NRS8003 - Norwegian Research School of Global Health
NRSGH Innovation in Global Health - NTNU
NRSGH Innovation in Global Health - NTNU
The aim of the course is to facilitate PhD students in developing their innovation skills in Global health and learn more about the process of innovation.
NEW COURSE will be arrange autumn 2020
The course is a block-course comprising of one week in Trondheim and Skype lectures. It will be taught in Autumn 2019, respectively 11-13th September in Trondheim, with Skype lectures on 9 and 24 september and 23 October. The course will be taught together with the Master course PH3002. The course is a combination of lectures and group, pair and individual activities; all of which are directly related to the participants’ own contribution. Between sessions, the participants are required to keep in contact with their student colleges and instructor through e-mails. The course will constitute 5 ETCS. All course activities are mandatory and participants must have a presentation at the end of the teaching block. Assessment is “passed/ not passed”.
Muhammad Zaman will be responsible for the course. See the video of one of the innovations that Muhammed Zaman is involved in: PharmaChk: Testing the quality of medicines in the field.
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Deadline for registration is 20 August, 2019
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|The course is open to PhD candidates who are members of the Norwegian Research School of Global health (NRSGH). If you are not a member but admitted to a relevant PhD-program, please contact NRSGH coordinator. Exchange students may be accepted after an individual evaluation.|
Technology and innovation is an integral part of healthcare, in both developing and developed countries. While understanding key concepts of epidemiology, health management and statistics are common topics to the study of Global Health, few courses focus on the importance of technology and innovation, its history, its present and future, and its inherent challenges. The course NRS8003 will introduce the key concepts of technology and innovation in global health, in an interactive way, using examples that have been successfully implemented, and those that have failed. We will analyze the key attributes of design, success and failures of technology in this course.
The course will focus on the process of technology, development, design, optimization and implementation in low and middle income countries. We will also focus on when and why technology is needed, when it is necessary, and what information it can and cannot provide. In that regard, issues of ethics will also come into play. In addition, the course will analyze the history of technology in global health, the current state of technology and what the future technological needs may be.
Broadly speaking, we will focus on three kinds of technologies:
These lessons will guide the framework of our discussion about the need and the future of the technologies. Finally, we will also study the current bottlenecks, including social, technological and financial, that may hinder technology development and adoption in resource limited settings.
|Course material:||Course literature will be announced at the start of the semester.|
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This course will be divided into two parts. The first part will focus on lectures, discussion and case studies. The second part will focus on team work, focused around a single technology per team (of 3-4 students), that will analyze a technology in progress of implementation or a technology that is in early stage of development. The students will be required to come up with a forecast for the future of the technology in terms of the scope, focus and pathway to implementation. Students will analyze whether the technology they are analyzing is sustainable, what are the bottlenecks and what needs to change in the technology for it to be highly successful. Ethical and social issues will also be discussed. The language of teaching and examination is English.
The course NRS8003 will provide students with in depth knowledge on the following key topics: 1) History of technological innovation in global health.
Through the course NRS8003, we anticipate that the students will develop the following skills:
Upon finishing the course NRS8003, the students will have an in-depth understanding of global health technologies, their trajectory and the bottlenecks in their implementation, as well as experience working in teams to assess the in country viability and sustainability of a given technology, given the in country financial, socio-cultural, technological and logistical realities.