This specialisation reflects on global health challenges and the role of innovative solutions in addressing them. It is intended for public health professionals, budding entrepreneurs and innovators, as well as those interested in understanding the role innovation plays in the health industry.
The specialisation begins by providing learners with the ‘nuts and bolts’ of technology and innovation management, including key definitions and terminologies. You'll then examine ethical dimensions of innovation and explore how innovations can be supported through effective financing, protection and other incentives to support entrepreneurship. The specialisation will include in-depth examination of a variety of innovation case studies, using a variety of theoretical and practical frameworks, to understand what makes an innovation more likely to be adopted. You will also explore entrepreneurship and the skills necessary to take an idea through to invention and then innovation - and how to galvanise support for it.
By the end of the specialisation, you will be able to consider, in detail, and using appropriate terminology and frameworks, a particular innovation, explaining its added value in a particular context and in a persuasive manner.
Learners will create entrepreneurial style pitches to persuade their audience to adopt a healthcare innovation. In order to do this they will analyse good and poor examples, write and review pitch scripts, and study the science of persuasion.
Aditionally, learners will evaluate and discuss specific healthcare innovations from around the globe by applying the knowledge they've acquired on innovation features, innovation types, intellectual property, adoption and scaleability.
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Imperial College London is a world top ten university with an international reputation for excellence in science, engineering, medicine and business. located in the heart of London. Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges.
Imperial students benefit from a world-leading, inclusive educational experience, rooted in the College’s world-leading research. Our online courses are designed to promote interactivity, learning and the development of core skills, through the use of cutting-edge digital technology.
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