BIOE 117: Lab on a Chip: Developing 3rd World Diagnostics for Global Health
Innovative campus course between UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Merced which aims to 1) raise awareness and knowledge about global health issues 2) teach students critical engineering skills such as nano/micro-fabrication 3) enable students to design, build, and test their own diagnostics and 4) develop entrepreneurial skills. Students learn about tuberculosis from leading experts at UCSF and then address the death of sensitive diagnostics by designing and testing their own nano/micro-systems. Taught at UC Merced with tele-conferencing to the other campuses. Two field trips also are required.
Prerequisite: Junior standing and MATH 021 and (PHYS 008 or PHYS 008H ) and BIO 001 and (CHEM 002 or CHEM 002H ). Normal Letter Grade only. Laboratory included.
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