UBC Vancouver Summer Program – Package Q
July 19 - August 8
Injury Biomechanics and Collaborative Design (MED Q JULY)
Understanding Injuries through Biomechanics
Explore the life cycle of an injury: identifying factors that increase risk of injury; investigating how excessive forces lead to injuries; diagnosing injuries with medical imaging; and treating injuries with surgical interventions. VSP students will have field trips to the Vancouver General Hospital campus and engage in hands-on activities using cutting-edge techniques to study and treat injuries. From impact simulations on life-size injury models to state-of-the-art surgical tools, you will see innovation in injury biomechanics. Practical activities will be supplemented by lectures from leading researchers and clinicians, which will provide the technical depth to understand and interpret your results.
Medical Innovation using Collaborative Design
Building on knowledge gained in Course 1, we challenge teams of VSP students to think like surgeons and design new ways to repair fractured bones. You will learn about the benefits of biomedical engineering design process to improve health outcomes in patients. You will have the opportunity to brainstorm and test innovative solutions. The course finishes off with a demonstration of your team’s design in a celebration of the collaborative environment that makes these innovations possible.
Find out more at https://agingsmart.ca/ubc-vancouver-summer-program/