Health Innovation – An Interdisciplinary Approach
Learn about health innovation and how to harness your knowledge, skills and ideas to improve and develop health care.
For students at Uppsala University doing their Master’s thesis project in the spring of 2018 and PhD students, the course Health Innovation – An Interdisciplinary Approach, 5 credits, is an outstanding opportunity to learn about health innovation and how multidisciplinary teams can work together to create innovations.
Master students, whose program is connected to the course, apply through the Master student link, PhD students apply through the PhD student link and all others, including professionals, who have a Bachelor’s degree, apply through the Late application link.
The course will run once a week at late afternoons from February to May 2018, comprising of lectures and workshops. The course ends with a pitching event where students will present and market their innovations in front of investors and innovation experts. The lecturers consist of Swedish and international experts in their specific fields and provides a unique opportunity for students to improve their understanding in health innovation and of multidisciplinary work. The course can help students to identify new aspects of their Master’s thesis project and how ideas and research results can be implemented in health care to improve public health.
The course is divided in three parts:
- The innovative group: dealing, for instance, with the foundations of innovations, group dynamics, leadership and design thinking to create ideas.
- The innovative society: dealing, for instance, with the history of health innovations, evaluation of innovations, implementation of innovations and the legal challenges of innovations.
- The innovative organisation: dealing, for instance, with the funding of innovations, protection of innovations, examples of successful innovations and pitching your idea.
Quotes from former participants:
"A very interesting and instructive course, with a close connection to both academia and industry as well as very relevant lectures which gave a good insight into how the start-up of new innovations in the field is done."
"The course gave a good insight into the innovation way of thinking, as well as skills in pitching that can be used in many situations ... a great addition to a Master's program and can be seen as facilitating before stepping out to work."
Health Innovation – An Interdisciplinary Approach is part of Uppsala University's engagement in EIT Health and as such has an overarching goal to promote entrepreneurship and innovations in healthy living and active ageing, with the aim to improve quality of life and healthcare across Europe.