The Department of Biomedical Communications provides services to the health science center in the areas of education, research, patient care and community service. Composed of Medical Arts/Print Services, Instructional Support Services, Video/Distance Learning and Electronic Engineering, the department provides a broad range of services in the creation, distribution and repair of instructional, research and patient care equipment and materials.
Videotaping of procedures, patients or lectures, as well as production of specialized educational or promotional programs, is available both in the studio and on location. New video teleconferencing technology links the health science center and the University of North Texas in Denton to teach courses and conduct meetings. The department also receives programs on a variety of medical and policy issues via satellite.
Classroom playback of instructional videos, set up of audio-visual equipment for classroom use, student equipment checkout, maintenance of biomedical and electronic equipment, audio-visual systems design, and duplicating and offset printing are additional services offered by the department.
Medical arts personnel create charts, graphs, illustrations, posters, brochures, newsletters and magazines for the various educational, research and community service endeavors of the institution. Medical photographers provide the prints and slides to complete these instructional and promotional materials, as well as on-site photography of patients, procedures and important events.