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MAYMESTER: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON DESIGN IN HEALTHCARE

 

NOT TO BE OFFERED IN 2021. This 5-week Maymester is based in beautiful Porto and includes a trip to Lisbon. This course is a good fit for students with interest in the design and delivery of technology in healthcare. The course will explore medical decision-making through understanding of cognitive biases, how people develop expertise, and the current challenges in medical decision-making. Course features include the discussion of scientific papers; interviews of healthcare professionals, both European and American; professional field trips (e.g., hospitals and research facilities); and the writing, peer-review, and revision of a scientific proposal to design a new or improved system to support medical decision-making. Classes will be taught by UT faculty at the University of Porto. From its medieval winding streets and countless monuments, to its green spaces, rich culture, and active nightlife, Porto offers something for everyone.

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Sponsored by Cockrell School of Engineering

Course(s)

  • BME 320 / CHE 379 / M E 329S - International Perspectives on Biomedical Engineering Design

Academic Information

BME majors: tech elective in Technical Areas 1, 2, 3, and 4. ME majors: Career Gateway Elective. ChE majors: non-ChE elective for Area 4, Track B, and Area 6. ASE majors: technical elective. ECE majors: AE or free elective. Business of Healthcare certificate - U.D. elective. Other majors, consult dept. Carries a Global Cultures Flag.

Faculty

Dr. Mia K. Markey is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UT Austin and an Adjunct Professor of Imaging Physics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She leads a multi-institutional research team designing a decision support system for breast cancer patients.

Language(s) of Instruction

English

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

Studio apartments in the popular, centrally located Vitoria area of Porto. Apartments include kitchenette and bathroom. Apartment is shared with another UT student.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Program fee $5100. Includes housing, local transportation pass stipend, trip to Lisbon, program activities, some meals, excursions, 24/7 local emergency support. Does not include airfare, international phone plan, insurance, personal expenses, most meals.

Program Dates:

- Maymester
  • May 28, 2020 to July 5, 2020

Application Code

355083

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PROGRAM CANCELED FOR 2020 AND WILL NOT BE OFFERED IN 2021. Would you like a suggestion for an alternative? Questions? Contact Program Coordinator: Ellen Aoki, eaoki@utexas.edu

Program information above is subject to change