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MAYMESTER: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN

 

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: counts as a tech elective in Technical Areas 1, 2, 3, and 4. ME majors: counts as a Career Gateway Elective. ChE majors: counts as non-ChE elective for Area 4, Track B, and Area 6. ASE majors: counts as technical elective. Other Eng and non-Engineering 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 single-occupancy (private) dorm-style studio apartments with private bathroom and kitchenette.

Open To

Cockrell School of Engineering

Program Cost

Program fee $4300. Includes housing, local transportation pass, program activities, excursions, weekday meals stipend, U. Porto student card, 24/7 local emergency support. Does not include airfare, personal expenses, weekend meals.

Program Dates:

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

Application Code

355083

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Next Step

Deadline Extended. Currently accepting applications; rolling admissions. Please email Ellen Aoki at eaoki@utexas.edu

Program information above is subject to change