University of Twente Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on eHealth

University of Twente is offering free massive open online course (MOOC) on eHealth: Combining Psychology, Technology and Health. This course is suitable for everyone who wants or needs to know more about eHealth and all of its possibilities.

Over the course of six weeks, applicant will learn about the design, application, implementation and evaluation of eHealth. The online course starts on 23 May, 2016.

Course At A Glance

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 3 hours/week
Subject: eHealth
Institution: University of Twente and Future Learn
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts on May 23, 2016

Providers’ Details

University of Twente is a university located in Enschede, Netherlands. It offers research and degree programmes in the social and behavioral sciences and in engineering.

The Centre for eHealth and Wellbeing Research is a leading research centre for personalized health care. The Centre captures the available scientific expertise within the Department of Psychology, Health and Technology.

About This Course

eHealth refers to the use of technologies to improve well-being, health, and healthcare. It is an umbrella term that captures concepts about the health context, technology, and people.

This course pays attention to the perspectives of the eHealth developers, patients, healthcare professionals and healthy people who want to improve or maintain their health and wellbeing. These perspectives are applied to the three main topics of this course:
-During Weeks 1 and 2, we will introduce eHealth and show them how eHealth technologies are used to enable or improve self-care and prevention, supportive care, and societal health.
-Weeks 3 and 4 will focus on design. Applicant will learn how to design eHealth that fits the user and the context, and is able to seduce or support people into changing their behaviour.
-In Weeks 5 and 6, we focus on the diffusion and evaluation of eHealth technologies within the intended context, and among users and other relevant stakeholders.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. Applicants can pursue a verified certificate. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts.

In this free online course, University will provide applicant with insight into the domain of eHealth, describe methods to develop eHealth, and explain theories that enable behaviour change and facilitate implementation. They will also understand how eHealth technologies are developed and used in practice, by means of a variety of case studies, assignments and examples.

Learning Outcomes

After finishing this course, applicant will have new knowledge about eHealth, acquired relevant eHealth skills, and gained insight into the use of eHealth in practice.


This course is suitable for everyone who wants or needs to know more about eHealth and all of its possibilities. No specific knowledge or education background is assumed, since all concepts that are discussed will be briefly explained. For learners who desire more depth, further reading is available.


Saskia Kelders

I’m assistant professor at the University of Twente and teach eMental Health to psychology students. My research focuses on using technology and design to increase involvement in eHealth interventions

Floor Sieverink

I am a PhD student at the University of Twente. My research focuses on the use and implementation of online platforms for chronic and mental healthcare.

Hanneke Kip

I teach health psychology and technology at the University of Twente and am specifically interested in behaviour change and the application of eHealth in (mental) health care settings.

Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen

I’m a professor Persuasive Health Technology at the University of Twente. My research & tuition focuses on persuasive designs to increase trust, engagement and adherence to technologies.

How To Join This Course

Go to the course website link.
-Sign Up At FutureLearn
-Select a course and Join
-Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
-After the start date, student will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
-Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
-On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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