227-0981-00L  Cross-Disciplinary Research and Development in Medicine and Engineering

SemesterAutumn Semester 2022
LecturersV. Kurtcuoglu, D. de Julien de Zelicourt, M. Meboldt, M. Schmid Daners, O. Ullrich
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentA maximum of 12 medical degree students and 12 (biomedical) engineering degree students can be admitted, their number should be equal.



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
227-0981-00 VCross-Disciplinary Research and Development in Medicine and Engineering Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
**together with University of Zurich**

In order to synchronize the schedule between ETH and UZH students, the course will start on 27.09.22
The final lecture will be on 13.12.22

IMPORTANT: Note that a special permission from the lecturers is required to register for this course. Contact the head lecturer to that end.
2 hrs
Tue10:15-12:00HG E 41 »
V. Kurtcuoglu, D. de Julien de Zelicourt, M. Meboldt, M. Schmid Daners, O. Ullrich
227-0981-00 ACross-Disciplinary Research and Development in Medicine and Engineering Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
**together with University of Zurich**

2 hours of group work to be scheduled independently by the joint teams of medical and engineering students.
2 hrsV. Kurtcuoglu, D. de Julien de Zelicourt, M. Meboldt, M. Schmid Daners, O. Ullrich

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AbstractCross-disciplinary collaboration between engineers and medical doctors is indispensable for innovation in health care. This course will bring together engineering students from ETH Zurich and medical students from the University of Zurich to experience the rewards and challenges of such interdisciplinary work in a project based learning environment.
ObjectiveThe main goal of this course is to demonstrate the differences in communication between the fields of medicine and engineering. Since such differences become the most evident during actual collaborative work, the course is based on a current project in physiology research that combines medicine and engineering. For the engineering students, the specific aims of the course are to:

- Acquire a working understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the investigated system;
- Identify the engineering challenges in the project and communicate them to the medical students;
- Develop and implement, together with the medical students, solution strategies for the identified challenges;
- Present the found solutions to a cross-disciplinary audience.
ContentAfter a general introduction to interdisciplinary communication and detailed background on the collaborative project, the engineering students will team up with medical students to find solutions to a biomedical challenge. In the process, they will be supervised both by lecturers from ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, receiving coaching customized to the project. The course will end with each team presenting their solution to a cross-disciplinary audience.
Lecture notesHandouts and relevant literature will be provided.
Prerequisites / NoticeIMPORTANT: Note that a special permission from the lecturers is required to register for this course. Contact the head lecturer to that end.
CompetenciesCompetencies
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Customer Orientationassessed

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersV. Kurtcuoglu, D. de Julien de Zelicourt, M. Meboldt, M. Schmid Daners, O. Ullrich
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

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Groups

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Restrictions

General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
Permission from lecturers required for all students
Places12 at the most
Waiting listuntil 02.10.2022

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Biomedical Engineering MasterRecommended Elective CoursesWInformation
Biomedical Engineering MasterRecommended Elective CoursesWInformation
Mechanical Engineering MasterBioengineeringWInformation