Engineering and Health Care Needs in Uganda
This three-week intersession course exposes Hopkins Engineering students to an extended clinical immersion experience in a low resource healthcare setting. Students will work in teams with Ugandan engineering students to develop a list of health care needs in Uganda. Students will have the opportunity to observe medical procedures, diagnostic testing, patient management and treatment planning. These unique immersion experiences will include the opportunity to visit Radiology, Neonatal, Pathology, Oncology, Plastic Surgery, and Virology clinics and departments. Students will visit CAMTech (Consortium for Affordable Medical Technology) to meet with students and fellows who are working on relevant, pressing health care issues to develop affordable solutions. They will visit a rehabilitation center and a rural clinic, interacting with the professionals who help patients every day. Interested students may continue to work on a follow-up design project which solves a significant problem during the spring semester.
Jan 2 - Jan 25, 2020
Intersession Abroad Fair
A great opportunity to meet program instructors and alumni and have your questions answered in person.
Students will earn 3 graded EQ credits for the course: EN.580.306 Engineering and Health Care Needs in Uganda
This course will be co-taught by Dr. Eileen Haase, Associate Teaching Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, and Dr. Samson Jarso, Founder of the Andromeda Institute for Innovation and Implementation Science in Washington D.C. Drs. Haase and Jarso both served as Fulbright Scholars to Uganda in 2019.
$5,860. The program cost will be billed to the JHU student account and includes airfare, housing, excursions, some meals, the required immunizations (Yellow Fever vaccination, anti-malarials, and antibiotics), the Uganda visa, and international health insurance.