Engineering Capacity in Community-Based Healthcare OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Level Course by MIT

Published Jan 14, 2009

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Discover the causes of health problems in countries like Zambia and develop possible solutions to them in this free OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Engineering Capacity in Community-Based Healthcare' is designed as inter-departmental course that allows graduate students from multiple educational backgrounds to contribute their perspectives, concerns and potential solutions to different healthcare topics. This course is ideal for Engineering graduate students who are interested in healthcare careers.

Engineering Capacity in Community-Based Healthcare: Course Specifics

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Engineering Capacity in Community-Based Healthcare: Course Description:

Familiarize yourself with strategies that are being used to educate and treat patients with HIV and AIDS in Africa, as well as the prevalent myths surrounding the STDs. Students will have the opportunity to study the AIDS and HIV problems in Zambia, learn about successful solutions developed in other nations, requirements for testing and treatment and issues related to providing tools and treatment. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s School of Engineering in Cambridge, Massachusetts, offers this course about the diagnosis and care of those suffering from these diseases. In this interdisciplinary course, students have the opportunity to consider how their particular field of study can promote community-based healthcare and work to develop possible solutions to this global problem. MIT instructors for this course include MaryAnn Dakkak, Kathie Dionisio, Will DelHagen, Christina DeFilippo, Peter J. Mack and Eric Soller. Together with students they work to develop new and innovative ways of using engineering to solve healthcare issues around the globe.

Some lectures, notes, course reading material, assignments and projects are available for free online. Completed assignments from other students are also available for examples and to heighten learning. To learn more about this course or to take it, visit the engineering in community-based healthcare course page.

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