HSD 649: Survival Skills and Ethics

Coming soon…

  • Spring 2024

HSD 410/510: Device Design in the Health Sciences

In this course, you will work in an interdisciplinary team of your peers to gain hands-on experience developing devices for application in the health sciences. Your team will broadly aim to develop devices to address and improve health seekers’ experiences within the healthcare system. The course will be organized so that you learn to apply the design thinking process—Notice, Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test, and Reflect—to understand and clearly define the real need, explore design options/concepts, analyze options, prototype your design, and pitch your design recommendation and implementation plan. Using project-based learning techniques, this experiential learning course will enable you to learn about a subject through the experience of exploring an open-ended, student-driven topic in healthcare delivery and patient-centered service experiences. Appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students, through enhanced group collaboration and in a makerspace learning environment, you will build intellectual and practical skills in inquiry and analysis, critical and creative thinking, design and prototyping, written and oral communication, teamwork, and problem solving.

Opti 202: Geometrical and Instrumentational Optics II

This course will provide the student with a fundamental understanding of optical system design and instrumentation. The course builds upon the foundations of geometrical optics that were presented in OPTI-201R to discuss a variety of elementary optical systems. Other topics include chromatic effects, camera systems and illumination optics. A special emphasis is placed on the practical aspects of the design of optical systems.