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Cursus: GEO3-2266
GEO3-2266
Sustainability, Health and Innovation
Cursus informatie
CursuscodeGEO3-2266
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau3 (3 (Bachelor Gevorderd))
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geowetenschappen; Undergraduate School Geowetenschappen; B Natuurwetenschap & Innovatiemanagement;
Contactpersoonprof. dr. E.H.M. Moors
Telefoon+31 30 2537812
E-maile.h.m.moors@uu.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
prof. dr. E.H.M. Moors
Overige cursussen docent
Examinator
prof. dr. E.H.M. Moors
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
1  (06-09-2021 t/m 12-11-2021)
Aanvangsblok
1
TimeslotC: C (MA-mid/namiddag,DI-middag, DO-ocht)
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 31-05-2021 08:00 t/m 27-06-2021 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
Na-inschrijvingJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 23-08-2021 08:00 t/m 24-08-2021 23:59
WachtlijstNee
Cursusdoelen
Please note: the information in the course manual is binding.
 
After completion of the course, the student is able to:
  • describe,  interpret, and critically reflect the mutual relation between sustainability and health, focusing on present-day sustainable healthcare topics and taking the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into account;
  • analyze the current deficits in the innovation system of medicines and medical technology development;
  • analyze potential solution directions to the weaknesses in the current health innovation system;
  • evaluate  conditions for  sustainable drug development.
  • integrate reforms of various sub-systems in medical technology development;
  • design an alternative business model for sustainable medical technology development.
Inhoud
  1. Health and sustainability, health and climate change, health and development, international health policy, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  2. Rise and fall of the pharmaceutical industry;
  3. Marketing of drugs and medical technology (marketing to professionals, direct and indirect marketing to consumers);
  4. Regulation of drugs, diagnostics and medical technology, e.g. market authorization,  reimbursement, pharmacovigilance, professional guidelines, specific regulation for e.g. orphan drugs and WHO essential drugs;
  5. Patents, IP issues and drugs/diagnostics/medical technology; patents and innovation, patents as strategic tool, patents and ethics, equal access to medicines;
  6. The role of the academic world in drugs/medical technology development: commercialization of science, open access developments;
  7. The relevance of animal studies in drugs/medical technology development; 
  8. Access to drugs, vaccines and diagnostics;
  9. Health & equity; health & ethics aspects. 
The students write individual essays in which they critically reflect on these various subthemes of the course,  developing their own substantiated argumentation line about the topic.  Groups of 2 students pick a paper theme which they will study in depth. In week 2 students start reading about the problem area, the possible  technological solutions and the relation to sustainability and health in general, and they develop a brief work plan for their paper. This workplan will be discussed with their supervisors. During week 4-8 students transform their work plan in a draft paper based on insights from literature and guest-lectures. During weekly  tutorials parts of the paper will be discussed and students will give peer-feedback on each other’s draft. Results of the paper project will be presented in an expert workshop in week 8.  By the end of week 9 the final paper has to be finished, based on comments from the expert panel and the supervisor on the draft version. In week 9 there is also a written exam.
Competenties
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Ingangseisen
Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Minimaal 90 ECTS in de Bachelor behaald
Voorkennis
Both knowledge on biology, chemistry and medicines to understand the natural science aspect , and on innovation theories, innovation systems, institutions and social networks to understand the challenges and solutions of medicines and medical technology development for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing) are discussed during the lectures.
Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan met
Knowledge of courses such as ‘Ziekte & Medicijnen‘ (GEO2-2215) and ‘Innovation Systems’ (GEO1-2208) are highly recommended.
Bronnen van zelfstudie
A suggestion for additional literature on drug development is: Hill, R.G. & Rang H.P. (2012) Drug Discovery and Development: Technology in Transition. Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier.
Additional literature on innovation theory is:
1) Hekkert, M.P. et al. (2007). Functions of innovation systems. Technological Forecasting & Social Change 74: 413 – 432.
2) Moors, E.H.M. & J. Faber (2007). Orphan Drugs. Research Policy 36: 336–354.
3) MoorsEHM et al. 2014 Sustainable drug dev. DDT 19(11): 1711-1720
Verplicht materiaal
Artikelen
Blackboard reader of about 30 publications concerning various course related Sustainability, Health and Innovation topics.
Werkvormen
(Guest)lectures

Algemeen
In week 1-8 of the course lectures and guest lectures will be given by the instructors and experts about the relation between sustainability and health, the various challenges in drugs and medical technology development,, and potential solution directions and alternative models for sustainable medical technology development. The subthemes mentioned in the Content will be discussed in depth.

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
For every class session the papers in the Blackboard reader related to the particular topic of that class need to be read and prepared (see topics mentioned on the left).

Tutorials

Algemeen
During the tutorials with the supervisor, the students can discuss the progress of their paper and obtain peer-feedback on draft versions.

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Paper project is the only group project (groups of 2 students), in which each student has an equal part.

Toetsen
Eindresultaat
Weging100
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
Written exam, Essays, Presentation joint paper results in expert workshop; Final joint paper.

Aspecten van academische vorming
Academisch denken, werken en handelen
Synthetiseren en structureren van informatie
Gestructureerd beoordelen van activiteiten en prestaties (van anderen en van zichzelf)
Schrijven (algemeen) - diverse typen teksten plannen, schrijven, herschrijven en afwerken
Presenteren - een referaat/pleidooi voorbereiden, uitvoeren en evalueren
Samenwerken met anderen, werken in teamverband
Maatschappelijke / culturele context
Ethisch perspectief
Kennis hanteren in een bredere context
Analyseren en beoordelen van onderzoeksrapportages
Voorbereiden / opzetten van onderzoek
Materiaal / data verzamelen / produceren

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