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Instructor - Tobey Clark Office - Instrumentation & Technical Services, 280 East Ave. (behind UVM Rescue), Phone: 656-0069 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Course Informational Website: http://its.uvm.edu/medtech/index.html Summary This course provides an overview of advanced medical technology used in imaging, laboratory, and therapeutic applications, and a methodology for the management of healthcare technology. The course will: 1. Provide a basic understanding of the technology associated with advanced medical equipment systems 2. Provide a methodology for improving the safety and cost-effectiveness of these systems through a program of healthcare technology management 3. Help students better communicate with technical staff, other clinicians, administrators, and equipment vendors. 4. Develop the student’s interest, and prepare them for further study and more advanced application of the principles. Methods The course will utilize web-based content including text, photos, diagrams, flow charts, other figures, video, audio, links to other websites, and other web attributes to deliver content to students. The topics to be included in this course are Device principles of operation, Proper clinical application, Patient safety, Common device/technique problems and resolution User care and maintenance, and Hospital-level healthcare technology management. Supplemental Text R. S. Khandpur, Biomedical Instrumentation: Technology and Applications, McGraw Hill, 2005 Andrew Webb, Introduction to Biomedical Imaging, John Wiley, 2003, ISBN 0-47123766
Student Evaluation and Grading
Eight (8) Quizzes - each 4 points There will be a five question quiz after completion of grouped topics. Quizzes will primarily be multiple choice, True/False, and Matching Questions. There will be a time limit of 20 minutes for each quiz. Two (2) Exams - each 22 points Exams will occur after major topic completion. Each exam including the final will cover the major topic only. Exams will be 75 minutes with 22 questions to complete. Eight (8) Discussion Questions – each 3 points The discussion board will be an important part of the course. Discussion topics will be presented and students are asked to respond. Students are expected to respond to at least one other student posting to the discussion question.
Role of discussion in meeting learning objectives 1. Improve the students deeper understanding of course materials by facilitating the need to understand content by drawing insight from it 2. Stimulating a broad spectrum of learners to share their experiences and knowledge with others 3. Allow additional content to be understood through discussion topics and related research o Discussion expectations 1. The discussion groups are an opportunity for you to express yourself related to topics, add a human factor to the course – show a living being on the end of the wire, and to derive a deeper understanding of content, controversy, and the value of networking with peers. Discussion groups bring life to the course! o Some guidelines 1. Show respect for others and their thoughts, ideas and opinions 2. Read the course content materials prior to responding. Prepare your discussion posts in a separate document (offline in Word or other word processor) then cut and paste to the Discussion email. 3. Meet the time and date requirements of the discussion post deadlines. This adds greatly to the value and continuity of the posts
4. The Discussion and Essay Assignment responses should generally be at least 200 words. 5. Please use references, links or other sources where appropriate to back up your statements or to provide information of general class interest. o Discussion will be 20% of your grade. The grading will be based on quality and number of responses and timeliness. Quality factors include value added to the course, enthusiasm, and understanding of the materials
One written report - up to 5 points added to your grade An extra credit report on a topic of your choosing related to a medical device, technology, technology-related procedure or system can be completed with a maximum added five (5) points to your grade. The extra credit report is due on the last official class day. The report should be 10 pages of double spaced text. The report should be completed in MS Word or Adobe PDF. The sections of the report should include: Title page with title, course title, student's name and date Table of contents (Main body of the paper) Conclusion Bibliography Criteria for grading will be: Organization Presentation Creativity and originality Quality and accuracy Technical versus clinical content (should have components of each) Format, grammar, spelling, etc
Course Content Advanced Technology in Healthcare Imaging: Image Quality Imaging: Radiography Imaging: Radiography Imaging: Fluoroscopy Imaging: Computed Tomography Imaging: Computed Tomography Imaging: Nuclear Medicine Imaging: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Imaging: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Imaging: Ultrasound Imaging: Ultrasound/Other Imaging: Medical Imaging Networks Radiation Therapy Equipment Clinical Lab Systems Clinical Lab Systems Surgical Systems: Minimally invasive/Robotic Surgical Systems: Electrosurgery Surgical Systems: Lasers Physical Therapy Equipment Ventilation and Anesthesia Systems Dialysis Systems Healthcare Networks/Medical Device Interfaces Clinical Information Systems & the Electronic Medical Record Telemedicine/Telehealth
Graded Assignment Discussion Question 1 Quiz 1 Discussion Question 2 Quiz 2 Quiz 3 Discussion Question 3 Quiz 4 Discussion Question 4 Quiz 5 Exam 1 Quiz 6 Discussion Question 5 Quiz 7 Discussion Question 6 Quiz 8 Discussion Question 7 Discussion Question 8
Exam 2 Extra Credit Report Due