Health Innovation: An Interdisciplinary Approach 7.5hp

This is the course for you with interest in learning about health innovations and how your knowledge, skills and ideas can improve and develop health care! 

The course aims to provide students doing thesis projects at an advanced level with knowledge of - and insight into - how innovative processes work and how innovative thinking can be implemented in interdisciplinary teams to solve problems. The focus is on innovations that meet needs in the healthcare sector. The aim is also to offer meetings and create networks with entrepreneurs and organisations involved in innovation support.

The course teaches how to run projects and solve problems in multidisciplinary teams and introduces different tools for problem solving processes (such as the "Design Thinking" method and the "Experts in Teams" model).  Project success based on group dynamics, leadership and decision making is discussed. Organisational structures within the healthcare sector and biotech and pharma companies are used as different examples of how innovative processes may work. Societal aspects of the new innovations will be discussed from an ethical perspective.


Teaching is at quarter speed in the form of lectures, seminars and group exercises. Meetings with innovation support organisations are included.



Klas Palm
Course leader

Last modified: 2022-12-20