edX's brings first MOOC to focus on healthcare markets in India with 'Healthcare in India: Strategic Perspectives' starting from August 09, 2016. Learners will learn about the unique contradictions and challenges that define Indian healthcare.
The Indian healthcare sector is garnering global attention. Be it the evolution of Indian pharmaceutical firms, low-cost hospitals or disruptive start-ups, the sector is a laboratory of myriad market forces impacting innovation, choices and societal welfare. At the same time, India continues to battle with an inadequate healthcare infrastructure and a rising disease burden.
edX's new business course on 'Healthcare in India: Strategic Perspectives' applies a strategic lens to the sector's submarkets including hospitals, pharmaceutical firms and diagnostic equipment providers. Learners will examine the role of disruptive innovation and the ways in which public policy shapes the evolution of healthcare markets.
With this framework, they will be able to evaluate which employer to join, which healthcare stocks to invest in, where the exciting business opportunities lie, and what are the unmet needs in this sector that can be addressed by a startup. Learners will learn about the unique contradictions and challenges that define Indian healthcare.
Taught by IIMBx, 'Healthcare in India: Strategic Perspectives' kicks off on August 09, 2016. This 5-week course is the first MOOC to focus on healthcare markets in India and requires an effort of only 3-4 hours per week.
Week 1: Strategy Foundations 101
Introduction to basic strategy concepts, including Porter's five forces, resource-based view, institution-based view and related notions
Week 2: The Indian Hospital Sector
Strategic overview of a specific sub-market in Indian healthcare
Week 3: The Indian Pharmaceutical Sector
Discussion of current and key trends in the sub-market
Week 4: The Indian Medical Devices and Diagnostics Sector
Case study discussion
Week 5: Disruptive Innovation and Regulation in Indian Healthcare
Interview with industry leader(s) across the Indian hospital, pharmaceutical and medical devices and diagnostics sectors
For further information and to register for the course, click here.