Aim of this module
Medical Device Management Strategy
To re-orientate the trainee with the history, principles and practice of a medical device management service within the healthcare environment. The module will then concentrate on a comprehensive review of prevailing guidance, regulation and policy from which medical device management strategies are developed. The trainee will revisit electromedical and risk management standards with emphasis on how standards are developed and revised.
Optimisation of Medical Device Effectiveness and Efficiency
The trainee will build on knowledge gained in the rotational element into the operation of a wide range of medical devices commonly used in the clinical environment. The trainee will comprehensively understand the use and limitations of specialist equipment in a variety of clinical settings and will begin to understand certification and accreditation standards that apply to clinical services, e.g. ISO 9001 quality management system.
Equipment Acquisition, Acceptance Testing and Installation
The trainee will focus on medical device selection, procurement, acceptance testing and installation processes. The trainee will learn how to manage a medical device acquisition project. The trainee will understand the maintenance implications and clinical risks associated with the acquired devices to ensure patient safety.
Medical Device Information System
This module will enable the trainee to become an expert user of the institution’s medical device information system. In addition to using the system the trainee should be able to specify the features of a replacement system and ensure the existing system is robustly managed and updated.
The academic parts of this module will be detailed and communicated to you by your university. Please contact them if you have questions regarding this module and its assessments. The module titles in your MSc may not be exactly identical to the work-based modules shown in the e-portfolio. Your modules will be aligned, however, to ensure that your academic and work-based learning are complimentary.