3 credits. Student option grading.
Active participation from local and global leads, industry, and healthcare providers, students examine how well-designed environments and policies empower people, organizations, and communities to achieve their health-related operational and business objectives. Students apply the lessons from high-impact environments to their specific area of interest (e.g. senior living, healthcare, hospitality, education, housing, landscape, and urban planning).
Assess environments strategies and policies, identify operational and environmental gaps, and propose design solution.
Explore how concepts of environmental psychology, behavioral economics, sustainability, and LEAN can be used to optimize facility and environmental design.
Take part in conversations with community, national and global leaders and participate in debates to evaluate various impacts of decisions on people.