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Global Medical Device Design - Ireland

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Multiple Locations, Ireland
Course # SA 10517 or
SA 59000
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2017 05/12/17 to 05/26/17

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Program Leader

Name Carla Zoltowski
Phone765 49-42382

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed

Program Description

Join Prof. Carla Zoltowski, Andrew Pierce, and Corey Linkel as they lead you through Ireland and Belfast, Northern 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 Belfast, Cork, Limerick, and Galway. Industry visits may include Cook Medical, Boston Scientific, DePuy Synthes, and others. Cultural activities will include: Trad on the Prom dance, Blarney Castle, Aran Islands, Trinity College, Cliffs of Moher, and more.

In addition to the travel program, students accepted into the class will be expected to attend the following 5 meetings during the Spring 2017 semester leading up to the trip:

           2/13/2017     ARMS 1098B     5:30-7:20 pm

           3/6/2017     ARMS 1098B     5:30-7:20 pm

           3/27/2017     ARMS 1098B     5:30-7:20 pm

           4/10/2017     ARMS 1098B     5:30-7:20 pm

           4/24/2017     ARMS 1098B     5:30-7:20 pm

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 2017 semester, especially those in the GDAT team.

Program Cost

Estimated cost is $2300 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 UK Visa for Northern Ireland, and 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 5, 2016.

All applications received before this time 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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