Global Biodesign Course

Overview

Global Biodesign: Medical Technology in an International Context exposes students to the challenges and opportunities of developing and implementing innovative health technologies to help patients around the world. Non-communicable diseases, such as metabolic and chronic respiratory disease, now account for 7 in 10 deaths worldwide, presenting a need for health technology innovation that works across diverse global markets. Early in the quarter, faculty will provide an overview of the dynamic global health technology industry and how the position of the US is shifting relative to other geographies. Then, the course will explore four important regions – Europe, China, Japan, and India – and key similarities and differences between them. Additionally, students will engage with expert guests from the industry in debating controversial topics affecting health technology innovation in these regions. Finally, students will have the opportunity to network and explore career paths in the broad field of global health technology innovation.

Course title
Global Biodesign: Medical Technology in an International Context
Course number(s) Quarter(s)
BIOE 371
MED 271
FALL
Schedule Units
THURSDAY
4:30-5:50 pm
1
Eligible students
Undergraduate
Graduate
Post-Doctoral
Enrollment information
No application required; enroll through Axess
Learning goals
  • Provide an overview of the dynamic global health technology industry and how the position of the US is shifting relative to other geographies
  • Explore four important regions – Japan, China, Europe, and India – and the key challenges and opportunities that health technology innovators face in these markets
  • Engage in a dialog/debate about critical issues and relevant controversies affecting health technology innovation around the world
  • Understand career paths in the broad field of global health technology innovation and network with leaders from the industry

What the Students Are Saying…

“This is a valuable course that opens up the world of entrepreneurship on a global scale. The instructors are experts and excellent at relating the subject matter in an interesting way.”

“This is definitely a great class to take if you are interested in global medtech markets. The professors are very committed, and are very knowledgeable. This course is great for networking in the industry as well, and the project provides a great experience to work on a real-world problem with an actual company.”