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FutureLearn Protecting Health Data in the Modern Age: Getting to Grips with the GDPR

University of Groningen via FutureLearn

  • Overview
  1. FutureLearn
    Platform:
    FutureLearn
    Provider:
    University of Groningen
    Effort:
    3 hours/week
    Length:
    2 weeks
    Language:
    English
    Credentials:
    Paid Certificate Available
    Overview
    Join this course to understand how health data is protected
    People use technologies to track their fitness and health. Medical and health professionals use technologies to treat patients. These technologies generate a lot of health data. With technological developments in the health sector come questions of privacy.

    This course will explore the protection of health data in light of the GDPR. You will learn about rights, obligations, risks, safeguards and many other related aspects. By exploring the changing data protection landscape, you will improve your awareness of how to protect health data in an evolving digital and technical world.

    The course is aimed at anyone who is interested in the legal framework concerning health data. It will be of particular interest to medical and health professionals as well as medical researchers, insurers, IT developers, students, patients and other individuals who want to learn more about data protection and the GDPR as regards health data.

    There are no requirements or expected pre-knowledge required to follow this course successfully. You may also be interested in Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation.

    What topics will you cover?
    • Privacy, data protection and medical confidentiality
    • Health data
    • Legal considerations
    • Rights and obligations
    • Risks and safeguards
    • Modern technologies
    • Cross-border aspects
    • Medical research

    Taught by
    Melania Tudorica

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