June 22 – July 27, 2024
Dr. Kenneth Donnelly, Department of Biomedical Engineering
This program is based in Dundee but will begin with an immersive week-long excursion to the Highlands of Scotland. Not only will students see the home of the infamous Loch Ness Monster, they will also get their first glimpse at healthcare in Scotland and the UK.
Healthcare provision is a fundamental cornerstone of a modern industrial nation. It is often said that economic productivity and access to healthcare are inextricably linked, but for an individual it is also key to a happier and longer lifespan. Innovation in medical technologies and treatment delivery has created a huge worldwide biomedical industry that is geared to treating many more medical conditions and providing care to more patients. The focus of this program will be to study the process of innovation in the context of healthcare delivery and technology. While in Scotland, we will compare different approaches to healthcare delivery across the different nations that make up the United Kingdom, other funding models of national healthcare services in selected EU countries, and the private healthcare model in the US.
In addition to spending time in Dundee and the Highlands, students on this program will also travel to Edinburgh to visit the Scottish Parliament.