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Let’s review the past few weeks…

A short review of the whole course.
Dear Learners, Once again I am confronted with the bittersweet ending of our time together. It is bit sad to walk away from a community that has become close to heart Thank you for your enthusiasm and feedback. The purpose of this video is to emphasize the issues discussed in this course to highlight the take away home message. for you guys In case if you missed some activity you can go back and complete it. Please don’t forget to click “Mark as complete” once you finish your activity. Let us go week by week In the first week I got more than 600 comments if precise 626 so far The background of the learners was wide from college students to pensioners.
If you remembered we discussed about what is good, bad and ugly about the social media in healthcare. We also discussed one of my article on misleading health related information disseminated via social media. this youtube Then we discussed how social media brings a new dimension to healthcare systematic review by Moorhead et.all. Week 2 was about social media generated big data we discussed how fake news was spread during the Ebola outbreak. We know that information available on social media can seem far-fetched and even dangerous at times. We discussed on how to use big data during disease outbreaks can be used In week 3 we focused on gamification and social media for health behavior change.
We learned how gaming can be used for disease management how the gaming can impact on behavior of the players. One of the interesting comments from our learner was young people believe everything that internet says more than their parents or a doctor. So playing games that teach them how to develop some health issue could be totally useful. Week 4 was about the use of social media during emergency crisis communication and management. You have learned how HealthMap can be used to track the infectious diseases during crisis. I hope you have read the recommended article on the coverage of Ebola virus disease epidemic on YouTube.
One of the recent examples that come to my mind is the rumours spread in mid of Chennai flooding that crocodile escaped from Madras Crocodile Bank Trust has created huge panic among already disturbed public. and it was done using social media like facebook and whatsapp One of our learner suggested the authors of mis-information should be accountable in some ways or forms for causing harm.
I wonder if it’s possible for twitter to find the originator of these harmful tweets and have the authorities arrest them this might stop other people from spreading harmful mis-information or those trying to make a quick buck out of a deadly situation in the future Use of social media by hospitals and health authorities was topic of week 5. I have discussed the 10 things hospitals need to know about social media. I have also recommended watching videos from Mayo Clinic and Boston Childrens’s Hospital Facebook page about Ebola and social media hysteria please watch it if you have missed. In the last week we will focus on patient empowerment through social media. The renowned public speaker from US Mr.
David deBronkart also known as “e-patient Dave” will be tutor for this week. We will share his immense experience on this topic. Once again I want to remind you to complete questionnaire at 3.1 Please don’t forget to click on “Mark as complete” once you finish your activity. then we know how many people have submit the finished their activitys The most interesting experience is instead of questioning my explanations in the videos you went along with it and offered very specific feedback about what worked and what didn’t. It helped me to see you are capable of much more than I expected with incredibly experiences and thinking skills.
You recognized that I had control over and helped me to make sure that course was running as smoothly as we could want it to run. Let me end this video with thanking for the comments that inspired me, motivated me in our discussions. Also I want to thank my course lecturers Dr. Luis Fernandez Luque and Elia Gabarron and Mr. Dave You also helped me to realize what I need to learn so I can do better with next course. I implore you as always to be smart and to make wise choices. Read great books, explore your world get to know others’ ideas and perspectives. Enroll and recommend your friends to get enrolled in useful and informative online courses.
Lets make this world beautiful and healthy place to live. Hope to see you in my future courses on Future Learn. Thanks for watching this video.

We are nearly at the end of the final week. I am so glad you are here and keep learning.

I would like to review some of the most important ideas in each week.

Following will be a small test to conclude this course.

I wish you all enjoy it!

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