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Department: MESUR-Surgery
Course: 561-INSTINCT BioDesign 1.1

Course Director: Stuart Corr, Ph.D.
Course Faculty: Stuart Corr, Ph.D.
Elective Location:
Elective Offered Terms: 4
Two Week Periods:
Min. Number of Students: Max:  40
Elective Type: Pre-Clinical - Foundations
Credit: 0.5
Open to US Visiting Students: No
Open to International Visiting Students: No
Grading: Pass/Fail Only
Faculty Approval: No

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Wednesdays noon-1p Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
This is a new course for Spring 2019

This course will highlight and discuss innovations in medical technologies and digital health platforms currently being developed within the Texas Medical Center. The talks will consist of a variety of TMC-affiliated clinicians, entrepreneurs, and innovators presenting on their experiences with medical technology research and development. Each talk will follow up with a short quiz.

Example topics include:
(i) Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices (i.e. Left Ventricular Assisted Device (LVAD), Artificial Heart, Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP) and Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO))
(ii) Artificial Organs and Tissue Engineering (i.e. De-/Re-cellularization of kidneys, livers, lungs, etc)
(iii) Translational Nano Systems (i.e. carbon nanomaterials, plasmonics, photonics)
(iv) Digital Health

Students and personnel interested in medical biodesign and innovation would find this course appealing.

This course is open to MS1s in Term 4. This course starts in Term 4 and ends in Term 4.

Meeting Dates: March 13, 20 & 27; April 3, 10, 17 & 24; May 1
Location: TBD

Learning Activities
1)Students will describe, compare, and contrast medical technologies being developed across the Texas Medical Center for imaging, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.
2)Students will recognize how different professionals involved in the creation and implementation of technology interact and work together.

Evaluation Methods
80% Attendance: student lecture attendance will be noted. A final mark (out of 8) will be given with one point allocated to each of the 8 lectures (maximum score will be 8/8).
20 % Quiz. Students will be given a multiple choice quiz at the end of each talk (expected to take approximately 5-10 minutes). The quiz will consist of 10 multiple choice questions and will be marked out of 10. A score of at least 6/10 is needed to pass the quiz.

When and Where to report on first day of service:
First Meeting Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019; Location: TBD; Additional dates: see above
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Susan Ressler
Contact Phone: 713-798-1509
Contact Fax:
Contact Location:
Address: BCM390
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