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Design Thinking for Health and Medicine - DESN3000

Year - 2020

This unit is an introduction to human-centred design methods, specifically in the context of future challenges of the type you will face in careers health and medicine. You will learn design principles and practices through evaluating current health and medical devices, processes and systems. Through the analysis of real-world case studies, you will apply design thinking methods to address the complex health and medical issues facing society. The unit will also introduce you to how design-led strategies can support healthy behaviour or be used to improve medical technologies and processes. You will develop your skills by using design exercises to demonstrate the strategic and practical applications of such methods and approaches.

lecture 2 hrs/fortnightly; tutorial 4 hrs/fortnightly

case study (20%), design project (60%) and tutorial activities (20%)

Additional information
It is recommended students first complete either DECO2016 or DECO1006 and/or DESN1000 before selecting this unit of study.


Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Design Lab
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Soojeong Yoo
HECS Band: 1
Courses that offer this unit

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