This course provides the experience of applying systems engineering principles and skills learned in the formal courses to a specific practical healthcare system project that is suggested by the student and is presented in a formal proposal. The product of the system project is a final report; also required are interim reports and an oral presentation to permit review of the project objectives and approach. A student typically has a mentor who is a member of the Systems Engineering faculty. The program chair and mentor review proposals and reports. The total time required for this course is comparable to the combined class and study time for the formal courses (formerly 645.770). It is self-paced and often takes more than one semester to complete. Prerequisite(s): 655.769 Healthcare System Test and Evaluation or permission of the program chair.
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