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#HC-03-64 An Introduction to Innovation in Healthcare

  • Categories Business
  • Duration 25h
  • Total Enrolled 0
  • Last Update July 26, 2021

About Course

University of Bath


Discover the tools needed for healthcare innovation

On this four-week course from the University of Bath and the West of England AHSN, you’ll be introduced to some of the tools and techniques that individuals and teams can use to develop and refine new products, processes, and services. By the end of the course, you’ll be equipped to initiate and support innovation initiatives in your own organisation.

Understand how to take innovation from idea to realisation

When developing innovation, there are concepts and techniques that you can use to aid the process. This course will guide you through the innovation journey, from spotting opportunities for innovation to conducting research and generating ideas.

You’ll then look at innovation in practice and the key steps involved in the process. This section will take you through developing and testing initiatives, sizing the market and mapping competition, and the project planning aspects.

Explore the implementation of healthcare innovation

Innovation often isn’t just a one-person job; it takes strong teamwork and collaboration to ideate and implement innovation. This course will take you through the importance of these skills, as well as how individuals, teams, and organisations are encouraged to develop an innovation mindset.

You’ll also consider the obstacles and challenges that have to be overcome to bring healthcare innovation to market, as well as the factors that influence the successful adoption and diffusion of healthcare innovations.

Learn from the experts at the University of Bath

The course is developed by the University of Bath, drawing on the expertise of its School of Management and the West of England AHSN, which is able to link to all the key players in the area of health and care innovation across the region.

The course aims to approach the challenges of healthcare innovation, while signposting useful tools and techniques. This course is not designed to cover all the aspects of healthcare innovation, but rather is designed to introduce learners to some of the core concepts and tools used in this field.

Defines the key concepts associated with the process of innovation and diffusion. We will also discuss the importance of, and opportunities for, innovation.

Who will you learn with?

Nigel Harris

Nigel Harris

Nigel is the Director of Innovation and Growth with the West of England AHSN, a visiting Professor at the University of Bath and West of England, and an Ex charity CEO and NHS Clinical Scientist.

Rossella Salandra

Rossella Salandra

Rossella is a Senior Lecturer in Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the School of Management at the University of Bath.


Who developed the course?

University of Bath

University of Bath

The University of Bath is one of the UK’s leading universities both in terms of research and our reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and graduate prospects.

What Will I Learn?

  • Understand the need to engage in innovation.
  • Understand and apply the key steps involved to take an innovation from idea to realisation.
  • Evaluate how individuals and organisations might be encouraged to develop an innovation mindset.
  • Understand the importance of teamwork and collaboration.
  • Evaluate the challenges of healthcare innovation in relation to your own organisation.

Topics for this course

20 Lessons25h

Welcome to the course and course team?

To start, we will explore what healthcare innovation means and introduce key concepts around healthcare innovation and the innovation journey.
Welcome to the course ARTICLE
Meet the course team VIDEO (05:39)00:00:00
Welcome to Week 1 and intended learning outcomes VIDEO (02:02)00:00:00

What is healthcare innovation??

We will start by exploring what we understand by healthcare innovation.

The innovation journey?

In this section, we'll be looking more closely at the innovation journey.

The sources of innovation?

In this final section of Week 1, we will consider the key sources of innovation.

Wrap up to Week 1?

To complete Week 1, have a go at our short quiz and share your feedback on the week.

Material Includes

  • Official Certificate

Target Audience

  • This course is designed for anyone looking to understand the process and challenges of innovation in healthcare. It will be of special interest to health practitioners, clinicians, health and social managers, and commissioners and innovators from the commercial sector.