HLIC Curriculum

HCINNOV 7440 (3 credit hours) Innovation in High Performing Organizations

Students learn advanced concepts of innovation in a high performing organization and the leadership behaviors that sustain innovation. Students discuss cross-disciplinary theories of innovation for improving health and quality of healthcare. Students are introduced to innovation competencies including positive deviance, complexity leadership and disruptive innovation.

HCINNOV 7441 (3 credit hours) Innovation Leadership: Leading from Within

This course encourages students to discover themselves as leaders to maximize innovation and organizational impact. Students explore their own leadership behaviors to better manage their energy and find balance in order to perform at a peak level and positively impact the advancement of innovation in healthcare.

HCINNOV 7442 (3 credit hours) Building a Culture of Innovation in Health Systems

This course builds foundational knowledge of complex adaptive system characteristics in healthcare. It will explore complex adaptive system theory, systems thinking and network relationships as the context of leadership action and innovation. This course focuses on healthcare innovation from a systems perspective emphasizing the importance of networks, relationships, culture and feedback.

Elective Coursework (3 credit hours)

Following completion of the three above courses, students working toward the Healthcare Leadership and Innovation certificate will be required to take an additional three credits of elective coursework. Students often choose to take elective coursework in a specific conceptual area in which they wish to gain additional expertise above and beyond the three required courses. Faculty will work with you on selecting an appropriate elective based on your goals and background.