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Digital Health for Cancer Management: Smart Health Technologies in Complex Diseases

Learn how new digital health technologies are transforming cancer management with this course for healthcare professionals.

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  • Duration

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    2 hours

Understand the potential of new technology in managing cancer

Recent advances in cancer treatment and management have lead to people with cancer living longer than ever before, now healthcare must begin to consider how to help people with cancer live healthily.

On this course you will explore and discuss how new digital health technologies, like wearables, social media and home sensors, are starting to transform the management of cancer. There are hundreds of apps for people living with cancer, are they helpful? Can wearable devices promote healthier lifestyles in patients with cancer? It’s time to find out.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds Hi, Everybody! Welcome to this new course on smart health technologies for cancer management. Myself, Dr. Shabbir Syed Abdul Assistant Professor of Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, Taipei Medical University Taiwan I am glad to bring this course. This is my third course in FutureLearn. And most of you familiar with my previous courses, IOT for elder care, and social media for healthcare.

Skip to 1 minute and 1 second Then, what will you learn? Definitely, you will be learning about advance digital health technologies available. How you can use. For example, Google Home, Alexa, or Siri, to get assistance for your daily, day to day life. Also, we focus on some wearable devices. And how can we use those things. And how you can get more social with your friends and family members. And also, how gamification will be helping you in order to improve your mental well being and also, physical well being or physical activities. Thank you for watching this video. Let’s get started!!

What topics will you cover?

  • Digital health technologies
  • Patient advocacy
  • Mind-Body connections
  • Gamification for Health Promotion in patients with cancer
  • Wearable technologies

In cooperation with the researchers of the European Project CATCH, this online course will cover all those topics.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify the real problems encountered by patients with cancer.
  • Explore new technologies for the management of patients living with cancer.
  • Evaluate devices, clinical trials or qualitative studies in digital health for cancer.
  • Engage better digital health innovations.

Who is the course for?

This course has been created for healthcare professionals looking to increase their knowledge of managing cancer.

Who will you learn with?

Dr.Shabbir Syed-Abdul,is an associate professor of Health informatics at Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medical Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan.

Luis Fernandez-Luque has been involved in eHealth research and development for over 10 years. He is researcher at www.qcri.org & co-funder of Salumedia. https://www.linkedin.com/in/luisfernandezluque

Who developed the course?

Taipei Medical University

Taipei Medical University (TMU) has been a leader in Taiwan’s healthcare system for over half a century due to its research, teaching excellence, internationalization and outstanding medical service.

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  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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