Research

                 

Students pursuing the Healthcare Engineering degree option are required to take 3 hours of research where they will address challenges facing the healthcare industry and stretch the frontiers of current technology. Possible research areas include the following:

  • Healthcare modeling and simulation
  • Healthcare operations management
  • Efficiency (quality and cost) improvement
  • Health information technology
  • Design and improvement of healthcare building and facility
  • Healthcare safety
  • Clinical environmental management
  • Quality Assurance and Risk Management
  • Clinical decision support
  • Optimal timing of medical treatment decisions
  • Design and operation of surgical delivery systems
  • Medical device engineering
  • Medical imaging
  • Design for physically and mentally challenged populations
  • Assisted mobility
  • Gerontological healthcare
  • Distance health
  • Screening methods and policies for health issues
  • Disease prevention strategies
  • Others

Students will be guided and assisted to explore research opportunities with hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, diagnostic laboratories, medical device manufacturers, medical service providers, pharmacies, and other components of the healthcare system.