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GE1320 - Engineering Your Health

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Credit Units
3
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 3: Science and Technology
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2019/20, Summer 2020
Semester B 2020/21 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
 
Course Aims

This course will introduce topics about recent advances that are closely related to healthcare and wellness, which have been extremely helpful for improving the quality of life of human beings. The course contents include living systems, personal health and healthcare delivery in relation to basic concepts and tools of science and engineering as best suited to students’ individual interests. Specific examples will be used to illustrate how these basic concepts can be utilized to help understand, evaluate and restore functions of human body. The course is suitable for students from all majors, and will broaden their horizon in recognition of science and engineering knowledge for maintaining a healthy life style.

This course aims to present an overview of the field in applying basic science and engineering knowledge to find ways to improve the quality of life of human beings, such as efficient diseases detection, prevention and treatment with novel methods. Students will learn about biotechnology fundamentals, basic human body working principles, and knowledge about healthcare and wellness. The primary objective is to help student understand the human body and healthcare issues that are closely related to basic concepts and tools of science and engineering, and to broaden their horizon in recognition and appreciation of science and engineering knowledge for maintaining a healthy life style.


Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 70%
Examination: 30%
Examination Duration: 1.5 hours
 
Detailed Course Information

GE1320.pdf

Useful Links

Department of Biomedical Engineering