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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2024/2025
Scuola Scuola di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione
Insegnamento 059116 - TRANSDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CHALLENGES
Cfu 5.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare
Docenti: Titolare (Co-titolari) Gautieri Alfonso (Lettieri Emanuele)

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Insegnamento
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - BV (479) MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA GESTIONALE*AZZZZ059116 - TRANSDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CHALLENGES
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (471) BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA BIOMEDICA*AZZZZ059116 - TRANSDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CHALLENGES

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

This subject aims to teach students how to be critical thinkers able to apply their knowledge to solve real-life challenges within the SDG3 - Good Health and Wellbeing framework. Proponent organizations like social enterprises, not-for-profit organizations, foundations, patient advocacy groups, and voluntary associations will offer challenges. The proponent organization will define the specific objectives and expected results (project briefs) that should be addressed.

Students will work in small interdisciplinary teams composed of biomedical and management engineering Students under the joint supervision of one tutor from Politecnico and another from the proponent organization.

Solving the real-life challenge will require combining biomedical and management competencies. From the biomedical side, teams will be challenged to develop a feasibility study, a mock-up, or a prototype (coherently to the specific challenge), having the opportunity to get continuous access to a dedicated laboratory at the Leonardo Campus. From the management perspective, teams will be challenged to define the user requirements through a design-thinking approach, develop an optimal service design and business model for their solution, and run a health technology assessment exercise to inform decision-makers at different levels.

During the semester, Students will participate in a kick-off meeting at Fondazione Triulza, will participate in two interim review meetings without evaluation to collect feedback from the faculty, and a final presentation of the solutions at Fondazione Triulza with the participation of all proponent organizations.

Working on real-life challenges in small interdisciplinary teams will help Students develop i) a sense of personal responsibility concerning the project goals, ii) the ability to collaborate with peers and lead team members to meet deadlines and expectations, and iii) the necessary communication skills.

The course involves two innovative teaching CFUs.

 

NOTE: to perform basic tasks (e.g., interacting with the organizations that proposed the challenges, reading material made available by the organizations, interviewing potential users, etc.) a B1 level in Italian language according to the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" is strongly advised.


Risultati di apprendimento attesi

Students must acquire specific competencies according to the following Dublin Descriptors:

 

1 - KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

Students will learn how to develop a solution from a real-life challenge by understanding the needs of all actors, formalizing user requirements, designing prototypes (TRL 3/4), and designing a service and business model within a limited timeframe.

 

2 - APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

Given a specific project, Students will be able to:

  • gather insights from external advisors
  • plan team activities to meet deadlines and milestones as well as expectations
  • define functional requirements and technical specifications
  • design and (eventually) test the solution/prototype that has been developed

 

3 - MAKING JUDGEMENT

Given the complexity of the real-life challenge, Students will be able to:

  • develop self-assessment abilities
  • improve collaboration skills and responsibility on assigned tasks
  • estimate the resources needed for developing the proposed solution, identify risks of different natures and define mitigation actions

 

4 - COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Students will learn to:

  • improve their communication skills by presenting their work to peers and both the proponent organization and the academic tutor
  • disseminate the results of their project to a large audience

 

5 - LIFELONG LEARNING SKILLS

Students will learn:

  • how to develop a solution to a real-life challenge proposed by an external organization
  • how to contribute to a multidisciplinary team and respect a time-constrained Gantt of activities

Argomenti trattati

On the first day, students will receive a list of available challenges, each of which will have specific goals and tasks. Students can choose their top four preferences and also mention their least preferred challenge. The lecturer will form teams, and each team will be advised by both a supervisor from a proponent entity and an academic tutor.

The lessons will focus on creating a common ground among students from different topics such as need assessment, medical device regulation (MDR), privacy and data valorization in healthcare, project management, health technology assessment, and business models. Several hours will be dedicated to developing solutions or prototypes for health and social challenges. Teams will have two interim meetings to review progress and discuss any issues. The final solution/prototype will be presented by each team at an event.


Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile - SDGs
Questo insegnamento contribuisce al raggiungimento dei seguenti Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile dell'Agenda ONU 2030:
  • SDG3 - GOOD HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Proponent organizations like social enterprises, not-for-profit organizations, foundations, patient advocacy groups, voluntary associations, etc., will propose health and social challenges in the SDG3 – Good Health and Wellbeing framework. In light of this, the entire course (125h) addresses challenges related to SGD3 with a particular focus on target 3.8 – namely, “achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential healthcare services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all”.


Prerequisiti

The course will be delivered in English. However, to perform basic tasks (e.g., interacting with the organizations that proposed the challenges, reading material made available by the organizations, interviewing potential users, etc.) a B1 level in Italian language according to the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" is strongly advised.

The course has limited available places (up to 20 students from Biomedical Engineering and up to 20 students from Management Engineering) to guarantee the coordination of project-related activities and high-quality supervision. Eligibility criteria and enrolment modalities are available here: https://www.ccsbio.polimi.it/corso/laurea-magistrale/#Corsi_Inter_CS_e_Capstone_Project.


Modalità di valutazione

The final mark will be based on a group (70%) and individual assessment (30%). The group assessment will be based on the evaluation of the project deliverable handled by each group. The personal assessment will be based on a colloquium with every Student about the content of the project deliverable aimed at deep-diving methods and results. The participation to course and the exam will be in presence mode only.


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Forme didattiche
Forma Didattica Ore Didattica Assistita
(hh:mm)
% Didattica Assistita
DIDATTICA TRASMISSIVA/FRONTALE
6:00
12.0 %
DIDATTICA INTERATTIVA/PARTECIPATIVA
0:00
0.0 %
DIDATTICA VALUTATIVA
4:00
8.0 %
DIDATTICA LABORATORIALE
0:00
0.0 %
DIDATTICA PROGETTUALE
40:00
80.0 %
Totale ore didattica assistita (hh:mm) 50:00
Totale ore di studio autonomo (hh:mm) 75:00

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