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Approx. 21 hours to complete

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What you will learn

  • Consider key factors influencing the adoption and scaling up of different healthcare innovations so as to examine what success looks like.

  • Analyse how organizational structure, culture and resources are key in adoption in relation to organizational contexts.

  • Examine how cognitive, normative and affective aspects can influence perception regarding an innovation's attractiveness and scaleability.

  • Apply persuasive techniques to connect to audiences involved in the process of innovation scaling and adoption.

Skills you will gain

Persuasive TechniquesAdoptionPublic HealthInnovationScaleability

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Beginner Level

Approx. 21 hours to complete

English

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This course is part of the 100% online Global Master of Public Health from Imperial College London. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

8 hours to complete

HOW TO IDENTIFY A SUCCESSFUL INNOVATION

8 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 38 min), 10 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Factors affecting adoption of an innovation5m
Robotic surgery: Interview with Hutan Ashrafian15m
The Brazilian Family Health Strategy: Interview with Antonio Ribas13m
10 readings
About Imperial College 5m
About the Global Health Innovations Team10m
How to be successful in this course?10m
Grading Policy10m
Glossary10m
Innovation features required for success10m
Two successful innovations? Brazil's Family Health Strategy and Robotic Surgery30m
Innovation Features and Scalability - Part I 45m
Innovation Features and Scalability - Part II45m
Comparing the two innovations - Community Health Workers and Robotic Surgery30m
1 practice exercise
Test your knowledge of features of innovations required for success30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

ORGANISATIONAL AND HUMAN FACTORS THAT AFFECT ADOPTION OF AN INNOVATION

4 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 8 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Characteristics of people that affect the adoption of an innovation4m
4 readings
Surgical robots and community health workers in context30m
Organisational features that facilitate adoption of innovations2m
Human factors that contribute to the spread and non-spread of innovation - Part I1h
Human factors that contribute to the spread and non-spread of innovation - Part II1h
1 practice exercise
Test your knowledge on organisational and human factors that affect adoption of an innovation30m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AND HOW IT AFFECTS INNOVATION DIFFUSION

6 hours to complete
1 video (Total 22 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 readings
Review these vignettes - part I 20m
How external cues can influence consumer behaviour30m
What are country of origin effects and why are they important?1h
Affective aspects of the country of origin effect1h
Normative aspects of the country of origin effect1h
1 practice exercise
Test your knowledge on country of origin effects30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

IDENTIFYING THE END USER AND SECURING ENGAGEMENT

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 12 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
How can engagement be secured - the case of the Arbutus drill4m
Why innovations fail: Interview with Prof James Barlow3m
1 reading
Who are these innovations for? - part II45m
1 practice exercise
Test your knowledge identifying the end user and securing engagement30m

About the Global Health Innovations Specialization

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....
Global Health Innovations

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