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    Application Deadline
  • 84 days


Healthcare systems strive to offer better treatment and improve its service level for a growing number of patients. Designers can contribute to this goal by offering their unique human-centered thinking and creative solutions. In this program, you will learn key design methods and learn to apply them to healthcare through mastering a unique method of patient journey mapping.

There are several design methods that focus on the patient journey (built upon concepts derived from “customer journey”). By looking into the patient journey in great detail, designers can generate useful solutions for very specific problems. At the same time, other professionals in healthcare can learn how design can help with facilitating better care.

Job Outlook

  • Healthcare providers continuously seek ways to improve patient satisfaction, and can benefit from new approaches. (McKinsey in Healthcare, August 2015)
  • Job opportunities include: experience designer, innovation manager in healthcare, product manager in healthcare or consultant.
  • Estimated annual salary of senior industrial designers amounts to $90,709 per year.
What You'll Learn:
  • Key design methods taught at TU Delft.
  • The design process – from understanding the user in context to delivering a great design.
  • How to develop a patient journey.
  • How and when to use the method of patient journey mapping in design activities.
  • How to identify design opportunities starting from the patient journey.

The Product Design and Health Professional Certificate is offered at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) - DelftX.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 84 days
    • Intensity 7 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description
      3-7 hours per week, per course
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Product Design: The Delft Design Approach
  • Design in Healthcare: Using Patient Journey Mapping

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    208 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 208 USD for the full programme and a duration of 84 days.
  • National

    208 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 208 USD for the full programme and a duration of 84 days.
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