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Fall 2012-2013
* MAE 244 / EGR 244 (STN)  

Introduction to Biomedical Innovation and Global Health

Winston O. Soboyejo

This course focuses on introductory biomedical innovation and global health in four specific areas: biomedical implants, nanotechnology and bioMEMS for cancer detection and treatment, the impact of select diseases and treatments on global health, and the use of ceramic filters for water purification. Lecture topics include basic concepts in cell and molecular biology as well as fundamentals of materials science and bioengineering. The course will demonstrate how biomedical innovation has impacted global health and enterprise in the developed and the developing world.

Sample reading list:
Ratner et. al., Biomaterials Science - 2nd Edition
Silverman, S., Fundamentals of BioMEMS
Alberts, B. et. al., Essential Cell Biology - 3rd Edition
Markle, W. et. al., Understanding Global Health
Speight, C. & Toki, J., Hands on Clay: An Introduction to Ceramics
Clark, D., Molecular Biology Made Simple and Fun
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
4 hours of reading per week

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 15%
Design Project - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Problem set(s) - 15%

Other information:
The primary objective of this course is to introduce Princeton students with backgrounds in the social sciences and humanities, as well as students with backgrounds in interdisciplinary science and engineering, to biomedical innovation.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22131 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am M W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
22132 P01 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled