EC.710 D-Lab: Health Technologies for the Developing World


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Provides a multi-disciplinary approach to global health technology design through lectures and a major team project based on fieldwork, which involves partnering with community health professionals in Nicaragua. Explores the current state of global health challenges and teaches students how to design medical technologies that address those problems using interactive laboratory modules. Culminates in the creation of a product design solution to address the challenges observed in the field. Travel to Nicaragua during spring break includes additional fee; consult instructor for details. Students may be able to arrange summer research opportunities based on coursework experience. Enrollment limited.

This class has no prerequisites.

EC.710 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by J. Gomez-Marquez.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

In the Spring 2013 Subject Evaluations, EC.710 was rated 5.3 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the D-Lab: Medical Technologies for the Developing World site.

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