The Health Sciences Design program engages undergraduate, graduate and professional students from all disciplines in the development of solutions to health care challenges. The program offers a unique innovation space that includes advanced equipment and expert faculty and staff, giving students an opportunity to develop critical skills and competencies in health sciences design thinking.
Established in 2019, Health Sciences Design is a strategic initiative of the University of Arizona Health Sciences, founded to fulfill Health Sciences’ mission to promote next-generation education that prepares students to build and lead the future of health care.
Health Sciences Design courses offer immersive, hands-on, project-centered learning. Students collaborate to identify health care challenges, brainstorm solutions, and develop prototypes and workable solutions.
Health Sciences Design is located on the sixth floor of the Health Sciences Innovation Building, a state-of-the-art instructional, research and administrative space for the University of Arizona Health Sciences.
Health Sciences Design (HSD) offered the University of Arizona’s inaugural Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) course in 2020, leveraging HSD’s own interdisciplinary nature to bring the VIP model to Wildcat Country. VIP is a transformative approach to higher education that engages undergraduate and graduate students in ambitious, long-term, large-scale, interdisciplinary project teams.