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Biomedical Technology Systems (BTS)

BTS 100  (1 credit hours)  
Biomedical Technology Systems: A Career Perspective  

Offers insight into the profession for which services are provided to Biomedical Technology Systems with regards to career opportunities, job expectations, and professional growth. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: RDG 30 or equivalent based on KCTCS placement exam.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
BTS 110  (1 credit hours)  
Environmental Risks and Precautionary Measures for the BTS Service Professional  

Presents potential risks for which those involved with Biomedical Technology Systems will encounter and precautionary measures taken to assure that no harm is done. Focuses on safety awareness and management throughout the entire healthcare setting including identifying risks associated with the use and maintenance of medical technologies. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: RDG 30 or equivalent based on KCTCS placement exam.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
BTS 120  (2 credit hours)  
Essentials of Biomedical Electronics I  

Presents basic analog and digital semiconductor devices and their applications within medical products. Addresses how to read electronic schematics and apply basic troubleshooting skills to circuits that utilize both discrete components and integrated circuits. Focuses on such devices as diodes, transistors, thyristors, logic gates and flip-flops, and digital timing devices. Lecture/Lab: 2.0 credits (37.5 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: AIT 1101with a grade of C or better.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
BTS 125  (2 credit hours)  
Essentials of Biomedical Electronics II  

Continues the presentation of analog and digital semiconductor devices by introducing more complex devices and their applications within medical products than those introduced in BTS 120. Addresses how to read electronic schematics and apply basic troubleshooting skills to circuits that utilize integrated-packaged devices and the systems that comprise them. Focuses on such devices as operational amplifiers, combinational and sequential logic devices, microprocessors, microcontrollers, and programmable logic devices. Emphasis is also given to communication circuits used in medical products. Lecture/Lab: 2.0 credits (37.5 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: BTS 120 with a grade of C or better.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
BTS 130  (2 credit hours)  
Medical Equipment Management I  

Presents medical technology management, principles and practices with regard to medical equipment assessment, planning, acquisition, acceptance, and replacement and disposal. Lecture/Lab: 2.0 credits (37.5 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: BTS 100, BTS 110 and AIT 1101(each with a grade of C or better).
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
BTS 140  (1 credit hours)  
Science Principles Employed in Medical Technologies  

Presents physical and chemical science principles that are incorporated into medical devices and systems for the purpose of providing greater understanding into the design and operation of such technologies. Focuses on medical technologies that utilize principles involving light, sound, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and electrochemistry. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: PHY 171.
Pre- or co-requisite: BTS 125.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
BTS 200  (2 credit hours)  
Patient Care Support and Management Systems  

Presents systems employed throughout healthcare in support of patient care and patient management efforts with regard to their application, operation, and routine evaluation. Emphasizes systems that influence patient care in an indirect manner rather than directly providing patient care. Focuses on variety of systems including utility power systems, water and medical gas systems, nurse call systems, patient beds, sterilizers, infant abduction systems, and telemedicine. Lecture/Lab: 2.0 credits (37.5 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: BTS 125 with a grade of C or better.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
BTS 210  (2 credit hours)  
Diagnostic Medical Equipment and Non-Radiographic Imaging Modalities  

Presents medical equipment and instrumentation used to assess biophysical signals and images for diagnostic purposes. Examines such technology in terms of principles of operation and measuring its performance. Focuses on a variety of diagnostic technologies including the electrocardiograph and electroencephalograph machines, the pulmonary function analyzer, video endoscopy systems, ultrasound-generating machines, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems. Lecture/Lab: 2.0 credits (37.5 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: BIO 135, BTS 110, BTS 125, and BTS 140 (each with a grade of C or better).
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
BTS 220  (2 credit hours)  
Laboratory Devices, Instruments, and Analyzers  

Presents instruments employed in the clinical laboratory setting with regard to purpose, design, maintenance, and management. Focuses on technologies such as centrifuges, microscopes, hematology analyzers, blood gas analyzers, electrolyte analyzers, clinical chemistry analyzers, and tissue processors. Lecture/Lab: 2.0 credits (37.5 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: BIO 135 with a grade of C or better BTS 110 with a grade of C or better BTS 125 with a grade of C or better BTS 140 with a grade of C or better.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
BTS 230  (2 credit hours)  
Medical Equipment Management II  

Presents medical technology management principles and practices with regard to ongoing training of staff, ongoing medical equipment maintenance, ongoing risk management, and ongoing quality assurance necessary to assure that equipment is safe and adequately maintained. Focuses on record keeping and compliance with codes, standards, and regulations. Lecture/Lab: 2.0 credits (37.5 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: BTS 130 with a grade of C or better.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
BTS 250  (2 credit hours)  
Introduction to Medical-Based IT Networks and Standards  

Presents IT networks employed throughout the healthcare setting that are interconnected to patient care equipment and record management systems. Includes communication standards and risk management standards used by such networks. Lecture: 2.0 credits (30 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: CIT 160.
Pre- or co-requisite: CIT 180.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
BTS 260  (2 credit hours)  
Radiographic Imaging Modalities  

Presents radiographic imaging systems routinely employed in health care settings with regard to the technology, theory of operations, and quality assurance testing. Emphasizes a variety of technologies including both analog and digital radiographic and fluoroscopic machines, mammography units, computed axial tomography (CAT) scanners, and bone densitometers. Lecture/Lab: 2.0 credits (37.5 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: BIO 135, BTS 110, BTS 125, BTS 140 and BTS 230 (each with a grade of C or better).
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
BTS 270  (2 credit hours)  
Therapeutic Equipment Modalities I  

Presents therapeutic medical equipment typically utilized within the perioperative and intensive care settings. Focuses on clinical applications, circuit design and circuit operation, operator controls and equipment setup, managing device alarms, addressing maintenance requirements, and meeting performance and safety standards. Emphasizes a variety of medical technologies including IV pumps, electrosurgical units, defibrillators, mechanical ventilators, anesthesia machines, infant incubators, and surgical lasers. Lecture/Lab: 2.0 credits (37.5 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: BIO 135, BTS 125, and BTS 140 (each with a grade of C or better).
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
BTS 275  (2 credit hours)  
Therapeutic Equipment Modalities II  

Presents therapeutic medical equipment typically utilized outside the perioperative and intensive care settings primarily towards physical therapy and treatment interventions. Focuses on clinical applications, circuit design and circuit operation, operator controls and equipment setup, managing device alarms, addressing maintenance requirements, and meeting performance and safety standards. Emphasizes a variety of medical technologies including therapeutic ultrasound units, electrical stimulation units, dialysis machines, oxygen concentrators, and hyperbaric chambers. Lecture/ Lab: 2.0 credits (37.5 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: BTS 270 and BTS 230(each with a grade of C or better).
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
BTS 280  (2 credit hours)  
General Care Monitoring and Instrumentation  

Presents various physiological parameters measured in low and mid-acuity situations typically encountered in general care settings along with the instrumentation used to obtain such information. Focuses on how the technology works and how to evaluate its performance and safety. Emphasis is given to a variety of medical technologies including scales, thermometers, general electrocardiograph monitors, non-invasive blood pressure monitors, pulse oximeters, and spirometers. Pre-requisite Or Lecture/Lab: 2.0 credits (37.5 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: BIO 135, BTS 125, and BTS 140 (each with a grade of C or better).
Co-requisite: BTS 230.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
BTS 285  (2 credit hours)  
Critical Care Monitoring and Instrumentation  

Continues the presentation of various physiological parameters measured in mid and high acuity situations typically encountered in intensive/critical care settings along with the instrumentation used to obtain such information. Focuses on how the technology works and how to evaluate its performance and safety. Emphasizes a variety of medical technologies including advanced electrocardiograph monitors, invasive pressure monitors, cardiac output monitors, anesthetic gas monitors, and fetal monitors. Lecture/Lab: 2.0 credits (37.5 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: BTS 280 and BTS 230 (both with a grade of C or better).
Pre- or co-requisite: BTS 250.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
BTS 290  (2 credit hours)  
Clinical Experience in Biomedical Technology Systems  

Provides an opportunity for the student to apply their knowledge and skill regarding various biomedical technology systems and equipment within a real-world environment. Requires the student to complete 120 contact hours of experiential training under the guidance of an assigned clinical supervisor. Clinical: 2.0 credits (120 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: BTS 200, BTS 220, and BTS 230 (each with a grade of C or better).
Pre- or co-requisite: BTS 250, BTS 260, BTS 275, and BTS 285.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical
BTS 299  (0.5-5 credit hours)  
Selected Topics of Investigation in Biomedical Technology Systems  

Includes selected topics in Biomedical Technology Systems that can be addressed to fulfill an industry need or desire. Covers topics which may vary from semester to semester at the discretion of the instructor. May repeat course with different topics to a maximum of five credit hours. Lecture/Lab: 0.5 - 5.0 credits (7.5 - 75.0 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Consent of instructor.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture