For masters students in biomedical or environmental engineering, CIGHT offers the Certificate in Global and Ecological Health Engineering. Designed for students who plan to work in positions outside of the United States or beyond the traditional borders of industry, the Certificate in Global and Ecological Health Engineering provides students with focused training in context-sensitive biomedical and environmental engineering design.
Areas of study include:
- Diagnostics for the developing world
- Information delivery systems for resource poor settings
- Context-appropriate and sustainable healthcare technologies
- Training strategies for culturally diverse contexts
- Recognition and management of emerging environmental threats
Students pursuing the Certificate in Global and Ecological Health Engineering will take four courses over the course of four quarters: one course to be taken each quarter (in conjunction with standard biomedical or environmental engineering coursework) in addition to a summer research project in Cape Town, South Africa, Chicago, Illinois or other locations. Project teams include environmental engineering students working from a public health perspective and biomedical engineering students working from a medical device design perspective.
Four courses: one course to be taken each quarter (in conjunction with three engineering courses)Two core courses
A) BME 395: Medical Devices, Disease and Global Health
B) CIV ENV 368: Sustainability: Issues and Actions, Near and Far
Biomedical Engineering students should take electives from Environmental Engineering and Science. Environmental Engineering and Science students should take electives from Biomedical Engineering. Both groups may take Global Health electives.
Biomedical ElectivesBIO MED 317: Biochemical sensors
BIO MED 343 and 344: Biomaterials
BIO MED 401- Advanced Systems Physiology – Neuroscience
BIO MED 402- Advanced Systems Physiology – Cardiovascular and Respiratory
BIO MED 403- Advanced Systems Physiology – Endocrinal and Metabolism
BIO MED 495: Biointerfaces – medical devices
BIO MED: Case Study (course number TBD)
BIO MED 512: Weekly Seminar
Environmental Engineering ElectivesCIV ENV 361-1: Environmental Microbiology
CIV ENV 361-2 Public and Environmental Health
CIV ENV 363 Environmental Applications I: Air and Land
CIV ENV 364 Environmental Applications II: Water
CIV ENV 365 Environmental Laboratory
CIV ENV 398-1,2: Community Based Design
CIV ENV: Case Study (course number TBD)
CIV ENV 516: Weekly Environmental Engineering and Science Seminar
Global Health Electives
GBL HLTH 390: Global Health: Achieving Global Impact Through Local Engagement
Health Technology Management (offered at University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Recommended Program of Study
September - December: Evanston.
Three core biomedical/environmental engineering courses (as appropriate); one global and ecological health engineering course. Select research topic for summer and fall quarters with adviser and plan program for winter quarter.
January - March: Evanston.
Three core biomedical/environmental engineering courses (as appropriate); one global and ecological health course. Plan program for summer research and fall quarter with adviser.
April – June: Evanston or Cape Town, South Africa.
Three core biomedical/environmental engineering courses (as appropriate); one global and ecological health course.
July – September: Cape Town, South Africa, Chicago, or other location.
September – December: Evanston.
Three core biomedical/environmental engineering courses; one global and ecological health course.
Matthew Glucksberg, Biomedical Engineering, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimberly Gray, Civil and Environmental Engineering, email@example.com
Michael Diamond, Global and Ecological Health Engineering, firstname.lastname@example.org