Course Detail
Course Components:
The course acquaints upper level undergraduate and beginning graduate students with the role technology plays in everyday clinical practice. Five or six different medical technologies, such as joint replacements, medical imaging, gait analysis, etc., will be explored. For each, the nature of the clinical condition being treated will be presented along with an explanation of the physical and engineering principles behind the technology being used to treat or diagnose the condition. The following week, the class will visit the appropriate clinic to observe the procedure and discuss what is going on from a clinical, ethical, and societal point of view with an attending physician.