulating machine.

  • 64 contact hours (2 Lectures, 2 Labs)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: CETT 1403, CETT 1405, CETT 1429

BIOM 2339 Physiological Instruments II

Course Level: Advanced

Introduction to patient monitoring systems and defibrillators. Emphasis is placed on the theory of operation, circuit analysis, routine maintenance, performance verification and safety test procedures, troubleshooting and repair techniques, and corrective and preventive maintenance procedures for patient monitors and defibrillators. Critical knowledge in the area of clinical safety requirements, regulations, and standards required by regulatory agencies and completing properly the clinical department documentation is also stressed out during the course.

  • 64 contact hours (2 Lectures, 2 Labs)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: CETT 1403, CETT 1405, CETT 1429

BIOM 1350 Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging Systems

Course Level: Advanced

Diagnostic ultrasound imaging systems covers ultrasound instrumentation from physics phenomena and transducer technology to complex ultrasound instrumentation, troubleshooting and problem solving. It focuses on a thorough, industry latest, and most comprehensive procedure to assess ultrasound system’s performance and quality assurance. Students learn how to image different “human organ mimicking phantoms” as well as performance assurance phantoms. This approach to learning facilitates students to promptly learn how to operate the ultrasound system, how to better understand the needs of a sonographer and how to quickly assess ultrasound system performance. Physics, principles of ultrasound, board level theory and system diagnostics are studied to facilitate repair. Hands-on laboratory environment trains students to verify proper equipment operations and teaches diagnostic troubleshooting techniques and quality assurance procedures.

  • 80 contact hours (2 Lectures, 3 Labs)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: CETT 1403, CETT 1405, CETT 1429

BIOM 2331 Biomedical Clinical Instrumentation

Course Level: Advanced

Biomedical clinical instrumentation is a study of laboratory operations, management, basic clinical laboratory equipment and instrumentation, quality control techniques, and safety procedures. Physics, clinical chemistry principles, the study of blood cells in normal and abnormal conditions, board level theory and system diagnostics are studied to facilitate proper maintenance of clinical laboratory equipment. Instruction in the theory and practical application of clinical chemistry, microscopy, and hematology instrumentation, including quality control, quality assurance, manual and/or automated methods, and safety precautions will be discussed and practiced.

  • 64 contact hours (2 Lectures, 2 Labs)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: CETT 1403, CETT 1405, CETT 1429

BIOM 2343 General Medical Equipment II

Course Level: Advanced

The capstone course introduces various types of medical instrumentation in preparation either for the biomedical internship or for the entrance into the workforce. Equipment operation and application, circuit and block diagrams, preventive maintenance, inspections, performance testing, and troubleshooting are explained or reviewed. In addition, the student is required to demonstrate communication skills for the biomedical field in the form of technical reports, equipment reviews, and in-service presentations. In studying the various medical devices, the human cardiopulmonary system, basic anatomy and physiology structures will be reviewed as they apply to that medical device or measurement. Lectures will be supported through laboratory exercises regarding medical devices (ventilators, oxygen concentrators, hospital and laboratory ancillary equipment, physiological monitors, and electrosurgical units) and perform operational and preventative maintenance testing on those devices. Written laboratory reports outlining the laboratory activity are required. Reports are graded based upon technical quality, grammar and professionalism. Computers are used to simulate electrical circuits and systems and also produce high quality weekly medical device reports and laboratory reports.

  • 64 contact hours (2 Lectures, 2 Labs)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: CETT 1403, CETT 1405, CETT 1429

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