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Global Medical Device Design - Ireland

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Multiple Locations, Ireland
Course # SA 10517
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2018 05/10/18 to 05/25/18

Program Leader

Name Carla Zoltowski
Phone765 49-42382

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed

Program Description

Information now updated for 2018! (see revision below made on 12/15/17)

Join Prof. Carla Zoltowski, Prof. Hugh Lee, and Corey Linkel as they lead you through Ireland to learn about Global Perspectives on Design, Engineering worldviews, global ethical perspectives, and regulatory issues in medical products. The course will integrate continuing EPICS design projects with community partners in Ireland with Industry site visits. Your program will begin in Dublin, and then you will visit Galway, Limerick, Killarney, Cork, Galway, then return to Dublin. Industry visits may include Cook Medical, Boston Scientific, DePuy Synthes, Ft Wayne Metals, and others. Cultural activities will include: Trad on the Prom dance, Blarney Castle, Aran Islands, Trinity College, Cliffs of Moher, and more.

The program dates for 2018: Arrive in Dublin by 9 am on Friday, May 11, 2018 and depart Dublin after 6 am on Friday, May 25, 2018.

In addition to the travel program, students accepted into the class will be expected to attend the following 5 meetings and EPICS Design Review during the Spring 2018 semester leading up to the trip:

Thursday, February 15, 2018: 5:30 - 7:30 pm in ARMS 1098C

Thursday, March 1, 2018: 5:30 - 7:30 pm in ARMS 1098C

Thursday, March 22, 2018: 5:30 - 7:30 pm in ARMS 1098C

Thursday, April 5, 2018: 5:30 - 7:30 pm in ARMS 1098C

Thursday, April 19, 2018: 3:30 - 5:20 pm in ARMS 1098C - Attend GDAT final design review **Note revised date

Thursday, April 26, 2018: 5:30 - 7:30 pm in ARMS 1098C


Academic Credit

For BME students this course will appear on your transcript as BME 49500 Global Perspectives in Medical Technology Design - Purdue In Ireland, and counts as a BME technical elective under the category Regulatory Courses.

For non-BME students this course appears on your transcript as EPCS 49000 Global Perspectives in Medical Technology Design - Purdue In Ireland.


To be eligible, students must also complete the supplemental Qualtrics survey found here: (NOTE: If the link does not work, copy and paste the above URL into a browser to complete the survey.)

Preference will be given to students enrolled in EPICS for the Spring 2018 semester, especially those in the GDAT team, and BME students.

Program Cost

Estimated cost is $2300 - $2600 plus air, travel documents, meals (breakfast is provided) and personal spending money. Eligible undergraduates will receive the $1000 Purdue Moves Scholarship. Program cost includes: housing, ground transportation, breakfast, 3 credits, insurance, excursions and cultural activities on the itinerary. **Please note that non-US Citizens may need a Visa for the Republic of Ireland. Please check consulate website to confirm for someone of your nationality**

Application Deadline

Completed applications (both the Study Abroad application and the above listed Qualtrics survey) are due at 8:00 am on Monday, December 4, 2017. Note: As of 12/4, the program is not yet full and applications are still being accepted.

All applications received before the due date will be considered for participation in the program. Any applications received after the due date will be reviewed only if there is still space (up to capacity of 20 students).

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