BMP 2900 Innovation and Organization of Healthcare Services

BMP 2900 Innovation and Organization of Healthcare Services

Course code: 
BMP 2900
Department: 
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Credits: 
30
Course coordinator: 
Bjørn Erik Mørk
Kari Jorunn Kværner
Product category: 
Executive
Portfolio: 
Executive - Bachelor of Management
Semester: 
2019 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
Associate course
Course codes for multi- or associated courses.
BMP 2901
BMP 2902
Introduction

There is broad consensus about how the future of healthcare needs to be. Foremost, this is a future that empowers patients to take much more control over their own care and treatment. Thus requires thorough collaborative practice. Health care is challenged by an ageing population, complex diseases and an increase in chronic illness. Accordingly, changes in the way we organize is a prerequisite to meet increased spending and unmet care needs.  We need to design new innovative care models, but they simply will not become a reality unless we have a workforce with the right competencies, capacities and values to deliver it.  Health care foremost depends on people. Today there are unexploited opportunity to combine different technologies and change ways of working. Remote hospital treatment and home care provides new opportunities. Both homebased services and the ongoing digitalization changes the patient role and puts new demands on competencies of health care workers, and it has the potential to reduce hospitalizations.

 

High-quality, patient-centric health care services is the ultimate goal. Everyone wants the patient's health service where quality and patient safety comes first. Politicians and the population expect more collaboration, and improved interaction between primary and specialist health services. This development challenges the hospitals 'and municipalities' health services 'ability to adapt as well as the health professionals' skills. This course therefore provides practice-based knowledge on the adoption and diffusion of innovation, and introduces knowledge about the healthcare system, health economy and the legal system. Emphasis is placed on introducing methodology and practical knowledge about innovation and improvement work.

 

After completing the program, students are expected to have gained insight into what hinders and promotes innovation in health, with emphasis on the connection between economic, legal and organizational frameworks. The students will also gain insight into what organizational innovation requires of anchoring and management, and how employees can be involved in change and innovation processes. Management positions in the health service have traditionally been professionally dependent. This is to a lesser extent the case today where interdisciplinary cooperation is increasingly taking place. The program emphasizes dialogue, reflection and learning based on the health service's fundamental management challenges. Through completing this course the participants will have documentable competencies that may open up for new opportunities.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

Learning outcomes - Knowledge
Upon completion of the course, students will have acquired knowledge of:
• Organization of health services and central reforms, the concept of innovation and how innovation and change work takes place in practice
• Innovation methodology to explore, understand and develop future health services, as well as process tools and support for the implementation of improvement and innovation projects
• Health economy and innovative procurement in innovation and change processes
• Sources of law concerning patient rights, professional behavior and health services and

Learning outcomes - Skills

Learning outcomes - Skills
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
• Identify and address organizational challenges from an innovation perspective, and be able to contribute to innovation and change work in their own business
• Recognize and address key health law issues in their own work situation
• Evaluate health economic aspects and the societal benefit of improvement and innovation work

General Competence

General competence

After completing the study, the students will:

• Have accumulated the ability to critically reflect on what it takes to implement innovation and improvement work and understand how to practically facilitate this to achieve this.

• Better understand how they identify ethical dilemmas they encounter in the health service, and be able to reflect on what is ethically justifiable choices

Course content

The teaching has innovation and organization in the health service as the main theme, and deals with various topics related to innovation and improvement work. In addition to innovation, health law and health economics, tools and practical knowledge are introduced.

Time will be spent on what it takes to develop new, patient-centric health services. This includes innovation methodologies for exploring, understanding and developing future healthcare, as well as process tools and support for the implementation of improvement and innovation projects. The teaching is addressing issues that can reduce risk and provide better control over costs in new health services. It will also be taught how public procurement and innovation partnerships can contribute to better health solutions.

Teaching and learning activities

The program of 30 credits is completed over two semesters. Participants are enrolled for teaching in each semester; The course in the first semester is called BMP 2901 and in the second semester BMP 2902. The course is conducted over 6 modules of two and three days, in total 13 days. In sum, this amounts to 117 hours. The modules are conducted with emphasis on practical application of the subject matters in relation to specific challenges and needs in hospitals, municipal, private commercial and non-profit health services in non-governmental organizations.

 

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

Participants hand in a term paper at the end of the second term (60%) and a three-hour individual written sit down exam. (40%)  The term paper may be written individually or in groups of up to three students.

Both evaluations must be completed and passed in order to have passed the course BMP 2900 Innovation and Organization of Healthcare Services 30 credits

Qualifications

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationSupport materialsGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
BMP 29003
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
60No2 Semester(s)Group/Individual ( 1 - 3)Term paper, 1-3 partisipants.
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
BMP 29004
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
40Yes3 Hour(s)
  • Simple calculator
Individual Sit for a three-hour individual written exam.
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:60
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-3)
Support materials:
Duration:2 Semester(s)
Comment:Term paper, 1-3 partisipants.
Exam code:BMP 29003
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:40
Invigilation:Yes
Grouping (size):Individual
Support materials:
  • Simple calculator
Duration:3 Hour(s)
Comment:Sit for a three-hour individual written exam.
Exam code:BMP 29004
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100
Workload activityDurationType of durationComment student effort
Teaching117Hour(s)
Examination24Hour(s)
Examination140Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching250Hour(s)
Self study269Hour(s)
Expected student effort:
Workload activity:Teaching
Duration:117 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Examination
Duration:24 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Examination
Duration:140 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Prepare for teaching
Duration:250 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Self study
Duration:269 Hour(s)
Comment:
Sum workload: 
800

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 30 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 800 hours.