PROFESSOR PROPOSES WAYS TO COMBINE TRADITIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC METHODS IN THE HEALTH SECTOR
5/26/2012 12:40:15 AM -
A Professor at the Bioengineering Department of the University of Pennsylvania has proposed ways of integrating traditional methods and bioengineering in the administration of health services in the country.
Professor Berth Wilkeinstein, who met other professors, lecturers and students from the Department of Biomedical Engineering (KNUST), presented her research on Biomechanics and painful injuries which she believed would be very advantageous to the first batch of students graduating from the department.
Bioengineering is the application of concepts and methods of biology to solve real-world problems related to living organisms, like plants, animals, and human beings.
Explaining details of her research, she said, 'research into biomechanics and painful injuries utilises an integrative approach to traditional mechanical engineering or orthopaedic bioengineering and Neuro - physiology and could be used in diagnosing most of the country's health problems.'
On the issue of implementing engineering ideas developed from such scientific advancements in the health sector, she stressed on the need to develop a strong traditional orthopaedic foundation.
'it is important to see that traditional engineering foundation work can be combined with human health to affect the world,' she added.
By Edgar Rainer Horlortu, Focus FM, KNUST, Kumasi