Bioengineering and Environmental Health
A Chulabhorn Research Institute Partnership with Faculty From The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The objective of this course is to show how basic science and engineering tools are used in a coordinated way to solve public health problems. The problems we address could range from those of environmental pollution from industrial sources to the configuration of a biotechnology-based company. The specific topic changes from year to year – but our true goal in the course is to teach a way to approach the solution of problems. From a pedagogical standpoint, the course uses Case Studies as its teaching method. This year we shall use the case study method to examine a disease that is of great concern among Asians: liver cancer.
2006 Lecture Notes (PDF format)