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MTEC702 Physiological Monitoring for Medical Technicians

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

Paper title Physiological Monitoring for Medical Technicians
Paper code MTEC702
Subject Medical Technology
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Full Year (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,889.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,674.00

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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.

Zrinka Kraljevic

Teaching staff
Convenor: Associate Professor Peter Larsen
Lecturers: Graham Orsbourn and Dr Angela Campbell
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 paper has a compulsory three-day 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

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Full Year

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