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CODE 80630
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/06
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The clinical engineer is a professional who participates in health care by ensuring the safe, appropriate and economical use of technologies in health services (AIIC).

The "Law 11 January 2018, n.3" which recognizes Clinical Engineering as a healthcare profession has taken note of a reality that has been consolidated in the last 2 decades and which has seen almost all Healthcare Facilities equip themselves with a Clinical Engineering Service.

The " Fondamenti di Ingegneria Clinica " course introduces students to this discipline by providing the theoretical rudiments but above all through the presentation of practical cases brought by a professional in the sector.

In the first part of the course some equipment and computer systems in the field of Diagnostic Imaging are presented, which become raw material for the explanations and real examples that are presented in all the other lessons of the course, aimed at illustrating the technical and managerial aspects of the "job" of the clinical engineer

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides the basic knowledge related to clinical engineering aspects by bringing examples of management of technological assets in the health sector. The essential operational tools for the acquisition, management and maintenance of biomedical technologies will be provided

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • have a general knowledge of clinical engineering
  • have an in-depth knowledge of biomedical technology management techniques

PREREQUISITES

Basic knowledge on biomedical instrumentation

TEACHING METHODS

In normal conditions: lectures.

In pandemic emergency conditions: distance lessons on Microsoft Teams

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  1. Introduction to Clinical Engineering (4h)
    1. Introduction to Clinical Engineering
    2. The clinical engineer in Italy
  2. Technological aspects (20h)
    1. Introduction to biomedical instrumentation. In-depth study of diagnostic imaging equipment (traditional and digital radiology, CT, MRI)
    2. Introduction to health information systems with discussion and analysis of real examples regarding RIS / PACS systems of Ligurian SSR companies
  3. Regulatory aspects (4h)
    1. European directives / regulations and national legislation; classifications and encodings
    2. Technical standards (CEI, CENELEC, IEC)
  4. Management aspects (h)
    1. Health Technology Assessment
    2. The role of the clinical engineer in the management of investments in biomedical technologies of a Healthcare / Hospital (investment plan, acquisition processes, drafting of technical specifications, Procurement Code and other national regulations) with discussion and analysis of real examples concerning Companies of the Ligurian SSR
    3. The management of the equipment fleet of a Healthcare Company (organizational models, testing methods, maintenance management, divestments, risk management) with discussion and analysis of real examples concerning Ligurian SSR Companies
  5. External visit (4h)
    1. Visit to a company of the Biomedical Systems Sector (if compatible with the emergency situation)

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Slides used in class and available on the Fundamentals of Clinical Engineering Course in Microsoft Teams

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GINO SPADA (President)

MAURO GIACOMINI

VITTORIO SANGUINETI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written test

Optional oral exam

ASSESSMENT METHODS

In the written exam the student will have to write 3 papers on as many topics of the course.
The oral exam consists of an interview on one or more topics of the course.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
16/01/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
09/02/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
05/06/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
05/06/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
09/07/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
09/07/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
23/07/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
23/07/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
27/08/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale