A community-based, interdisciplinary rehabilitation engineering course
A novel, community-based course was created through collaboration between the School of Engineering and the Physical Therapy program at the University of North Florida. This course offers a hands-on, interdisciplinary training experience for undergraduate engineering students through team-based design projects where engineering students are partnered with physical therapy students. Students learn the process of design, fabrication and testing of low-tech and high-tech rehabilitation technology for children with disabilities, and are exposed to a clinical experience under the guidance of licensed therapists. This course was taught in two consecutive years and pre-test/post-test data evaluating the impact of this interprofessional education experience on the students is presented using the Public Service Motivation Scale, Civic Actions Scale, Civic Attitudes Scale, and the Interprofessional Socialization and Valuing Scale.
Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Lundy, & Aceros, J. (2016). A community-based, interdisciplinary rehabilitation engineering course. 2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2016, 3006–3009. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2016.7591362