Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná – PUCPR Health Technology Graduate Program – PPGTS Polytechnic School The Health Technology Graduate Program (PPGTS) is an Interdisciplinary program of the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná linked to the institutional proposal through the areas of Health Sciences, Engineering and Technology. It started in 2003 and its main purpose is the training of qualified human resources for higher education and research in its main fields. The complexity of the phenomena of health and, consequently, the technologies involved in the health-disease process determines the need for interdisciplinary actions and interventions. Thus, the structure of the program is in line with a global trend, which is the integration of information technology, engineering and health. In the lastest evaluation (2013) by the Brazilian Federal Agency CAPES, the program received a level 4 M.Sc. Program. In 2015 the program was authorized to offer doctoral degree. STUDENTS (M.Sc. DEGREE) CURRENTLY ENROLLED: 30 GRADUATED: 221 (PhD DEGRRE) POSITIONS: 8 (2016) ACADEMIC STAFF Dr. Agnelo Denis Vieira (Engineer) Dr. Auristela Duarte Lima Moser (Physical Therapist) Dr. Beatriz Luci Fernandes (Engineer) Dr. Claudia Maria Cabral Moro Barra (Engineer) Dr. Deborah Ribeiro Carvalho (Computer Scientist) Dr. Eduardo Mendonça Scheeren (Physical Educator) Dr. Elisangela Ferretti Manffra (Engineer) Dr. Gerson Linck Bichinho (Engineer) Dr. Luiz Roberto Aguiar (MD - Neurosurgeon) Dr. Marcia Regina Cubas (Nurse) Dr. Marcos Augusto Hochuli Shmeil (Mathematician) Dr. Munir Antonio Gariba (Physicist) Dr. Percy Nohama (Engineer) Dr. Sergio Ossamu Ioshii (MD - Pathologist) MAIN RESEARCH FIELDS Head of HEALTH TECHNOLOGY GRADUATE PROGRAM BIOENGINEERING Dr. Marcia R. Cubas, Ph.D. Tel.: +55 41 3271-1785 Fax: +55 41 3271-1657 e-mail: [email protected] HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT HEALTH INFORMATICS Secretary: Mrs Izelde Angheben do Nascimento Tel.: +55 41 3271-1657 Fax: +55 41 3271-1657 e-mail: [email protected] Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná - PUCPR Rua: Imaculada Conceição, 1155 80215-901 Curitiba - PR, Brazil Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná – PUCPR Health Technology Graduate Program – PPGTS Polytechnic School Main Research Fields Research Field Bioengineering Biomaterials and biocompatible materials: research on materials that may be used to manufacture implantable prostheses and other devices. Rehabilitation engineering and assistive technologies: research, development and testing of devices and equipment to assist in motor rehabilitation and accessibility for people with disabilities. Biomedical instrumentation with emphasis on applications in Biomechanics: research and development of tools to collect data relating to human movement such as forces, velocities, positions and joint range. Modelling and biomechanical analysis of human movement: a study of human movement and its control through the combined application of concepts from anatomy, physiology, physics, mathematics and statistics. Medical imaging: research and development of methods for extracting and visualizing relevant image information of nuclear magnetic resonance, computed tomography, radiography and others. Research Field Health Technology Assessment Application of qualitative and quantitative methods for the evaluation of approaches, processes and resources that aim to monitor, maintain and improve health and quality of life of human beings. Examines the clinical, economic, ethical and legal implications of technology in healthcare. Research Field Health Informatics Aims at the development, implementation and improvement of techniques, methods and computer systems in healthcare. Involves the areas of information systems, decision support, database, artificial intelligence, systems standardization and integration, telemedicine, indicators, education, bioinformatics, patient electronic record and epidemiological analysis.