Healthcare Innovation and Design

The healthcare sector is on the brink of a technology and data revolution. The application of artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and big data to health care represent a tremendous opportunity for the growth of the economy.  Moreover, health-care innovations can improve human health and reduce healthcare costs.

The Healthcare Innovation and Design Specialization aims to equip professionals from a range of backgrounds such as engineering, design, nursing and other health professions with the technological knowledge/skills and inter-professional competencies to lead healthcare transformation. It addresses the fundamentals of data science, industrial design, built environment and emerging technologies with application to health care.  Students will develop foundational skills, upon which they can build, in the processes and practices of health innovation. This specialization also aims to provide experiential inter-professional learning as students with diverse backgrounds learn about healthcare innovation and design with and from each other.

Residency Dates

**UCalgary will be offering all 2020 Fall courses on line.

Residency dates will continue as scheduled in a virtual format.

For details/information, please contact the course instructors for each respective certificate.

 

 

Team Lead

Sandra Davidson

Dean, Faculty of Nursing

Professor, Faculty of Nursing

Required Courses


Nursing 652 - Fall 2020

Healthcare Information and Big Data

Introduces many of the key concepts and methods used in the management and use of large health-care data assets. Issues relating to access, confidentiality, privacy and data stewardship will be examined. Focus on application and implications of big data use within the health-care context; not intended as a methods course.

Nursing 654 - Winter 2021

Design in Healthcare

Examines design in health care from a variety of facets. Principles and practices of industrial and architectural design will be explored. The process of design and development will be illustrated and opportunities for end-user participation within the design processes will be highlighted.

Nursing 656 – Spring 2021

Emerging Technologies in Healthcare

A focused exploration of emerging trends and issues in health-care technology. Case studies and exemplars will be used to expand understanding of the intended and unintended consequences of the integration of technology in health care.

Nursing 658 - Summer 2021

Specialized Health Design Project

Formulation of a health-care design project developed through team collaboration that addresses a real-life health-care challenge posed by industry partners and health-care leaders. Focus on improving quality of health care and application and synthesis of learning from previous courses.   

 

Still have questions about the program? Contact the Graduate Programs Office