Checking date: 29/04/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Planning and management of electromedical systems
Study: Master in Bioengineering and Clinical Engineering (347)

Coordinating teacher: SALINAS RODRIGUEZ, BEATRIZ

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
It is recommended to have passed the subjects Analytical and Monitoring Systems, Diagnostic and Therapy Systems and Medical Imaging Technologies of the 2nd semester of the 1st year.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
COMPETENCES ACQUIRED BY THE STUDENTS CB6. To acquire comprehensive knowledge providing the opportunity to be creative in the development and/or application of ideas. CB7. To be able to apply the acquired knowledge and their problem solving skills to the resolution of problems in novel or relatively unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of study. CB8. To be able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of judgement making based on information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsabilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. CB10. To possess the learning abilities that allow autonomous long-life learning. CG3. To develop the ability to design and carry out technological projects in the field of the application of engineering to medicine, as well as the ability to analyze and interpret the obtained results. CG4. To develop the ability to evaluate medical equipment and instrumentation in complex multidisciplinary environments, assessing the needs of different clinical users and offering objective measures for decision making. CE3. Advanced knowledge of the technical and economic aspects of health technology management including their acquisition and their maintenance. CE11. Ability to plan, manage and supervise the installation and maintenance of non-implantable active medical devices in electromedical systems and their associated facilities, meeting the quality criteria and safety conditions and complying with current regulations. CE13. Ability to plan, manage and supervise hospital infrastructures meeting the quality criteria and safety conditions and complying with current regulations. LEARNING RESULTS ACQUIRED BY THE STUDENTS To pass the subject, students should be able to: - Characterize the clinical electromedical service of a hospital/health institution and its relationship with the technical assistance services, recognizing the importance and repercussion of its proper management. - Prepare a plan for the renewal and acquisition of new equipment of clinical electromedicine, analyzing the clinical needs of the center and the obsolescence and state of the available technology park. - Define the technical characteristics of the new equipment to be acquired, considering the compatibility and connectivity with other facilities and infrastructures of the health center and the current technological innovation. - Analyze the cost of the different purchase alternatives of equipment, breaking down the corresponding items and using reference prices. - Determine the equipment to be acquired, identifying the most appropriate acquisition modality for the health center. - Prepare and file the documentation corresponding to the management of the assembly, set up and maintenance of the clinical electromedicine facilities, systems and equipment, interpreting the established procedures. - Rethink the clinical electromedicine facilities and systems tracing the location of the equipment and the different components. ¿ - Plan informative actions aimed at both clinical and technical staff following up their development and their result.
Description of contents: programme
This subject covers the study of the electromedical equipment of a health center from their planning and management perspective. The areas the course will cover are: monitoring and recording, critical care, laboratory, medical imaging, radiodiagnosis and radiotherapy, rehabilitation, functional tests, hemodialysis and water treatment and sterilization. Upon completion of the course, the student would be able to plan the assembly and set up of the most relevant electrometical systems. He will also be able to plan the maintenance and supply programs. To do this, he will learn to draw up a plan for the renewal and acquisition of new electromedical systems and equipment, taking into account both the technical requirements and the cost of the different alternatives. The content of the subject has been structured as follows: PART 1. Introduction - Life cycle of the electromedical equipment - Evolution of the medical technology - Basic IT PART 2. Documentation and inventory - Preparation and filing of technical documents - Asset management and inventory PART 3. Acquisition of new equipment - Renovation plan and acquisition plan for new systems and equipment - Analysis of the technical requirements of the equipment to be purchased - Cost analysis of the equipment to be acquired - Determination of the equipment. Analysis of the acquisition method.
Learning activities and methodology
The teaching methodology will be mainly based on theoretical classes, seminars and practical sessions. Due to the large number of topics covered and their multidisciplinary nature, it is very convenient for the student to read the documentation assigned before the classes and when needed, supplement it with additional information obtained through their personal work. The teaching methodologies will be: - MD1. Lectures given by the teacher with computer and audiovisual media support, in which the main concepts of the subject are developed. Bibliography is provided to complement the students¿ learning. - MD2. Critical reading of texts recommended by the teacher: Press articles, reports, manuals and/or academic articles, either for further discussion in class, or to expand and consolidate the knowledge of the subject. - MD3. Resolution of practical cases, problems, etc raised by the teacher either working individually or in teams. - MD4. Presentation and discussion in class of issues related with the content of the subject and well as practical cases. The professor acts as a moderator. - MD5. Preparation of practical work and reports either individually or working in groups. Development and justification: - Theoretical academic sessions: as a means of offering a general and systematic overview of the topics, highlighting their most important aspects and including exercises between the theoretical explanations when considered appropriate. These theoretical sessions will be regularly delivered at the beginning of each topic. - Practical academic sessions: Analysis and resolution of practical cases in relation with the theoretical concepts explained in the theoretical sessions. - Seminars: Presentation and discussion of the proposed work, structured as seminars, in which the team work and oral skills and the defense of their own opinion and the ability to discuss about a topic or work are practiced. Tutorials and support classes will be held before the final exam. Tutoring sessions and their schedule will be published in Aula Global.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • UNE 209001:2002 IN. Guía para la gestión y el mantenimiento de productos sanitarios activos no implantables.. .. 2002
  • UNE-EN 13269:2007 . Guía para la preparación de contratos de mantenimiento. .. 2007
  • UNE-EN ISO 10012:2003. Sistemas de gestión de las mediciones. .. 2003
  • UNE-EN ISO 10012:2003. ERRATUM - Sistemas de gestión de las mediciones. . .. 2003
Additional Bibliography
  • UNE 179003:2013 . Servicios sanitarios. Gestión de riesgos para la seguridad del paciente.. .. 2013
  • UNE-EN 13306:2011 . Mantenimiento. Terminología del mantenimiento. .. 2011
  • UNE-EN 60601-1/A1:1996 . Equipos electromédicos. Requisitos generales para la seguridad. .. 1996

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.

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