• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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Healthcare, like many industries, offers considerable opportunities to improve lives directly through the discipline of user-centered design. This online Human-Centered Healthcare certificate at The New School  is ideal for practitioners working in healthcare settings who want systems-focused, design-driven tools for improving service delivery and developing entrepreneurial opportunities and for creatives seeking new skills in user-based research, design, and innovation.

Key facts:

Design is contributing to new ways of delivering care at a service level — from digital solutions to product-service systems. In this course, we explore how systems of care are being transformed through design. Whether for organizational change or industry disruption, design is a critical force in the transformation of healthcare as we know it.

 Using a project-based approach, students learn to identify opportunities to have an impact in their chosen context, gain an understanding of the human experience of care, and develop strategies to shape a more human-centered experience for patients, staff, clinicians, and/or caregivers. This course is aimed at those with differing levels of design and/or healthcare experience and is appropriate for designers, administrators, clinicians, and entrepreneurs — anyone interested in the unique intersection of design and healthcare.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      Courses last five weeks. Most students take two courses per semester. The certificate must be completed in two years.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Design Thinking for Human-Centered Healthcare 
  • Designing Care Experiences and Interactions 
  • Designing Care Services and Systems

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1731 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1731 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1731 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1731 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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 $577 per course, $1731 total


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