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    The principles of physiological monitoring of cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological status, imaging, and the interpretation of physiological data.

    Physiological Monitoring for Medical Technicians is the second paper in this qualification, and aims to give students a deep understanding of the diagnostic accuracy and error that underlies the practice of physiology monitoring.  This course will cover cardiac, sleep, respiratory and renal technologies.

    About this paper

    Paper title Physiological Monitoring for Medical Technicians
    Subject Medical Technology
    EFTS 0.25
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period Full Year (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $3,103.25
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    MTEX 702
    Limited to
    PGCertMedTech, PGDipMedTech
    Suitable for graduates with a science degree - in particular those who are interested in physiology/anatomy and want to work as a sleep or cardiac physiologist.

    Teaching staff

    Convenor:Associate Professor Peter Larsen

    Lecturers: Dr Ana Holley,Associate Professor Angela CampbellGraham Orsbourn

    Paper Structure
    We have organised the paper into four modules:
    • Evidence-based medicine
    • Electricity and electrical signals
    • Electrical signal measurement
    • Fluid and gas flow
    Teaching Arrangements

    This Distance Taught Learning paper is a combination of remote and in-person teaching.

    Students are required to attend a three-day in-person residential course held at the Wellington Campus.

    There is no required textbook for this paper.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes
    This paper involves understanding the principles of physiological monitoring, with an emphasis on:
    • Cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological signals
    • Imaging
    • The interpretation of physiological data


    Full Year

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system
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