Find out how and why you should engage patients and communities in the development of new healthcare technology and treatments.
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 humanities” 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.
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.
When would you like to start?
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What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:
- Explain what ‘living labs’ is about.
- Investigate the development of medical humanities in one's context.
- Design a course using methods learnt during this course.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for undergraduates and postgraduates, with some medical, healthcare or social work experience.
Who will you learn with?
Professor and Director (Institute of Humanity in Medicine, Taipei Medical University) also Associate Professor, National Yang-Ming University.
Who developed the course?
Taipei Medical University
Taipei Medical University (TMU) has been a leader in Taiwan’s healthcare system for over half a century due to its research, teaching excellence, internationalization and outstanding medical service.
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