Multidisciplinary teamwork training for progress in developing and using medical technology

V. Rogalewicz*, G. J. Verkerke, R. B. Reilly, G. Catapano

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Abstract

A characteristic feature of biomedical engineering is multidisciplinarity. Engineers from different branches have to work together with life sciences experts. Their working culture is different: they speak different languages, think different ways, and if they say the same, usually they have something entirely different in mind. Moreover, the world is shrinking and people experience working in a multicultural environment. However, working in a multicultural team brings problems and conflicts. There are barriers to communication. The problem is that students are generally not aware of all these differences. This ignorance often frustrates cooperation and makes it difficult, limiting the possible benefits. Considering this a serious problem, European Society of Engineering and Medicine organizes a summer school Biomedical Engineering Teamwork to give students an opportunity to work in multidisciplinary multicultural teams, and teach them to exchange ideas and benefit from different approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 1st Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2011
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages272-274
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-7000-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 1st Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2011 - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 21 Feb 201124 Feb 2011
Conference number: 1

Conference

Conference2011 1st Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2011
Abbreviated titleMECBME 2011
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CitySharjah
Period21/02/1124/02/11

Keywords

  • biomedical engineering
  • ESEM
  • multicultural team
  • multidisciplinarity

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    Rogalewicz, V., Verkerke, G. J., Reilly, R. B., & Catapano, G. (2011). Multidisciplinary teamwork training for progress in developing and using medical technology. In 2011 1st Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2011 (pp. 272-274). [5752118] Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/MECBME.2011.5752118