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26 January 2018

Students to rethink healthcare this summer

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Teachers from BMI have created a cross-disciplinary innovation course for master’s students in cooperation with Copenhagen Health Innovation. The new course will run for the first time this summer, and registration is now open.

Associate professor Tine Alkjær has in cooperation with Associate professor Jens Christian Brings Jacobsen and Copenhagen Health Innovation (CHI) created a new innovation course for master’s students entitled “Rethinking Healthcare – Innovation as a powerful driver”.

“We will introduce methods, models and theories on innovation and use them to rethink and reinvent the healthcare sector. All of this will happen in close cooperation with health professionals who will visit the summer school to present actual problems from their work”, says Tine Alkjær about the course.

Last year, Tine Alkjær was invited on a research trip to the Netherlands together with UCPH Innovation and entrepreneurship Network. They would be visiting various universities offering innovation courses. After the trip, Tine Alkjær was inspired to create a new course where the students could develop concrete innovation competences such as problem solving, creativity, cross-disciplinary cooperation, self-instruction and not least communication.

The course has been planned in consultation with students who were invited to a workshop. According to the students, the innovation course should be very concrete and based on real-life cases. At the workshop, there was a general consensus that the course should be offered across programmes.

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