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Course module: 202000863
Research and Innovation in Healthcare
Course info
Course module202000863
Credits (ECTS)15
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionDutch
Contact personB.J. Bergink - Voorthuis
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B.J. Bergink - Voorthuis
Contactperson for the course
B.J. Bergink - Voorthuis
Examiner J. Brands
R. Kortekaas
dr. A. Lenferink
Academic year2022
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
At the end of the module, the student is able to:
… design a questionnaire by operationalizing concepts and to assess the quality of a questionnaire.
… process and analyze a dataset through the statistical software R and to interpret and report the results.
… develop and implement an innovation based on literature and data given a situation from practice.
… explain different forms of innovation and apply them to change processes in healthcare organizations.
… calculate and interpret descriptive statistical quantities and perform and interpret simple probability calculations and statistical tests.
… create a data visualization using Tableau and one or more public data sources in healthcare.
Solving health care problems requires various approaches of which scientific research is one. In this module the student acquires knowledge and expertise in carrying out health care research. Solving health care problems also implies innovation, although this is not a self-evident process. The module therefore offers insight in the role of innovation in organisations and in the factors that affect innovation and change processes. Next to that, the student gets insight in the informal processes of health care organizations and, related to that, insight in reasons why health care practice is often different from what is rationally and formally planned (sociology and health care organization).
This knowledge is important for each health scientist working in the complex health care practice. The students will design a health care research themselves and they will provide an advise by analysing a dataset for the project. Knowledge regarding research methods and organizational change management will be applied.
Module 3
Participating study
Bachelor Health Science
Required materials
Robbins, S. P., & Barnwell, N. (2006). Organisation theory: Concepts and cases (5th edition). Pearson Education
Recommended materials
Instructional modes


Project supervised


Healthcare & Organizations

Scientific principles in health care

Medical statistics

Change processes and management

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