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Advanced Practice Certificate in Using Design in Healthcare Delivery

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Advanced Practice Certificate for Healthcare Professionals: Using Design in Healthcare Delivery

Using Design in Healthcare Delivery

The Advanced Practice Certificate in Using Design in Healthcare Delivery was created to provide practicing occupational therapy practitioners and other healthcare professionals with specific knowledge in design principles and a distinct skill-set in design approaches and methods that will enhance their practice and expand interprofessional collaborative opportunities. Through four, 3-credit online courses with limited on-campus sessions, students will learn to apply design principles and strategies to enhance client intervention planning, implementation, and outcomes.

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The Advanced Practice Certificate in Using Design in Healthcare Delivery is designed for all healthcare professionals interested in learning about and applying design approaches and methods within their practice and in the broader context of a healthcare environment or health system. Jefferson has an online application that allows candidates to submit all required application materials directly to the application platform.

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  • JCRS 740 - Design Approaches in Healthcare (3 credits; 16 weeks)
  • JCRS 741 - New Methods for Assistive Technology Creation (3 credits; 8 weeks)
  • JCRS 742 - Scaling Up and Finding a Market (3 credits; 8 weeks)
  • JCRS 743 - Quality Improvement through Design (3 credits; 8 weeks)

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Mikael Avery, M.Arch, MS, OTR/L

Mikael Avery, M.Arch, MS, OTR/L

Lead Faculty
Professor, Occupational Therapy and Industrial Design

Mikael Avery, M.Arch, MS, OTR/L, is an educator, design professional, and licensed occupational therapist. He has developed and taught graduate level design courses at several Philadelphia academic institutions on topics including: digital fabrication, industrial design, human factors, design research, clinical skills, and interdisciplinary health care innovation. For several years Mikael ran draft works, llc., a design and digital fabrication studio focused on crafting custom, physical solutions to address client needs. Currently, as an occupational therapist, Mike works to create client-centered care plans that support an individual’s participatory goals while residing in their local community. Through his clinical and design work, teaching, and research, Mikael is dedicated to bringing together the fields of design and healthcare in order to promote design that is focused on wellness, uncovers new opportunities to influence health, and reimagines the health care system.

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Program Contact

Mikael Avery, M.Arch, MS, OTR/L
Lead Faculty, Advanced Practice Certificate in Using Design in Healthcare Delivery
Visiting Assistant Professor, Departments of Occupational Therapy & Industrial Design

E-mail: Mikael.Avery@jefferson.edu

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Thomas Jefferson University
Office of Admissions

Phone
: 215-503-8890
EmailTJU.Admissions@jefferson.edu