The program features two components: the BIEN 4931 or BIEN 5931 1-credit course, and the international outreach experience. The course will be instructed by Gerald F. Harris, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Jacob R. Rammer, PhD, Research Assistant Professor.
This course introduces human motion analysis and describes how the technology can be applied to improve rehabilitation and orthopedic care for children and young adults with disabilities in international settings of need. This program will include comprehensive background information, hands-on laboratory experience, and a final practicum and demonstration. Students will also travel to an outreach motion laboratory to observe patient care and participate in research in the Philippines, upon successful completion of the course.
Housing accommodations can be shared between students when possible to reduce costs.
Please refer to the above "Budget Sheets" link
The City of Manila is the capital of the Philippines and the most densely populated city proper in the world.Located on Manila Bay in the South China Sea, and bisected by the Pasig River, the capital of the Philippines is historic and modern, rich and poor. A popular sight is the walled area called Intramuros. The capital during Spanish colonization, Intramuros has retained old dungeons and gunpowder rooms but added art galleries and theaters. The city is filled with museums, shops, parks and churches, plus enough nightlife to last until dawn.