Online course in Health & Psychology

MedTech: Digital Health and Wearable Technology

Discover digital health and learn how wearable technology is transforming healthcare with this online MedTech course.

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 5 hours
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Explore the opportunities and challenges of using digital devices in healthcare

Digital devices are revolutionising healthcare as we know it. On this course, you will explore the impact of these new technologies on healthcare professionals and their patients. Learn how digital devices in healthcare are designed and regulated, and explore if clinical supervision in MedTech is always important.

You will also study the types of wearable devices and sensors patients use and why. As you look to the future of this technology, you will consider the impact of the miniaturisation of implantable devices, and the challenges around devices’ use of big data on healthcare systems.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 5 secondsDigital medicine has the potential to democratise healthcare as it gives patients a greater understanding of the body, and can allow health professionals to provide individually tailored guidance. It's providing new ways to screen, diagnose and treat medical conditions, and presents a wide range of opportunities for people to be more involved in their own health care. You will learn how medtech develops, from bedside devices to wearable and implantable devices. You will explore how smart sensors record and collect data, work with healthcare systems, and discover the benefits for the NHS and other healthcare services. Meet leading academics, healthcare professionals and medtech innovators who will help you gain a better understanding of digital medicine, and how products and services are developed and implemented.

Skip to 0 minutes and 58 secondsYou will also investigate the benefits and challenges associated with big data and the possible implications for the future of healthcare. Discover the expertise and work taking place at the University of Leeds in this field of medtech.

Skip to 1 minute and 13 secondsJoin us for Medtech: Digital Health and Wearable Technology today.

What topics will you cover?

  • What is digital medicine?
  • Who are the stakeholders?
  • What are the opportunities and challenges?
  • Sensors and wearables in digital medicine
  • The Future of Wearables
  • Big data in digital medicine

Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service: This course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service, which means it can be used to provide evidence of your continuing professional development.

When would you like to start?

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    This course started 30 Sep 2019

What will you achieve?

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

  • Describe digital transformations to healthcare
  • Discuss patient and healthcare professionals’ needs and priorities
  • Reflect on the ethical, regulatory and accessibility challenges of digital medicine 
  • Articulate the commercial opportunities of digital medicine and contributions to healthcare
  • Debate the impact digital medicine has on patients, professionals and healthcare systems.

Who is the course for?

This course is appropriate for anyone interested in MedTech and product design.

The course will be of particular interest to undergraduate students studying engineering, product design, and disciplines related to healthcare, and professionals working in the healthcare sector in a medical capacity or as MedTech designers.

Who will you learn with?

Zhiqiang Zhang

Zhiqiang Zhang

I'm Zhiqiang, a University Academic Fellow in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Leeds. I work in the area of wearable electronics and pervasive sensing technologies, with an emphasis on

Who developed the course?

As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.

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