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FutureLearn Medical Humanity: Engaging Patients and Communities in Healthcare

Taipei Medical University via FutureLearn

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  1. FutureLearn
    Platform:
    FutureLearn
    Provider:
    Taipei Medical University
    Effort:
    2 hours/week
    Length:
    3 weeks
    Language:
    English
    Credentials:
    Paid Certificate Available
    Overview
    Engage patients in the development of healthcare technology and treatments
    The development of healthcare treatments has given people hope to fight diseases in new ways and it is critical that medical professionals have the skills to explain the benefits of treatments to patients and, ideally, involve them in the development of new treatments in the first place.

    This online course explores the concept of doctors as “mediators” in the changing relationship between patients and technology, and introduces the theme of “medical humanity” to improve communication and trust in healthcare. Using real-life examples from Taiwan and South East Asia, you will find out how to bring patients into the development of medical technologies and treatments.

    This course is designed for undergraduates and postgraduates, with some medical, healthcare or social work experience.

    What topics will you cover?
    • The basic principles of community engagement
    • The concept of “living labs”
    • How to listen to people and use their oral histories as part of healthcare service design
    • How to make elders or minority groups an integral part of designing new medical technologies

    Taught by
    Duujian Tsai

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