IWKS 5500: Bio-Inspired Innovation and Design  

Graduate version of IWKS 4500. Introduces the biodesign innovation process, which involves identifying important biomedical needs and inventing meaningful solutions to address them. The course examines the design, development and commercialization of innovative medical technologies in a variety of contexts, and explores how these processes can vary across disciplines, geographies and demographics. Working individually and in teams, students explore the many factors that shape healthcare innovation, and through hands-on team-based design projects, invent their own solutions that serve clinical or other biomedical needs. 

Prerequisite: Graduate standing; Suggested Background: IWKS 5100 & 5200

Credit hours: 3