Medicine in Space and Surface Environments - Course Number ASEN 4519/5519, 002
Spring Semester 2020, Tuesday 5-7:50 pm, Field component March 21-28
Are you interested in the challenges of human spaceflight? How aerospace medicine experts practice in extreme environments? Would you like to learn how to apply your engineering skills to solve challenges associated with human spaceflight? Want to learn hands-on medical skills, and earn CPR and Wilderness First Aid certifications, from actual physicians?
The University of Colorado Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and the CU Anschutz Department of Emergency Medicine are excited to bring you a one-of-a-kind course at the intersection of aerospace engineering, human physiology, spaceflight operations, and medicine.
Highlights of the course include:
The course will be held during Spring Semester on Tuesday evenings. We will start on January 14, and have sessions on most Tuesday evenings until Spring Break. Spring Break (March 21-28, 2020) will be the field component of the course. On Saturday, March 21, we will depart for Utah and be in simulation until Saturday, March 28. During the simulation portion of the course, we will be living and sleeping in the field. Students enrolled in the 5519 section will participate in a group design project geared toward integrating engineering and medicine for extreme environments. To get credit, you must be present and actively participate in the entire field component of the course.
The course requires a $1650 lab fee to cover the use of the MDRS space, certifications, food, water, shared camping equipment, field simulation equipment, and the project component of the course. A $500 deposit is required at the time of application to ensure a commitment to enrollment if you are admitted to the course. If you are not admitted due to class size constraints, your deposit will be refunded to you.
Eligibility: You must be enrolled as a student at the University of Colorado to participate in this course. Both graduate and undergraduate students may apply in the 5519 and 4519 sections respectively.
For more information about this course, please go to the course webpage here.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact course coordinator, Meagan Rivers, at Meagan.Rivers@cuanschutz.edu.
Applications for this program close November 6th!
*This fee does not include tuition credits at the University of Colorado - Boulder. This is the lab fee for the course.*
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