Biomedical and Clinical Engineering Education, Accreditation, Training and Certification
Medical/Biological/Clinical Engineering Providing a Safe Health Care Environment
The objective of BIOMEDEA is to develop and establish consensus on criteria, guidelines and protocols for the harmonization and accreditation of high quality Medical and Biological Engineering and Science programs, and for the training, certification and continuing education of professionals working in the health care systems with the goal to insure mobility in education and employment as well as the highest standards for patient safety. BIOMEDEA is a mainly European project in which more than 60 universities and other academic institutions participate. The initiative, with the University of Stuttgart as the lead institution, is supported by the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) and the European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering. It closely cooperates with the World Health Organization. More...
BIOMEDEA WORKSHOPS AND SYMPOSIUM ON PATIENT SAFETY
To discuss and work out the criteria, guidelines and protocols for biomedical engineering higher education, accreditation of BME programs, training and certification of biomedical/clinical engineers, three symposia/workshops took place. The meetings with participation from more than 60 European and overseas universities and societies took place in Eindhoven (December 2004), Warsaw (April 2005), and Stuttgart (September 2005), featuring a series of workshops and an international symposium on patient safety, an important issue of quality assurance in biomedical/clinical engineering.
There has been general acceptance of the BIOMEDEA guidelines for BME programs, their accreditation and the training as well as continuing education of clinical engineers even beyond Europe. New BME and revised Bachelor and Master programs are adhering to the BIOMEDEA guidelines. The resulting documents are:
Biomedea is coordinated by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Stuttgart,
in co-operation with WHO. Biomedea is co-sponsored by the University of Stuttgart and IFMBE,
the initiative is endorsed by EAMBES. The European virtual Campus for Biomedical Engineering
(EVICAB) is a partner of Biomedea .
New ILO classification of biomedical/clinical engineers as an integral part of the health professions. More...
IFMBE Book Series: "Career Development in Bioengineering and Biotechnology" is now available. More...
BIOMEDEA updates the white book on European BME education and develops a European BME Study Guide. Templates for the guide are now available. More...
BIOMEDEA advocates the regulation of clinical engineering as a health profession.More...
EVICAB has become a partner of BIOMEDEA. More...