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Biomedical Equipment Technician

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND MAINTAINANCE OF BIOMEDICAL, DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING AND BIOTECHNOLOGIES EQUIPMENT

Engineering Technicians value and support good hospital practices, have competences in the electronic and electromechanical sectors and are able to install and periodically calibrate biomedical, diagnostic imaging and analytical devices; they run trials, preventive and corrective maintenance and electric security checks.

In line with the “Industry 4.0” strategies, the course includes lessons on 3D printing and modeling for the biomedical sector, biomedical signals acquisition and transmission, digitalization of information for the maintenance and failure prediction of biomedical devices on IoHT and IOT platforms.

Always up to date with the ongoing technological evolution in the New Technologies for Life sector, Engineering Technicians are highly qualified to work in clinical engineering services and in public and private hospital structures, both in Italy and abroad.

Who can enrol

Up to 25 candidates, young or adult, employed or unemployed, who have obtained a 5-year secondary school diploma

Duration

Two years, with up to 2000 hours of training, including the internship

Internship

Up to 800 hours, in Italy or abroad, within the ITS A.Volta companies network

Method

The teaching method is highly practical and laboratorial and consists in alternating practical exercises, theoretical lessons, internships and project work

“Targeted, highly-technical courses giving students the opportunity of training in the most delicate procedures in laboratories built to accurately reproduce the hospital environment: we consider the Biomedical Equipment course a great educational path leading to professional employment in the biomedical industry”
Massimo Giuliani
Clinical Engineering Department Technical Manager

Start date

End of October

Cost

The annual fee is 400 euros, plus the regional tax for the right to higher education

Enrolment deadline

October 15th, 2023

“What led me to choose ITS A.Volta? The practical approach to the subjects, the teachers coming from industries, the tight collaboration with the companies participating to the Foundation. And, of course, training on the job in an accurately reconstructed hospital environment and simulating interventions in a realistic way is really exciting!”
Linda Massouop
Biennium 2014-2016

Curriculum

Equal opportunities

Linguistics, Communication and Relations
Technical English
Communication skills

Science and Technology
Fundamentals of Biology and Physiology
Fundamentals of Physics and Mathematics
Information Technology
Fundamentals of Telecommunications

Law and Economics
Fundamentals of Economics and enterprise creation
Legal principles and Professional Responsibility

Organization and Management
Project management and organization skills
IOT in support of management and security in the biomedical sector

Management, planning and quality control
Relevant legislation: quality management - international standards - new regulations
Safety and prevention of workplace injuries + fire prevention
Valorization of industrial property
Open innovation process for technological development

Healthcare system and Clinical Engineering Service
Healthcare system organisation
Clinical Engineering Department organisation

Fundamentals of electronics and electrical engineering for electro-medical equipment

Management of biomedical equipment

Rules and procedures in the production, maintenance and use of electro-medical equipment

Management of diagnostic imaging sydtems and laboratory analysis

Fundamentals of Chemistry and Biomaterials

Fundamentals of modelling and 3D Printing

IoT and biomedical equipment interfacing

THE TRAINING PATH

From the entrance test to the project work discussion, find out how the course is articulated

SELECTION PROCESS
Candidates take an entrance test to assess their level on the technical skills required by the course and their knowledge of English and informatics (a written test followed by an interview)

COURSE STRUCTURE
Classroom training, laboratories, visits to companies. More than 50% of the teachers come from companies and have at least 5 years of specific experience

INTERNSHIP
Carried out at relevant businesses in the biomedical sector, in Italy or abroad. Every student is supervised by a company tutor

FINAL EXAM
It consists of a theoretical/practical examination, an oral and a written test, in which students present the project work they developed during their internship