Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

Module Information
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EPH4013  - Diffusion, Implementation and Quality Assurance of Health Innovations in Europe

Period 4: from 5-2-2024 to 5-4-2024
Coordinator: Wind, A.
ECTS credits: 5
Language of instruction: English

Publication dates timetable/results in the Student Portal

Deadline publication timetable
The date on which the timetable of this module is available: 19-1-2024

Deadline publication final result
The date on which the final grade of this module is available: 26-4-2024

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Course information

Description: EN:

. Once we know what good and best practices are (modules 2 and 3), once we know what role EU institutions play in bringing this evidence to norms (module 4), we need to know how to really ensure that good and best practices are known, accepted and implemented with a sustainable positive effect. We focus on aspects of diffusion and dissemination by taking (policy) learning and transferability into account. Thus, the aim of this module is to enable students to learn and think critically about the translation, diffusion/dissemination (incl. references to “scalability”, “transferability” and “policy learning”), and implementation

At the same time, modern society is riddled with complex and near-unsolvable problems (so-called wicked problems). These require a highly multidisciplinary approach to even conceptualise, let alone address. Students will become acquainted with wicked problems and the non-linear approach modern leaders have to think in in order to address them. They will connect this with the diffusion theory in order to explore why good practices have not spread further than they have.

Students started to study assessment tools and evaluation methods earlier in the programme (module EPH4003). Now the focus switches from identifying examples of good practices in the earlier phases of policy making (assessment/agenda setting/policy formulation) to monitoring , assessing and evaluating the implementation and impact (output and outcome) of (European) policy interventions.

Goals: EN:
To acquire knowledge about the translation, transferability, diffusion, implementation and quality assurance of innovative good practices and the non-linear problem-solving skills needed to address wicked problems
Key words: EN:
Transferability, diffusion, translation, implementation, quality, assurance, wicked problems
Literature: This is the link to Keylinks, our online reference list.  
Teaching methods:
  • Assignment(s)
  • Work in workgroup(s)
  • Lecture(s)
  • Paper(s)
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Research
  • Skills
  • Training(s)
Assessments methods:
  • Assignment
  • Attendance
  • Final paper

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