ERIC Number: ED173656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Investigation to Determine the Validity and Viability of a Regional Biomedical Equipment Technician Program at the Community College Level. Final Report.
Mruk, Walter F.; Fenwick, Douglas E.
A study was conducted to determine the validity and viability of a Southeastern Pennsylvania biomedical equipment technician program at the community college level. The results of a survey questionnaire, site visits, and interviews with administrators of existing health care facilities and ongoing biomedical curricula, indicated the following: (1) biomedical equipment technician (BMET) is an emerging occupation in the greater Philadelphia region; (2) a BMET program could be an option to an existing electronics program; and (3) a BMET program could be offered in a more cost effective manner by coordinated programming with several institutions; the need for replicating high initial cost facilities would be eliminated and only minor changes in existing electronics curricula would be required of the institutions forming a consortium in BMET. (A copy of the survey form is included in the appendices.) (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA.
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