The overall learning goal for the project course is to effectively apply principles, theories and frameworks of health systems innovation to a practice based issue. More specifically, students will learn to exercise skills related to systems thinking, innovation design, execution and outcome evaluation. The project course includes the fundamentals of leading transformation, practical tools related to evidence synthesis, design thinking, implementation science and evaluation of complex interventions. Instructional time will be embedded into each required course to cover the learning objectives that relate specifically to the project practicum and a session in each module will be dedicated to project planning, design, implementation and evaluation.
At the completion of the course, students will have
Applied skills related to systems thinking, innovation design and evaluation
Collaborated with an inter-professional team of stakeholders
Completed evidence synthesis by evaluating existing knowledge and resources relevant to a particular health systems issue
Planned and executed an innovative solution to address a systems issue
Evaluated the outcomes of the implementation.
Presented their solution to key stakeholders in the host organization
Engaged in personal self-evaluation and critical reflection.
- Project Proposal
- Rapid Review of the Literature
- Innovation Implementation Plan
- Evaluation Report
- Poster Presentation
- Reflection Journal