What is the purpose of this course?
This is a ten-week course composed of modules that will teach you design theory, consumer and patient psychology, and models for behavior design and habit formation. We aim to build a motivated, inspired, and informed cohort of patients and healthcare innovators by providing a broad spectrum of tools and exposure to experts from various fields who will teach and inspire you.
How is the course structured?
This online course was created based on a lecture course by the same name that was offered at Stanford University last winter. The video footage was filmed in front of a live studio audience and was repurposed for online learning.
Each module will introduce you to an ePatient with a powerful story to share and a unique perspective on the healthcare system. In addition, you will hear from academics, industry leaders, researchers, and healthcare providers.
We have included several opportunities for you to engage in conversations about the topics covered during the course. Please use the discussion boards for reflection, critical analysis, dialogue, brainstorming, and as an outlet for forming social contracts and committing to your goals. The boards will be moderated by course staff, but they are primarily for students to interact and learn from each other.
You can check your understanding by completing questions embedded in the course and an end-of-module assessment. Assignments will not be graded by course instructors.
We will you to apply the strategies you learn to reach your personal health goals; to improve your relationship with the healthcare system; to create innovative healthcare solutions on a large or small scale; or to be a more empathetic and inclusive care providers.
Does this course provide a Statement of Accomplishment?
Yes, this course will offer Statements of Accomplishment for students who complete all end-of-module assessments and receive a score of 70% or higher. All assignments are due by November 15, 2014.