HealthZup

Course content

On the basis of Stanford Universitys Biodesign innovation process, the students will be introduced to various aspects of health and assisted living technology innovation. That includes clinical needs analysis, market analysis, ideation, prototyping, regulatory and business plan development.  Lectures will be provided from different faculties and invited guest speakers from the health technology industry.

The students will work in interdisciplinary project teams that perform field studies in clinical environments. During their project industrial partners will mentor them. Students are expected to present their needs finding and screening process/ needs statement, stakeholder and market analysis, concept mapping and an early prototype to a panel of lecturers, physicians and industrial partners at the end of the course.

Education

MSc in Health Informatics

Learning outcome

To give the students theoretical and practical knowledge and experience with the aspects of health and assisted living technologies innovation. The expected outcome of the course is that each participant develops an interdisciplinary thinking and culture of cooperation and thus has a practical understanding and skills as part of their training.

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

Knowledge

  • Discuss the clinical setting and the identified needs and how the aim of the prototype is identified.
  • Discuss the stake holder/market analysis in connection with the innovation. Describe how to effectively search for and summarize
  • Discuss the prototyping process for the innovation.disease state fundamentals to aid the needs screening process.
  • Discuss the prototyping process for the innovation.
  • Describe and differentiate between observations, problems and needs.
  • Describe how to translate a problem into a clinical need statement that is accurate, appropriate in scope and solution independent.
  • Describe how the identified needs correlate to existing treatment options.
  • Explain how to perform a gap analysis that can lead to identification of opportunities within the treatment landscape.
  • Explain how to develop a needs ranking system.
  • Explain how to cluster and organize the output of an ideation session so it can be presented and analyzed in a meaningful way (concept mapping).
  • Explain how to search for existing patents, freedom to operate and prior art.
  • Discus the how to choose the appropriate business model based on the unique characteristics of the innovation and its customers.

 

Skills

  • Conduct a brainstorm session
  • Create a concept map
  • Create a prototype
  • Create a business plan

 

Competencies

The students will be able to demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge and experience with the aspects of health and assisted living technologies innovation.

Lectures, field studies and project work

Master students from the faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Science and the Danish Technical University. It is required to have some knowledge about the Human body e.g courses in Human biology or Human physiology.

ECTS
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 30 minutes
Oral exam based on written report. No preparation time.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

 

 

To achieve the maximum grade of 12, the student shall be able to:

Knowledge

  • Discuss the clinical setting and the identified needs and how the aim of the prototype is identified.
  • Discuss the stake holder/market analysis in connection with the innovation.
  • Describe how to effectively search for and summarize disease state fundamentals to aid the needs screening process.
  • Discuss the prototyping process for the innovation.
  • Describe and differentiate between observations, problems and needs.
  • Describe how to translate a problem into a clinical need statement that is accurate, appropriate in scope and solution independent.
  • Describe how the identified needs correlate to existing treatment options.
  • Explain how to perform a gap analysis that can lead to identification of opportunities within the treatment landscape.
  • Discuss the clinical setting and the identified needs and how the aim of the prototype is identified.
  • Explain how to develop a needs ranking system.
  • Explain how to cluster and organize the output of an ideation session so it can be presented and analyzed in a meaningful way (concept mapping).
  • Explain how to search for existing patents, freedom to operate and prior art.
  • Discus how to choose the appropriate business model based on the unique characteristics of the innovation and its customers.

 

Skills

  • Demonstrate a prototype and explain its value and its potential market value
  • Perform a pitch

 

Competenc ies

The students will be able to demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge and experience with the aspects of health and assisted living technologies innovation.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 0,5
  • Field Work
  • 30
  • Lectures
  • 76
  • Class Instruction
  • 33
  • Practical exercises
  • 20
  • Preparation
  • 252,5
  • English
  • 412,0