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Diploma for Biomedical Engineering Technician
生物醫學工程技術員文憑

New Course
Course Code
GS010A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
To be advised
Duration
13 weeks
Language
English supplemented with Cantonese
Course Fee
HK$16000 per programme

With the rapid advancement of technologies in the medical field, a successful health care delivery system depends not only on the expertise of health professionals but also on the proper functioning of sophisticated biomedical equipment. Hence, it is of paramount importance that these biomedical equipment are properly maintained and serviced so as to provide accurate and reliable data and information for clinical diagnoses and treatments.

In collaboration with the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD), this Diploma programme is a programme for EMSD’s in-house staff. It is offered by HKU SPACE and on completion of the programme, graduates will be awarded with a Diploma for Biomedical Engineering Technician awarded within the HKU System through HKU SPACE.

This programme is not for open recruitment for the time being.

The programme aims to train biomedical engineering technicians, enabling them to participate in the development and application of technology in the healthcare environment. The curriculum provides practical hands-on understanding of the fundamental principles, operations and design of medical diagnostic and therapeutic devices. Medical device-related standards and protocols, safe clinical practices, problem-solving skills, performance assurance-testing procedures, and troubleshooting techniques are also covered in this programme.  

Lecture topics include:

  1. Basic Medical Science
  2. Monitoring System I – Electrophysiology
  3. Monitoring System II -Mechanical and Optical Measurement
  4. Therapeutic Equipment I - Infusion Therapy and Haemodialysis
  5. Therapeutic Equipment II - Ultrasound, Phototherapy and Others
  6. Laboratory Equipment
  7. OT Equipment
  8. Life-supporting Equipment
  9. Medical Device Safety and Hazard
  10. Medical Device Standards and Management

The Diploma for Biomedical Engineering Technician will be awarded  within the HKU system through  HKU SPACE to students who have successfully attended, completed and passed the assessment of the programme.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

 

1.   Develop and establish a knowledge base in biomedical engineering;

2.   Discuss and summarize engineering practices and standards in the maintenance of biomedical

        equipment;

3.   Examine different underlying theories in biomedical engineering and their implications in the

       operation and maintenance of biomedical  equipment;

4.   Apply knowledge acquired in analyzing problems in biomedical engineering;

5.   Describe and apply methodology and skills for effective maintenance of biomedical equipment;

6.   Conduct and lead maintenance activities in biomedical equipment;

7.   Tackle issues pertinent to safety in biomedical engineering such as safety alert and incident

        investigation; and

8.   Communicate with users and operators of biomedical equipment more effectively.

 

Days / Time
  • Friday, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Applicants shall have attained

 (Route 1)

  1. (a) Hold a Certificate in Electronics /Computer (major in computer hardware)/Telecommunications Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University or Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, or equivalent; plus one year’s relevant working experience; or

    (b) Have completed a registered Technician Apprenticeship in Electronics Engineering; plus a Certificate in Electronics Engineering mentioned above;

    AND

  2.      Have gained in the HKCEE* and HKDSE Examination Level 2 in Chinese Language and English    

              Language, or equivalent. 

(Route 2)

  1.        Hold a Craft Certificate in Electronics Engineering or Information Technology from the Hong   

           Kong   Institute of Vocational Education, or from other recognized tertiary institution, or    

           equivalent, plus 3 years’ relevant working experience,       

AND

2.        Have attained a level of proficiency in the Chinese and English languages equivalent to 

            Secondary 3 standard.

Note

*With effect from 2007, HKU SPACE recognizes Grade E previously awarded for Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) (Grade C in the case of English Language (Syllabus A) at HKCEE as an acceptable alternative to Level 2 in these two subjects at HKCEE.

These Route 2 candidates are usually Form 3 school leavers, who have not completed the full secondary school education.

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$16000 per programme

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Enrolment Method

HKU SPACE provides 24-hour online application and payment service for students to make enrolment for most open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes via the Internet.  Applicants may settle the payment by using either PPS, VISA or Mastercard online.

  1. Complete the online application form

    Applicant may click the icon Apply Now on the top right hand corner of the programme/course webpage to make online application, and then follow the instructions to fill in the online application form.

    Some programmes/courses may be admitted by selection, and may require applicants to provide electronic copy of any required documents (e.g. proof of qualification) as indicated on the programme/course webpage.  Only file format in doc, docx, jpg and pdf are supported. 

  2. Make Online Payment

    Pay the programme/course fees by either using:

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit http://www.ppshk.com.

    Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or Mastercard including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”.

To know more about online enrolment and payment, please refer to the user guide of Online Enrolment and Payment:

 

In Person / Mail

For first time enrolment

Applicants must provide all the required information on the application form and any additional information as required after the intial application assessment. Otherwise the School may not be able to process the admission/enrolment further.

  1. For first come, first served short courses, complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26 and bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.  
  2. Award-bearing and professional courses may require other information. Forms are usually available at the enrolment centres or on request from programme staff. Bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

For continuing enrolment in the same course

In person or by post
  1. The standard ‘Enrolment/Payment Slip’ is designed for students of award-bearing programmes or remaining programmes in a suite of programmes requiring continuing enrolment and it applies to most programmes.
  2. Students should complete the “Enrolment/Payment Slip” which will be made available by relevant programme staff and return the slip to any HKU SPACE enrolment centre or post it to the relevant programme staff with appropriate fee payment.

If you are in doubt about the procedures, please check the individual course details, or contact our programme staff or enrolment centres. 

Please note the followings for programme/course enrollment:

  1. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended for the web browser.
  2. Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes.  Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.
  3. Only S-MILES and Early Bird Discount are supported in Online Applicants (Application).  To enjoy other types of discount, please visit one of our enrolment centres.
  4. During the online application process, asynchronous application and payment submission may occur.  Successful payment may not guarantee successful application.  In case of unsuccessful submission, our programme staff will contact you shortly.
  5. Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.
  6. For online enrolment, payment confirmation page would be displayed after payment has been made successfully.  In addition, a confirmation email would also be sent to your email account.  You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  7. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).
  8. If admission is by selection, the official receipt is not a guarantee that your application has been accepted.  We will inform you of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.  Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of programme/course fee if already paid.

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The School (and its respective employees and subsidiaries) is not liable for any loss or damage in connection with any online payments made by you by reason of (i) any failure, delay, interruption, suspension or restriction of the transmission of any information or message from any payment gateways of the relevant banks and/or third party merchants for processing credit/debit/smart card or other payment facilitation mechanism; (ii) any negligence, mistake, error in or omission from any information or message transmitted from the said payment gateways; (iii) any breakdown, malfunction or failure of those gateways in effecting online payment service or (iv) anything arisen out of or in connection with the said payment gateways, including but not limited to unauthorised access to or alternation of the transmission of data or any unlawful act not permitted by the law.

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.

Notes

  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ to any of our enrolment centres. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.
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