2012 Bio-Medical Electronics-SLO

2012 Bio-Medical Electronics-SLO







Western Student Learning Results (Program Outcomes) for 2012
# of Grads: 150

Source: Student

# of Responses: 13

Program: Bio-Medical Electronics
Outcome
What did you like about this program?

Yes
13 100.00%

No
0

Unk
0

NA Result
0
Yes
Yes

Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

What would you change about this program?

13 100.00%

0

0

There was hands on which I like the most for learning.
I like that this program has a really high rate of students getting jobs
before they graduate. I really liked the hands on labs that were
taught to you.
It really put me up to a challenge. I feel this challenge will be for the
better, putting all the countless hours into my studies. I had a great
experience here at Western and it is a very learning friendly
environment.
Challenging electronics studies; improved my problem-solving skills.
I liked that we got to go to Gunderson Lutheran for clinicals,
Gave a decent base of understanding about anatomy and electronics.
Hands-on, small class size, can use items learned in the real world.
I like the electronics knowledge that I got.
I liked that the Biomeds have their own lab as opposed to sharing it
with another program. I liked the hands on learning and the ability to
go to the HSC and Gundersen-Lutheran Hospital.

0
Yes

Yes

Yes
Yes

Yes

Yes
Yes

Yes

Monday, November 18, 2013

Feedback

Western Wisconsin Technical College

Some labs were very out dated and just thrown at you. There was
few direction of what to do or how to do the lab. I get that you want
us to figure stuff out on our own but when it comes to a field you have
no idea what any type of outcome is suppose to be, it's kind of hard.
Try to get new equipment to work with, most of the equipment is very
old.
I feel that the curriculum has what I need to be successful
Get rid of lab reports, since we have to take a technical reporting
class. Remove Jon Houge as an instructor, he does not care about
students and lacks any motivation or compassion.
I would have liked to be encouraged or made to get at different
medical devices that are hanging around the lab and "play" with
them.
Move Tech Reporting to first semester.
More attention is necessary on the use of technical manuals and
reading schematics. Techs should not run first/immediately to some
"tech support."
If I were to change one thing about the course I would put more
hands work into the courses. We had very limited time in the lab for
most of our core classes. Also a few of our classes were 4 hours long
and really took a tole, 4 hours was a long time for me to concentrate.

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Outcome

Yes

No

Unk

NA Result
Yes

Feedback
Electronics course should cover 3 phase power. In the imaging field,
everything runs off of 3 phase power and we skipped over that
section during electronics class.
Focus far less on windows and DOS commands. Most medical
equipment is Unix based and the 1 lab simulation that we were given
didn't help my understanding of Unix at all.

Yes

Yes

Use effective communication skills.

13 100.00%

0

0

More hands on experience in solid state.

I have achieved the effective communication skills coming out of this
program. First reason, it got me a job in the Biomed career.
Second, I have received multiple phone-calls from departments on
how well I communicated with them.
Communication was used everyday because we worked in teams
and needed to use effective communication in order to complete the
tasks at hand.
The communication was pretty good, sometime I wish I got answers
to all the questions I asked in an email
For the most part yes, I felt at times some things could have been
explained a lot better.
Less emphasis on Power Points, the only people dealing with this are
manager level and higher. And you learn this in most leadership
training. This skill is not necessary for new biomeds.
I feel this was adequately achieved.

0

Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes

Apply mathematical concepts.

13 100.00%

0

0

0
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes

Transfer social and natural science theories
into practical applications.

13 100.00%

0

0

0
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Demonstrate ability to think critically.

Monday, November 18, 2013

13 100.00%

0

0

Good
The program seemed light or overly brief relative to the application of
concepts taught, whether mathematical or otherwise.
Yes, I am confident on with my math skills I have learned from this
program. I haven't had to use a specific formula but it's nice knowing
I have the knowledge to use them when needed.
I feel this was adequately achieved.
The math was hard, prepared me for the program well
In our labs were were required to use the skills we learned in tech
math 1 to solve problems.
Good level of math.

Physical Processes certainly achieved this outcome.
We did use skills that we learned in physics such as Pythagorean
Theorem and pneumatic skills to troubleshoot and solve problems in
our labs
Good
The information was presented in terms and a way that I could
understand what was being talked about

0

Western Wisconsin Technical College

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Outcome

Yes

No

Unk

NA Result
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Demonstrate ability to value self and work
ethically with others in a diverse population.

13 100.00%

0

0

Feedback
In some areas yes, in others we did not have enough learning at the
time to be close to figure out the problem.
Absolutely
All the time. My manger says I can do this so I must be able too.
More troubleshooting labs. The more practice people have with
thinking on their own the better their critical thinking will become.
We were asked to problem solve
We did limited troubleshooting where we had to think critically and
figure out a problem. A lot of our labs were to learn the theory and
function of medical units.

0
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Use technology effectively.

13 100.00%

0

0

Absolutely. Especially in the Internship.
yes
I would have to say yes to this question because I had a bunch of
individuals in my program that had different backgrounds.

somewhat, old equipment
We had learned a lot about computers and how they work but as far
as medical equipment, the equipment was old and outdated which
really will not help us, but we still learned the theory of operation
Absolutely
Some of the equipment is very old however, the point was
demenstrated
Yes, I'm comfortable working with all sorts of technology.

0

Yes
Yes
Yes

Make decisions that incorporate the
importance of sustainability

13 100.00%

0

0

0
Yes
Yes

Yes

Demonstrate clinical workplace ethics

13 100.00%

0

0

yes
We signed our name on every piece of equipment that we inspected.
That has a great deal sustainability on our parts, having the
confidence and knowledge to feel comfortable.
Including a unit on how a hospital makes its money. This might
explain away some of the questions as to why management is
pushing on certain topics and also to gain an understanding of
budgets.

0
Yes
Yes

Yes

Utilize knowledge of anatomy, physiology,
and medical terminology.

13 100.00%

0

0

Absolutely
Our internship explains everything here. This gave me the real life
experience and I learned how to to use my skills to communicate in
the workplace.

Yes, I can have a conversation or just listen to hospital personnel
describe their problems using their lingo.
Absolutely

0

Yes

Monday, November 18, 2013

Western Wisconsin Technical College

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Outcome

Yes

No

Unk

NA Result
Yes

Yes
Yes

Demonstrate understanding of the
machine/physiology interface.

13 100.00%

0

0

Yes
Yes

13 100.00%

0

0

Yes

13 100.00%

0

0

Like I said earlier we had a lot of experience on theory but because of
the age, not a lot on interfaces of newer units. But however in our
clinical experience we seen new units.
yes
Definetly

0
Yes
Yes
Yes

Maintain biomedical equipment using test
equipment and hand tools.

yes, but I felt that a lot of this is not needed, we need to know
terminology yes, but when it comes down to the ion gates, what
sodium does to them, we do not need to know that info. I am already
hired and have not had to use that learning yet, and neither has any
of the other tech I know. Some of the physiology and anatomy is not
needed.
Medical terminology was given correctly
We had a couple classes on anatomy and also one on terminology
but more terminology would have been helpful. We were never really
tested on terminology.

0
Yes

Instruct others in the operation of Biomedical
equipment.

Feedback

More could have been done in this regard.
She did a good job
Focus more on this, showing techs how to properly use the device
prevents future breakages.
Yes we just had a final that consisted on giving the class a 30 minute
in service presentation

0
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes

Yes

13 100.00%

0

0

Focus more on block diagrams. 90% of troubleshooting is at the
board level now. It is cheaper to replace the board than spend 4
hours trying to find the bad component. Not to mention that even if
you do find the bad component, the closest order-able part number is
the whole board anyway.
Mitch did a great job!!!
I was taught electronic skills
Yes, I do troubleshooting.
Summer electronic courses would have benefitted me from forgetting
much of the skills I learned from the first year to the second year.
Mitch S. was one of the best teacher I have ever had.

Yes

Demonstrate basic electronics skills.

Could always do more. More practice creates better efficiency.
Yes, I do that everyday at work.
Yeah, this was an everyday occurrence at clinical

Medical Networks and operating systems was helpful class

0

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Demonstrate an understanding of computers
and networks used with biomedical
equipment.

Monday, November 18, 2013

13 100.00%

0

0

0

Western Wisconsin Technical College

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Outcome

Yes

No

Unk

NA Result
Yes

Yes

Explain aspects of imaging systems.

13 100.00%

0

0

Yes
Yes

Monday, November 18, 2013

221 100.00%

0

0.00%

0

Actual devices that have a computer on board run Unix. Please
adjust curriculum to address this. Networking was fine.
Specific courses taught me a good understanding about networks,
however a great deal more will need to be learned to understand
them more clearly

0
Yes
Yes

Aggregate Assessment of Achievement

Feedback

Great job!
Yes, I know the aspects of imaging but right now my new job deals
nothing with imaging.
Good job.
Absolutely

0

Western Wisconsin Technical College

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