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.
Center City & East Falls
The common themes that are woven through all four courses include:
- the role of health professionals within a design team,
- the integration of design approaches and methods into healthcare practice,
- the iterative nature of the design process, in which research, prototyping, testing, and redesign are interconnected, and
- the benefits gained when healthcare professions expand their tool kit to include the application of design concepts and specific design strategies within their practice.
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
Thomas Jefferson University
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