ERIC Number: ED056220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Determination of a Technical Core Curriculum for a Two Year Technical Program in Bio-Medical Electronics.
Welch, William G., Sr.
The major concerns of this study were to determine the extent of need for bio-medical electronic technicians and to determine what would constitute a functional technical core curriculum for training to fill that need. Following a review of medical and electronic literature, a survey instrument was developed and sent to hospitals, manufacturers, clinics, and research centers in the bio-medical field. The data were analyzed and presented to an advisory committee which assisted in the determination of the areas of concentration and curriculum. The greatest need for Bio-Medical Electronic Technicians was in the area of maintaining and servicing, and a lessee need was for engineering aids and technicians capable of modifying and adapting equipment. It was concluded that to meet these demands the technician needs an in-depth knowledge of basic electronics with abilities to read and interpret schematic diagrams. Suggestions for the curriculum included emphasis on the service and maintenance of equipment, but not neglecting modification, adaption, and operation. A proposed 2-year (six quarters) program would culminate in an Associate of Science degree in bio-medical electronic technology. (Author/GEB)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Biomedical Equipment, Comparative Analysis, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Electronic Technicians, Equipment Maintenance, Occupational Information, Surveys, Technical Education
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Authoring Institution: Western Wisconsin Technical Inst., La Crosse.