Module Title:   Medical Equipment and Maintenance Management

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG2320L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr P Twigg

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Evaluate the fundamental principles of maintenance management, the various maintenance strategies and the associated requirements and benefits.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts, theories and principles explored in formal lectures supported by seminars, tutorials and directed reading.
Discipline skills developed in open-ended problem solving, tackled by working in small groups supported by members of academic staff. Oral feedback is given during seminars. The assessment will examine the wider learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor.

Lectures:   36.00          Directed Study:   150.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1.1 Describe each stage of the equipment management life-cycle
1.2 Understand quality systems in modern healthcare
1.3 Explain principles supporting the selection of a medical device
1.4 Understand the principles and methodology of maintenance, calibration and quality assurance of healthcare equipment
1.5 Explain a range of safety critical examinations to ensure medical device fitness for purpose
1.6 Explain the importance of infection control and decontamination within equipment management
1.7 Know the processes and regulations for decommissioning and disposal of medical devices

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2.1 Demonstrate good infection control awareness
2.2 Operate within legislation guidance, policies and procedures

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3.1 Use and develop analytical skills
3.2 Demonstrate attention to detail
3.3 Demonstrate logical thought processes
3.4 Demonstrate problem solving
3.5 Use clear written communication
3.6 Communicate complex ideas in simple terms

  Examination - closed book 2.00 70%
  Closed book examination
  Coursework   30%
  2000 words equivalent

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
Quality systems, Record keeping, Pre-purchase, Acceptance and safety testing, Planned preventative maintenance and repair, Calibration/quality assurance, Reliability, repeatability, validity, limitations, Decontamination, Decommissioning and disposal, Radiological protection issues
Special waste, clinical waste, radioactive waste, WEEE, Incident investigation/reports through evaluation of factual evidence.

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