Learn about APOC

In Appropriate Point of Care Diagnostics, you will learn to design self-contained, portable medical diagnostics to provide high quality medical care in resource limited settings.  This course will meet once a week in evening sessions during the Spring Semester and involve travel to Ghana (Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine) for one month between (approximately) May 17 and June 14, 2020. Two credits will be earned, one during the spring semester and one during the month-long trip in Ghana.

The course will cover the following topics:

  1. Introduce students to the technical aspects of designing self-contained medical diagnostics (i.e. microfluidics, embedded systems, molecular analysis, nanomaterials).
  2. Train students to design and evaluate multidisciplinary solutions.
  3. Introduce students to the art of forming international partnerships and collaborations.
  4. Train students to design solutions that are appropriate for foreign cultures, economies, histories, and regulatory environments.

Enrollment in this course will be limited to 15 students. It will be open to all engineering freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and graduate students.

Information session: Wednesday , September 25, 5:30-6:30 PM, Towne 108

Application deadline for the 2019 trip: Friday, October 18, 2019

Download the PowerPoint from our info session here if you missed it.