Launch of The Social MEDia Course
The growth of social media is changing how medicine is practiced and healthcare is delivered. The ways in which patients, doctors, and all healthcare professionals communicate and manage their interactions is changing due to the growing use of common social media applications and the growth in use of increasingly powerful mobile communications devices.
However, Dr. Bertalan (Berci) Mesko believes that medical education is lagging, and needs a revolution (in his words). In 2008, Berci launched a course at the University of Debrecen, Medical and Health Science Center in Hungary; this was the world’s first university accredited course for medical, dentistry and public health students abut social media and medicine. After several iterations of the course, which proved extremely popular with students, from February 2012, he began to teach the course at Semmelweis University of Budapest, the oldest medical school in Hungary (1769). The course is now an elective course that is part of the official medical curriculum at the two universities, is taught to several hundred students and runs over 14 weeks.
As the next step, Berci has now launched The Social MEDia Course (http://thecourse.webicina.com/). This is a free online course, available to anyone to access. While the course was primarily designed for medical and public health students as well as medical professionals, the vast majority of the presentations can provide useful pieces of information for patients and basically for everyone interested in health and social media.
The Social MEDia Course uses a series of 16 ‘Prezi’ (prezi.com) presentations that run online, and each one is accompanied by a test that can be completed. On completion, a badge is added to the user profile which you can share on any social networks, and after finishing all 16 elements, a personalized certification is available to show successful completion of the course. An introductory Prezi gives an overview of the course.
Berci is a member of IMIA’s Social Media Working Group, and the course has been revised with, and will be monitored by, input from an international advisory board that includes members of the IMIA SMWG (http://thecourse.webicina.com/pages/advisory/).
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.
About IMIA News
IMIA News is the most frequently updated news and information service from the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA – www.imia.org). We aim to provide items about IMIA, its members, and their activities, as well as material from the wider health and medical informatics communities globally. We extract content to provide a regular, initially monthly email newsletter for IMIA members. News updates are automatically sent out via Twitter, and a selection are highlighted on the main IMIA website and the IMIA Facebook page. We also use the OnSwipe plug-in to provide a special iPad interface.
This news service is under continuous development as we explore its usefulness to IMIA members and the wider community. We will incorporate new applications and features when they seem to be of benefit.
IMIA News can now be accessed at http://news.imia.info Contact email for all IMIA News issues: news[at]imia-services.org
SubscribeSubscribe to IMIA News by Email or see 'Subscribe' page for other methods
Search IMIA News
- RT @APAMInews: View CMIA.info for updates from #APAMI member China Medical Information Association #mHealth 2 months ago
- RT @eJHInews: See a recent volume of the e-Journal of #HealthInformatics: eJHI.net #HealthIT https://t.co/7GGsmUSSGA 2 months ago
- RT @pahowho: We need to do more to achieve #GenderEquality in health #IWD2016: paho.org/hq/index.php?o… #UniversalHealth https://t.co/jM8FN… 2 months ago
- RT @COACH_HI: 7 MORE DAYS! #ehealth2016 #earlybird discount extended to March 14 bit.ly/1YNPadK @CIHI_ICIS @GevityInc https://t.co… 2 months ago
- RT @gmdsEV: The next IMIA General Assembly (GA) meeting will be held in #Munich, Germany on August 28, 2016 in conjunction with #HEC2016. @… 2 months ago
IMIA website QR Code
This is the QR Code to access the IMIA website via mobile/smartphones and other QR readers.