Systems Engineering Technology for Healthcare

August 20 - December 14, 2018

IUPUIThis online course, Systems Engineering Technology for Healthcare, was developed with Purdue University.

Participants will gain insight into the analysis of multiple-entity clinical systems involving healthcare technology. Focus will include process analysis and improvement to satisfy clinical customer needs. Course content will explore the interdisciplinary efforts related to support the development, verification, deployment, integration, operations and user training of complex systems involving healthcare technology, as well as the creation of information about system performance associated with management decision making.

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Define and identify a system involving healthcare technology
  2. Characterize a dynamic clinical system including the elements, interconnections, and function
  3. Define and identify system concepts including feedback loops and resilience
  4. Identify common flaws in systems and interventions to improve function/output
  5. Define and describe the complex interactions of clinical staff, processes, and healthcare technology
  6. Identify leverage points in clinical systems involving healthcare technology
  7. Identify tools and techniques to optimize clinical systems to promote safe and effective patient care


Learners interested in this course should have experience in the Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) profession.  Participants are expected to understand the general uses, functions and support of the broad categories of medical devices: therapeutic, diagnostic, and monitoring.  A basic understanding of the regulatory environment in clinical settings is also helpful.  Learners should be able to identify essential stakeholders such as patients and various members of clinical staff and understand their role in technology utilization.

Registration deadline is August 10, 2018.

HETM 460 Systems Engineering Technology for Healthcare (3 credits)