Taipei Medical University is offering free online course on Social Media in Healthcare. It is an essential course for anyone who is looking into the opportunities and challenges of using social media in healthcare, including as a mass communication tool during infectious disease epidemics
This free online course provides practical guidance to healthcare providers, patients and researchers. The course will start on May 1, 2017.
Course At Glance
Length: 5 weeks
Effort: 2 hours/week
Subject: Social Media in Healthcare
Institution: Taipei Medical University and Future learn
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on May 1, 2017
Taipei Medical University (TMU), 600 meters away from the world’s tallest green building – Taipei 101 building, has been a leader in Taiwan’s healthcare system for more than half a century due to its research, teaching excellence, internationalization and outstanding medical service. TMU has seven colleges including College of Medicine, College of Oral Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health and Nutrition, College of Nursing, College of Medical Science and Technology and College of Humanities and Social Sciences and owns three Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited hospitals with a total capacity of over 3,100 beds.
About This Course
Social media has emerged as a new channel for both seeking information, and for creating and exchanging user-generated content among peers. But as the amount of information being uploaded to social networks such as Facebook, Whatsapp or YouTube continues to grow, it is becoming increasingly difficult to discern reliable health information from misleading content. This course for anyone who is looking into the opportunities and challenges of using social media in healthcare, including as a mass communication tool during infectious disease epidemics.
Why Take This Course?
This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English. Applicants can get a verified certificate.
- Describe what social media is in the context of healthcare.
- Interpret what is good or bad through social media.
- Reflect on the patient’s role in modern healthcare ecosystems.
This course provides practical guidance to healthcare providers, patients and researchers. It is suitable for anyone who is interested in public health, and using information technology for improving health quality and patients’ safety.
Dr.Shabbir Syed-Abdul,is an assistant professor of Health informatics at Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medical Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan.
She is psychologist, researcher at the Norwegian Center for eHealth Reseach, in Tromsø, Norway; and also professor at the Open University of Catalonia, in Spain.
Luis Fernandez-Luque has been involved in eHealth and Medical Informatics research for over 10 years. He has many publications and is chairman of the IMIA Social Media WG.
e-Patient Dave deBronkart
Dave deBronkart, better known as “e-Patient Dave,” is the world’s best-known advocate for patient engagement. International keynote speaker about patient-clinician partnership.
How To Join This Course
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