**This is the 3rd year the program is taking UW students to Nepal. This program is an ongoing collaboration between UW and partners at Kathmandu University and Dhulikhel Hospital.
BIOEN 498: Bioengineering Nepal: Technologies for Improving Global Health
Early Fall Start AUT 2020: August 24 – September 17 2020
BioE Nepal Application deadline: February 15, 2020
Q & A/Info sessions in Foege N130:
- Wednesday February 5, 5 PM
- Thursday February 6, 5 PM
- Tuesday February 11, noon
Bioengineering Nepal was developed in conjunction with Kathmandu University and Dhulikhel Hospital to give UW students an opportunity to explore first-hand a variety of health challenges and technology solutions for problems in global health. UW students observe various medical settings in Nepal and interact with medical professionals to identify and explore methods and technology that can improve health care delivery. Topics of study typically include cardiovascular health, maternal and child health, emergency medicine, infectious disease control, and waste management. Working in mixed UW/KU student teams, students identify the external constraints, design criteria, and technical challenges of a potential engineering solution to at least one identified problem.
Students will present their findings both in a written report and a presentation given at Dhulikhel Hospital to clinicians as well as engineering faculty and students from Kathmandu University. After returning to Seattle, the Bioengineering Nepal students will present their findings to UW faculty and students, and propose clinical needs as potential Bioengineering senior design projects.
In addition to the course work, group excursions allow students to explore the cultural heritage of this unique and diverse country. The program fee covers most expenses (e.g., lodging, meals on most days, program transportation) but does not include airfare, which students should arrange and purchase separately.