London, United Kingdom

Medical Entrepreneurship (Level 3)

when 17 July 2023 - 4 August 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2350

This module introduces students to the important principles relevant to medical entrepreneurship. It will guide them through the relevant theories underpinning entrepreneurial practice and strategic project management. The ethical framework governing medical entrepreneurship will be explored, which will allow students to understand potential unintended consequences of innovation. Using small group work, students will collaborate and develop their entrepreneurial ideas, culminating in an assessed presentation to the cohort during their final week. Through this, students will develop their own teamwork and communication skills, with a focus on creativity and design.

Course leader

Dr Ahmed Rashid, Dr Carol Chan

Target group

This is a level three module (equivalent to third year undergraduate). In addition to the standard UCL Summer School entry criteria, applicants will be expected to have completed a minimum of two years in a subject related to health and medical sciences at the time of joining the UCL Summer School.

Course aim

Upon successful completion of this module, students will:

evaluate the attributes required for medical entrepreneurship through identifying and validating the theoretical components in this field
analyse the impact technology and innovation can have in advancing a health care system
critically appraise real life examples of entrepreneurial platforms and analyse the impact these have had
employ relevant ethical and professional frameworks to develop and demonstrate an ethical approach to medical entrepreneurship
synthesise the spirit of creativity through teamwork and collaboration in devising an innovative product

Credits info

7.5 EC
7.5 ECTS, 4 US, 15 UCL

Fee info

GBP 2350: There is a built-in tuition fee discount for students who study for 6 weeks (both sessions).

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