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Lectures in HIHI Postgraduate Diploma wrap for 2019, with Dr John Dinsmore and Dr Barry McMahon

News | Posted on: 17 December, 2019
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The third lecture in the HIHI TCD Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovation took place this month, closing out lectures for the year. The final 2019 module, was delivered over two days by TCD’s Chief Physicist/Clinical Associate Dr Barry McMahon and Dr. John Dinsmore is an Assistant Professor in Digital Integrated Care and the Health Innovation Lead/Deputy Director of the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI). The module focused on ‘Design Thinking  and Embedding a Culture of Innovation in Healthcare’

The objective is to understand and use design thinking methodologies in a group environment to try to solve healthcare challenges. Creativity and design are combined with knowledge and experience to accelerate and drive improvements in the delivery of healthcare.  Students explored how healthcare organisations can develop and transform their services, processes, and create new products ideas. Real world challenges provided students with the opportunity to develop critical thinking, creative problem solving, and visualisation methodologies.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovation is a level 9 full-time one year course. It comprises of eight taught modules:  six foundation modules and two project modules including methodology workshops and a practical field project. The programme offers a fundamental grounding in key subjects such as design thinking and embedding a culture of innovation, process innovation, lean thinking and social innovation, innovation & health economics, healthcare, innovation and leadership.

The course culminates next summer in a practical project, rather than the traditional thesis, comprising two phases. The Course Director  will help the participants to identify and plan, with a view to implementation, an innovative solution applicable to each participants workplace.

For more information on the 2020/2021 intake please contact:

Eimear Galvin, HIHI TCD Manager: galvinei@tcd.ie.