Medicine in the Digital Age

VU Course ID: 00228
Curriculum: 5 weeks
Textbooks: None
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Kirsten Ostherr and Bryan Vartabedian MD
Provider: Rice University (via edX)
Recordable: This course can be recorded in your VU transcript.

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starts May 5

Course Description

The course is intended for a general audience and is relevant to anyone working or interested in the emerging healthcare environment. We will explore the role of social media in healthcare communication, the uses of wearable technologies, the potential for big data to reshape health behaviors, the ethics of personalized medicine, and the impact of these new developments on the doctor-patient relationship. Learners will gain an understanding of the connected health revolution and tools to critically analyze this evolving ecosystem. ~ Leave yourself notes in the cloud!

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