Designing and Sustaining Technology Innovation for Global Health Practice – MIT HST939

This 2008 MIT OpenCourseWare course provides guidance on tackling and solving problems in innovation for global health practice through the rationale design of technology and service solutions.

Learning Objectives

The learning objectives for this course are:

1. Show how innovative technologies and service based solutions will shape and redefine the global health care marketplace.

2. Learn how technologies can enhance service delivery, distribution systems, in-service training, and medical education.

3. Design an innovative field based solution to address a current or emerging global health problem, drawing upon understanding of tools and principles acquired.

Course Organization

The course combines a series of lectures with a semester-long design project in collaboration with a sponsor around a real world field-based problem.

The course included three "reflection papers," an oral presentation, and a final paper.

Recommended Reading

A significant amount of recommended reading was assigned for each lecture session. Please reference the associated MIT page for more information.

Additional study material was handed out for the semester, consisting of three case studies:

Deploying Rapid CD-4 Tests for HIV/AIDS

Public Private Partnerships for Health

Refugee Absorption and Sustainability

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