The program consists of the following four graduate-level courses (5000 level). Each course is three credits
| ||Health Innovation and Leadership |
Integrates whole systems thinking, relevant theories and generative leadership to enhance the student’s ability to advance innovation and achieve sustainable change in contemporary health care settings.
| ||Optimal Healing Environments |
Focuses on the development and implementation of Optimal Healing Environments (OHE). Students will examine the evidence base supporting design and human and care processes, and begin to explore how OHE are created. Emphasis will be on identifying OHE models and leadership strategies that support the diffusion of innovation.
| ||The Design of Health Care Processes |
Provides a foundation for the thinking required to design processes in health care to reduce/eliminate medical errors. Design principles used to reduce human error will be taught; students will be expected to identify a problem process in health care and to apply the principles learned to design a better one. Human factors systems thinking conveyed in this course will be beneficial to all program participants, from architects to health care administrators.
| ||Evidence-based Design in Health Care |
Focuses on the evidence-based design process used in the design of health care environments by interdisciplinary teams of designers, health care practitioners, administrators, and other users. Emphasis is placed on collaborative communication, collaborative perspectives, and the information to be gained for pre-design, post-occupancy evaluation criteria, methods and analysis of effectiveness and utility.