Co-Design of Digital Health Innovations, 7.5 hp


Course number1
Year2022
TypeSubjectcourse
Track-
Max participants50
Application deadline2022-05-15
LanguageEn
Course leaderMaria Hägglund
DepartmentDepartment of Women's and Children's Health
Visiting address
Post address
Dates2022-06-13 - 2022-08-12
LocationOnline
Course length
Course reportCourse report 
Course plan 

 

Description

The course is part of Uppsala University's work within the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Health and targets both professionals and students at all disciplines.

The course is given in English and completely online, with a high degree of self-guided learning. To facilitate for students in different time zones, as well as for students with other obligations, all learning materials will be accessible to the students in an asynchronous form at the time that suits the individual participant. Discussions will be held in online forums to enable asynchronous dialogue and feedback.

Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing in-depth knowledge about digital health innovation based on the needs of patients, family caregivers and healthcare professionals. Interdisciplinary teams of course participants will, in association with stakeholders, identify needs-based problems and in dialogue with target groups (public and patient involvement, PPI) develop solutions for identified problems. Feedback on process and proposed solutions are given by teachers and mentors, course participants (peer learning) and the potential end-users.

The starting point will be concrete and real needs of patients, informal caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Interdisciplinary teams of course participants will, in association with stakeholders, identify needs-based problems and in dialogue with target groups (public and patient involvement, PPI) develop solutions for identified problems. Feedback on process and proposed solutions are given by teachers and mentors, course participants (peer learning) and the potential end-users.

After passing the course, the student should be able to:
- Identify problems and challenges with relevant to health and care based on existing settings in, for example, the public and private sector.
- Plan, implement and apply methodology for an innovation project with a user focus and within given timeframes, with a focus om digital health.
- Understand the importance of and utilize the knowledge and experience of interdisciplinary groups in developing creative innovation projects
Describe opportunities and challenges of patient-driven innovation.
- Compile, use and critically interpret relevant information for the innovation project.
- Give oral and written presentations adapted to different kinds of target groups.
- Give constructive feedback to oral and written presentations given by other course participants.

Contents

With the citizen's needs in focus and gained knowledge about digital health i, the course participants identify, plan, carries through and evaluate a relevant health innovation project. As support for the work, theory and practical introduction about methods on how to co-create with the intended user of the innovation solution are provided. Theoretical discussions are combined with practical work on how to energize creativity in innovative processes and how project groups can enable productive collaboration. Ideas are tested through meetings with needs-providers, mentors from innovation support organisations and the final solutions is presented to a panel of evaluators and end-users.

Instructions

Place visits, lectures, seminars, project work in teams. Teaching is online and in English.

Examination

Active participation in mandatory assignments and completion of a project according to instructions ( 4 credits). Oral and written reports ( 3.5 credits). If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Literature

Teaching staff

Maria Hägglund

More information

maria.hagglund@kbh.uu.se

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