New Course in Global Mobility offers students the opportunity to study abroad

Learning Objectives | Course Details | Travel Details

OREC's new course in global mobility introduces concepts of human motion analysis and describes how technology can be applied to improve rehabilitative and orthopaedic care for children and young adults with disabilities in international settings of need to address health disparities.  Topics include comprehensive background information, hands-on laboratory experience, and a final practicum and demonstration.  Students completing the course may have the opportunity to join OREC Engineers in OREC Motion Analysis Laboratories, including the lab located in Mexico City, during the summer of 2022.  

Learning Objectives  

  • Students will define and explain concepts of health disparity with a focus on gait and mobility.
  • Students will analyze how specific factors (determinants) contribute to health disparity in gait and mobility. 
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply multidisciplinary approaches from theory and experiential learning to develop public health solutions that improve health equity in gait and mobility.
  • Students joining OREC for study abroad opportunities during the summer of 2022 will have the opportunity to observe patient care and participate in research.

Course Details

Global Mobility course BIEN 4931/5931 will be offered Tuesdays from 5 –7 p.m. in Engineering Hall, room # 221 from January 18–May 14, 2022.

This 2-semester-hour course has no prerequisites and is open to both graduate and undergraduate students with active student status at Marquette University.

Travel Details

Travel opportunities will depend upon that state of the COVID pandemic, as well as approval by the Marquette Office of International Education. Please note, travel is NOT required for the course.  Completion of the course IS required for students wanting to travel to an OREC Laboratory. Travel expenses are NOT covered by tuition and require a separate application submitted through the Office of International Education.



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