Social media has emerged as a new channel for both seeking information, and for creating and exchanging user-generated content among peers. But as the amount of information being uploaded to social networks such as Facebook, Whatsapp or YouTube continues to grow, it is becoming increasingly difficult to discern reliable health information from misleading content.
Social Media in Healthcare Course Content
This free online course provides practical guidance to healthcare providers, patients and researchers in the use of digital technologies and communications for accessing and distributing health information.
It is an essential course for anyone who is looking into the opportunities and challenges of using social media in healthcare, including as a mass communication tool during infectious disease epidemics.
The only requirement for the course is an interest in public health, and using IT for improving health quality and patients’ safety.
Summary of Main Course Features
- Educator: Shabbir Syed-Abdul
- Online course
- Duration: 6 weeks
- 3 hours per week
- Certificates available
- Start Dates
30 Nov 2015
22 Feb 2016