Innovating Solutions for Aging Populations

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About this course: This course will introduce you to health care innovation within the theme of ‘healthy living and active aging’, covering both the medical and the commercial aspects of innovations. Following two cases on diabetes and rehabilitation, this interdisciplinary course will present the key theories, tools, and concepts within health care innovation, and teach you to analyse and develop solutions to some of the great health care challenges of our time. This master-level online course is created by leading experts from Denmark and the Netherlands and is directed at students and practitioners from different fields, including public health and business economics. This course is …

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

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About this course: This course will introduce you to health care innovation within the theme of ‘healthy living and active aging’, covering both the medical and the commercial aspects of innovations. Following two cases on diabetes and rehabilitation, this interdisciplinary course will present the key theories, tools, and concepts within health care innovation, and teach you to analyse and develop solutions to some of the great health care challenges of our time. This master-level online course is created by leading experts from Denmark and the Netherlands and is directed at students and practitioners from different fields, including public health and business economics. This course is part of the EIT Health Campus programme.

Created by:  University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Business School
  • Taught by:  Rudi Westendorp, Professor

    Center for Healthy Aging
  • Taught by:  Finn Valentin, Professor

    Research Centre on Biotech Business
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University of Copenhagen The University of Copenhagen is the oldest University in Denmark - founded in 1479, and with over 38,000 students and more than 9,000 employees. The purpose of the University is to conduct research and provide education to the highest academic level. Based in Denmark's capital city it is one of the top research institutions in Europe. Copenhagen Business School Centrally located in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is one of the largest business schools in Europe with close to 23,000 students. CBS offers world-class research-based degree programs at undergraduate, graduate, and PhD levels as well as executive and other post experience programs.

Syllabus


WEEK 1


Introduction
Welcome! In this module you will get a short introduction to this interdisciplinary, hands-on course about how healthcare innovations can help solve the challenges we are facing with aging populations.


2 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: Why Health and Innovation?
  2. Reading: Suggested further reading
  3. Video: Healthy Aging and Active Living
  4. Reading: Suggested further reading

Graded: Healthy Aging and Active Living

WEEK 2


Diabetes
In this module you will be presented with the physiology, complications, prevention and treatment of diabetes. Also, you will be introduced to self-management tools designed to help people with diabetes choose healthy meal plans.


3 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Diabetes/metabolism
  2. Reading: Suggested further reading
  3. Video: 2.2.a Diet Self-management Part 1
  4. Video: Diet Self-management Part 2

Graded: Diabetes/metabolism
Graded: Diet Self-management Part 1
Graded: Diet Self-management Part 2

WEEK 3


Rehabilitation



In this module you will learn about the Danish healthcare system, how the financial resourses are dispersed and how the public and private expenditures are organised – with a special focus on rehabilitation. Finally, you will be introduced to a rehabilitation tool developed by the Danish company, DigiRehab.


2 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Rehabilitation and the Elderly
  2. Reading: Suggested further reading
  3. Video: DigiRehab Case

Graded: Rehabilitation and the Elderly
Graded: DigiRehab Case

WEEK 4


The Business Case



This module will begin with an introduction to ethnography as a tool to analyse user needs. You will also hear about how firms can position themselves to benefit from innovation, and you will be introduced to intellectual property rights and competitive analysis. Finally you will learn how health technology should be assessed. In the lessons the DigiRehab case from module 3 will be used as an example.


7 videos, 3 readings expand


  1. Video: Understanding User Needs - Ethnographic Methods
  2. Reading: Suggested additional materials
  3. Video: 4.2.a Value Capturing Part 1
  4. Video: 4.2.b Value Capturing Part 2
  5. Reading: Suggested further reading
  6. Video: 4.3.a Competive Analysis Part 1
  7. Video: 4.3.b Competive Analysis Part 2
  8. Video: 4.3.c Competive Analysis Part 3
  9. Reading: Suggested additional materials
  10. Video: Health Technical Assessment

Graded: Understanding User Needs - Ethnographic Methods
Graded: Value Capturing Part 1
Graded: Value Capturing Part 2
Graded: Competitive Analysis Part 1
Graded: Competitive Analysis Part 2
Graded: Competitive Analysis Part 3
Graded: Health Technical Assessment

WEEK 5


Digital Health Care Design



In this final module you will be introduced to digital design methods and how to explore the solution and the problem during the innovation process. You will learn how to frame the design problem through field studies and collaboration, and how to apply prototypes in your work.


2 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: 5.1.a Digital Design Part 1
  2. Video: 5.1.b Digital Design Part 2
  3. Reading: Suggested additional materials

Graded: Digital Design Part 1
Graded: Digital Design Part 2
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