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. 

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