Durham College

Course Details

Biomedical Engineering Technology

Course Description

The health-care industry in Canada and around the world is growing exponentially. The use of sophisticated electronic, computer-controlled and networked equipment has created a demand for specialized, well trained graduates with a focus on the biomedical applications of electronic engineering technology. This program will prepare you to meet the growing demand for the installation, testing, calibration, preventative maintenance, sales and management of electronic and computer-controlled medical equipment and systems as an integral part of the health-care team. You will gain valuable hands-on experience in the methods and instrumentation used in health care. Durham College’s Biomedical Engineering Technology lab is fully equipped including: * Anesthesia equipment * Bedside and central monitoring * 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 electronics repair department. Employers repeatedly require the functional expertise of our graduates. The program covers: * Anatomy and physiology * Biomedical devices and systems * Biomedical instrumentation * Physics * Computers and networking * Diagnostic imaging * Dialysis * Project-based learning of electronic circuits and systems * Report writing * Risk management * Safety standards * Theory with hands-on practical experience

Course Duration


Career outcomes

* Biomedical technology * Certification and regulation * Diagnostic imaging * Dialysis technology * Independent service provider * In-house biomedical engineering department * Lab equipment service * Medical device distributor or laboratory * Original medical equipment manufacture * Regulatory authorities/institution * Sales and service organization * Technical sales and support

Biomedical Engineering Technology Durham College