Global Health Innovation Lab

OIM7506 Global Health Innovation Lab

3 Credits

Improved health is central to a country's economic and social development, with 10-30% percent of gross national product (GDP) per capita attributed to differences in countries' investments in health and education over the long term. Global Health Innovation Lab is a learning-by-doing course where student teams are paired with students from universities around the world to identify and solve problems related to the development and implementation of health innovations in low- and middle-income settings. For our second offering of the course, students will be paired with medical students from Unifacisa Educaçâo in Campina Grande, Brazil.Students will be assigned to a high priority project challenge from a healthcare-related organization in Brazil. Based on the challenge presented by the organization, students will follow the design thinking process, paired with approaches from healthcare management and entrepreneurship, medical anthropology and sociology, and information technology to prototype and test solutions that address organizational challenges. Organizational challenges may relate to care delivery services or technologies needed within clinic settings or in the community.The students will be expected to interact with the partner organizations regularly to make progress. Students will be connected with alumni or other experts as they need additional project support. Student teams are assessed based on their teamwork, project progress, and completion of course readings and activities. Students will have the opportunity to share their projects with the broader global health community through the Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Babson.

  • Program: Graduate
  • Division: Operations and Information Management
  • Level: Graduate Elective (Grad)
  • Course Number: OIM7506
  • Number of Credits: 3