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Introduction to the Course

Introduction of this course.

Welcome to this course. Professor Shabbir will start to introduce you to this course’s educators and the main topics of each week. Welcome to meet our educator:

Paul Dimitri Professor Paul Dimitri BSc, MBChB, FRCPCH, Ph.D.
​ Professor of Child Health & Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology​ (Sheffield, UK​) Director, NIHR Children & Young People MedTech Cooperative​. National Institute for Health Research, National Children’s Specialty Lead​
Luis Fernandez-Luque Dr. Luis-Fernandez Luque PhD.
Co-founder Adhera Health Inc (USA)​ Chief Scientific Officer at Salumedia Labs (Spain)​
Ekaterina Koledova Dr. Ekaterina Koledova, MD. PhD
Senior Medical Director, Lead Endocrinology, Global Medical Affairs, Merck Healthcare KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany​
Rosa Professor. Rosa M. Banos, PhD
Professor of Psychopathology, University of Valencia​, Valencia, Spain
Su Dr. Pen-Hua Su, MD, PhD
Department of Pediatrics, Chung-Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
Guido Dr. Guido Giunti, MD PhD
PAdj. Prof. Digital Health Design and Development, University of Oulu, Finland. Senior Researcher, TU Delft, The Netherlands, Digital Health Consultant, Hospital de Clinicas Jose de San Martin, Argentina

Learning topics

Week 1 eHealth in diagnosis and management of growth disorders 

  • Professor Paul Dimitri: Challenges and opportunities in diagnosis and management of growth disorders
  • Dr. Luis Fernandez Luque: What is eHealth? Basic principles of digital health literacy
  • Professor Paul Dimitri: The application of e-health tools for the management of growth disorders now and in the future 

Week 2 Research in eHealth in the management of  growth disorders

  • Dr. Luis Fernandez Luque: Methodological aspects of digital health research in chronic diseases
  • Professor Paul Dimitri: Principles of child health technology development – from proof of concept to commercialization
  • Dr. Ekaterina Koledova: Using connected devices to develop real-world evidence on adherence

Week 3 Strategies to foster engagement and collaboration to support the development of e-health tools

  • Professor Paul Dimitri: Working with patients and families: Unmet needs and co-design 
  • Dr. Luis Fernandez Luque: Co-creation in digital health 
  • Dr. Guido Giunti: How to use gamification for health behavioral change

Week 4 Patient to health care provider communication in the digital era: Personalization behavioral support- Future directions

  • Dr. Luis Fernandez Luque: Technology mediated communication between patients and health care providers
  • Prof. Rosa Baños: Introduction to Behavioral psychology. Digital tools for supporting mental wellbeing for chronic conditions
  • Dr. Pen-Hua Su: Personalized Digital patient support program for patients and caregivers in growth disorders. Study case from TUITEK.

We hope you enjoy the course. Thanks.

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