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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.

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.

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) $3,018.75
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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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.

Teaching staff

Convenor:Associate Professor Peter Larsen

Lectures: Dr Ana Holley, Graham Orsbourn and Associate Professor 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 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

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Full Year

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