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MAYMESTER: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON DESIGN IN HEALTHCARE

 

This Maymester will prepare you to design clinically translatable solutions that consider the role of sociotechnical factors in technology adoption. The course will explore the design of computer systems for supporting medical decision-making through understanding of cognitive biases, how people develop expertise, and the current challenges in medical decision-making. This interactive course features discussion of scientific papers; interviews of healthcare professionals, both European and American; professional field trips (e.g., healthcare facilities); and 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

Accommodations will be in dorm-style rooms or apartments. Information subject to change.

Open To

Cockrell School of Engineering

Program Cost

2020 Program Cost TBD. 2019 Program fee $4700 covers housing, local transportation pass, program activities, excursions, U. Porto student card, 24/7 local emergency support. Does not include airfare, international phone plan, insurance personal expenses, most meals.

Program Dates:

- Maymester
  • May 31, 2019 to July 1, 2019
  • Priority Deadline: January 20, 2019

Application Code

355083

Additional Resources

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Next Step

2020 faculty-led applications opens September 1, 2019. 2020 program updates forthcoming. This page is subject to change. Questions? Contact Program Coordinator: Ellen Aoki, eaoki@utexas.edu Walk-in hours: Tuesdays from 3-5, and Fridays from 12-2, or by appointment.

Program information above is subject to change