This course will broaden the understanding of global health concerns and how healthcare technologies can play a role in improving human health in developed and developing regions. The course will cover global health demographics and comparative health systems, plus selected major health problem areas. Basic quantitative and design principles of biomedical engineering as well as introductory epidemiology principles will be covered, and examples will highlight of the impact of biomedical technology on global health. Legal, ethical and cultural issues associated with developing and disseminating new medical technologies will be considered. Topics will be taught at the sophomore level, and to be accessible to non-engineering students and beginning engineering students.
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering