Ashwini: A discussion with a friend of mine from the healthcare field got me interested to learn about how the emerging wireless technologies continues to contribute to the overall health outcome in various ways. This program is a perfect blend of wireless concepts and medical devices. It gives us the opportunity to think in directions to help people lead healthy and comfortable life. I like this program as it gives me the opportunity to get started on basics and slowly progress towards product development. The instructors are highly knowledgeable and encourage interesting discussions to help us learn the concepts seamlessly through the lectures and learning clinics. I enjoy every moment of my participation in this program and I am excited about the opportunities in Healthcare industry that the learning through this program presents me when I graduate.
Kawo: Experienced with my parent’s illness, I wanted to go back to school and learn more about medical science. With my busy work load and family, I didn't think I could have any chance to do so. The online option of this program made my dream come true as it fit well to my work style and schedule. With the excellent guidance from our instructors, I had great experience of interacting with other students, who have different backgrounds and knowledge, around the nation through the real-time online class discussions. It totally exceeded my expectations. I am learning how to apply my wireless engineering knowledge into medical field. Soon I can contribute to the new form of medical industry harnessing wireless innovation to help the suffering patients.
Veena: Studying Telecommunication Engineering in my undergrad and acquiring knowledge of the US health care system (while working on insurance projects for AIG in India), I always wondered if wireless connectivity can benefit health care delivery. I found my answer in the Wireless Health program offered by Case Western Reserve University. I find the courses very interesting with quizzes, assignments and projects providing ample scope to learn and understand the subject. The study methods are ideal, i.e., evening classes, online discussion sessions, video lectures, and the quick responses by faculties to our queries by videoconferencing and emails. Professors keep us updated on the current developments and happenings in wireless health. The interaction with faculty is one of the best I have had. The program has increased my interest for research. I find great satisfaction in the knowledge I acquire studying in this program; I will be better prepared to help people in need, save precious lives and bring smiles to their faces.
Anne: I signed up for the certificate because I am truly excited to be able to blend my past work in the medical and medical device fields with the Quality System and chip design and process building skills I have. Working in the healthcare arena is so rewarding. The potential for creating innovative ways to help people be healthier and more empowered is very motivating. This is an emerging field with numerous business opportunities and many chances to do meaningful work that will help improve quality of life…
Keith: The Wireless Health program provides me with an invaluable foundation, network and resources: The program’s faculty includes global thought leaders; these leaders bring their credibility and expertise to bear on topical clinical, engineering, commercial and health systems applications arising from merging healthcare with mobile technology. As a distance student, the web-based lectures and courseware are user-friendly and professors are very accommodating and accessible. From an outcomes perspective, the curriculum targets application of course content to address current issues faced by patients and providers from a business or clinical perspective.
Why did you sign up for the certificate?
Ashwini: I was earlier employed with GE and my interactions with various GE-Healthcare people developed in me interest to learn more about medical devices. My background is in Electronics and Communication Engineering, so I saw this certificate course as a perfect mixture of wireless concepts and medical applications.
Are the courses living up to your expectations? Please explain.
Ashwini: Yes, the courses are very interesting and well planned. They have succeeded in providing the students with an insight into the wireless health.
What have you learned that is particularly useful for what you do now or plan to do in the future? Would you please provide some examples?
Ashwini: The Fall courses introduce us to the basic concepts of Wireless Health and Anatomy of Human Body. These classes teach us to explore more in these fields. Before taking this course I had few ideas about products which would be used for medical purposes. But I exactly dint know where to start from. Now that I am enrolled in these courses, I got an excellent opportunity into exploring and realizing how these ideas can come into existence. I also presented one of my ideas as a project idea in the "Introduction to wireless health" course. The courses have also given me an opportunity to think in a new direction.