General description of the project:
This is a capstone project that utilized design thinking principles to create a prototype program addressing behavior change and wellness in biomedical courses for second-year students. Students choice topics they were passionate about and crafted proposals focused on wellness and health promotion for patients and themselves, using threshold biomedical science concepts. Project evaluation is done through a 360 degrees assessment, including structured group and individual evaluations, student satisfaction surveys, and narrative reflections.
The evaluation results showed scores above 95% for all evaluated criteria, with high satisfaction rates from students. Faculty members observed the acquisition of life-long learning skills, collaborative teamwork, and higher-order thinking assessment. Ten of the 17 innovative projects developed have been submitted to be included in the university wellness program. This approach can be applied to a wide range of health professions, enhancing life-long learning, teamwork, and higher-order skills.