eHealth refers to the use of technologies to improve well-being, health, and healthcare. It is an umbrella term that captures concepts about the health context, technology, and people. In the free online course “eHealth: Combining Psychology, Technology and Health” you can learn about the design, application, implementation and evaluation of eHealth.
eHealth: Combining Psychology, Technology and Health – Course Content
This course provides you with insight into eHealth, describes methods to develop eHealth, and explains theories that enable behavior change and facilitate implementation. You will also understand how eHealth technologies are developed and used in practice, by means of a variety of case studies, assignments and examples.
This course pays attention to the perspectives of the eHealth developers, patients, healthcare professionals and healthy people who want to improve or maintain their health and wellbeing. These perspectives are applied to the three main topics of this course:
Weeks 1 and 2: How eHealth technologies are used to enable or improve self-care and prevention, supportive care, and societal health.
Weeks 3 and 4: How to design eHealth that fits the user and the context, and is able to seduce or support people into changing their behavior.
Weeks 5 and 6: The diffusion and evaluation of eHealth technologies within the intended context, and among users and other relevant stakeholders.
No specific knowledge or education background is assumed – all concepts that are discussed will be briefly explained. For learners who desire more depth, further reading is available.
Summary of Main Course Features
- Educators: Saskia Kelders, Floor Sieverink, Hanneke Kip and Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen
- Publisher: University of Twente
- Duration: 6 weeks x 3 hours per week
- Starts: 23 May
- Certification: Certificates available