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Medical Humanity: Engaging Patients and Communities in Healthcare

Taipei Medical University via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Subject Health Care
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 2 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 3 weeks long

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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.

Taught by

Duujian Tsai

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