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Digital Health Essentials

Discover digital health and learn how digital health improves efficiency, reduces medical errors, and improves health outcomes.

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Digital Health Essentials

525 enrolled on this course

  • 2 weeks

  • 3 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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Dive into the concept of digital health

You’ll learn a glimpse of digital health and how healthcare professionals embrace ICT for healthcare. You’ll explore the backbone of digital health, hardware and software in building digital health systems and understand the impact of digital health in improving user experience and increasing healthcare quality.

Assess gaps and opportunities in digital health

This course guides you to a few core digital health applications that can improve healthcare delivery through digital health. You’ll then discuss the issues and challenges of the applications and their opportunities to improve healthcare outcomes.

Discover cognitive and privacy perspective in digital health

On this two-week course, you’ll learn about cognitive science and privacy from the perspective of digital health.

You’ll learn how cognitive science in digital health can offer a framework for analyzing and modelling complicated human performance. It has a wide range of applications in digital health. You’ll also discuss how ethics and privacy from a digital health perspective can protect patient information and privacy.


  • Week 1

    Introduction to Digital Health

    • A glimpse of Digital Health

      Health is at the tip of your fingers! Consumers can seek health information, connect with health providers and make transactions using the computer.

    • The Backbone of Digital Health: Hardware, Software and Network

      What is coming up in Digital Health?

    • Weekly Wrap Up

      In Week 1, we would like to know how much learners can appreciate the Digital Health revolution.

  • Week 2

    Assess Gaps and Opportunities for the improvements of Healthcare delivery through Digital Health

    • Clinical Data as basis for Digital Health Systems

      The first section establishes the information and knowledge of clinical data. Clinical data and documentation are the basis of any Digital Health systems.

    • Gaps and Opportunities in Digital Health

      Learners will be exposed to the Paper-based health record and how the idea of transformation to Electronic Health Records occurs. Learners will learn about the functional part of EHR followed by data capturing aspects.

    • Cognitive and Privacy Perspective in Digital Health

      Every system that is created need the consideration of cognitive and privacy perspective.

    • Weekly Wrap Up

      Summary of Week 2

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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...

  • Explain terminology and basic principles in Digital Health
  • Assess the gaps and challenges in improving healthcare services using Digital Health
  • Apply the basic principles of data, information and knowledge in various applications of Digital Health

Who is the course for?

This course will be valuable to anyone from any discipline including healthcare professionals, information and communication technology professionals, information management professionals and who are interested in Digital health.

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Who will you learn with?

Passionate in technology & healthcare

Family Medicine Specialist and Digital Health enthusiast.

Who developed the course?

Universiti Malaya

Universiti Malaya is the premier research university in Malaysia, committed to advancing knowledge and learning through quality research and education for the nation and for humanity.

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    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • World ranking

    Top 60Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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