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Brandon L Guthrie
G H 490
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

This course is a seminar series that engages students in interdisciplinary discussions about current challenges to the health of women, children and adolescents, and how novel bioengineering approaches may be developed to address these challenges. Students are encouraged to actively participate in discussions to foster creative problem solving and collaboration between students and researchers from clinical, epidemiology, and bioengineering departments.

Student learning goals

Describe current challenges to the health of women, children and adolescents, their magnitude, scope, and implications for individuals and the greater community.

Provide specific examples of how bioengineers can work with clinical and public health researchers to address these challenges.

Discuss the characteristics of successful bioengineering solutions and identify factors that must be addressed to ensure their effectiveness, acceptability, and broad adoption.

General method of instruction

Each class session will be dedicated to a topic relevant to improving health of women, children and adolescents. Most sessions will include two presenters, with a discussion of clinical and epidemiologic issues followed by a description of active bioengineering research that has potential to address the clinical challenge. An interactive discussion will follow these presentations, during which the audience and the presenters will have an opportunity to interact, providing an open interdisciplinary venue to foster collaboration and innovation.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Students are expected to complete any required reading and to participate in the discussion portion of each session.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Brandon L Guthrie
Date: 11/19/2013