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MAYMESTER: ENGINEERING GLOBAL HEALTH

 

This course provides an overview of contemporary technological advances to improve human health. We will consider four questions throughout the semester: What are the problems in healthcare today? Who pays to solve problems in healthcare? How can we use science and technology to solve healthcare problems? Once developed, how do new healthcare technologies move from the lab to the bedside? We will compare and contrast answers to these questions throughout the developed and developing worlds. We will also consider legal and ethical issues associated with developing new medical technologies. We will use case studies to examine a number of diseases and healthcare technologies. Students will complete a semester project to design a new technology to meet a global health need. This course is preapproved to meet the technical elective requirement for BME, CHE and ME.

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Sponsored by Cockrell School of Engineering

Course(s)

  • CHE 379 - Engineering Global Health

Academic Information

The course is preapproved as a technical elective for ChE, BME and ME.

Faculty

Professor Maynard's research focuses on biotechnology, vaccine develop therapeutics, applied immunology and applied microbiology. She has won multiple awards including Most Outstanding Professor in Chemical Engineering.

Language(s) of Instruction

English

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

Students live in shared housing in Barcelona.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2018 program fee $4800: includes housing, some meals, excursions, activities, site visits, resident student and emergency support services, local transportation pass, basic cell phone. International airfare, personal expenses, some meals not included.

Program Dates:

- Maymester
  • May 25, 2018 to June 25, 2018
  • Priority Deadline: November 1, 2017

Application Code

355073

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Next Step

The application is open. You can still apply. Please email elizabeth.penque@austin.utexas.edu

Program information above is subject to change