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Course Overview

Digital devices are revolutionising healthcare as we know it. On this course, you will explore the impact of these new technologies on healthcare professionals and their patients. Learn how digital devices in healthcare are designed and regulated, and explore if clinical supervision in MedTech is always important.

You will also study the types of wearable devices and sensors patients use and why. As you look to the future of this technology, you will consider the impact of the miniaturisation of implantable devices, and the challenges around devices’ use of big data on healthcare systems.

  • Who are the stakeholders?
  • Digital medicine challenges and opportunities


Technology and data in digital medicine

  • Sensors and wearables in digital medicine
  • The future of wearable technology
  • Big data in digital medicine

This course is appropriate for anyone interested in MedTech and product design. The course will be of particular interest to undergraduate students studying engineering, product design, and disciplines related to healthcare, and professionals working in the healthcare sector in a medical capacity or as MedTech designers.

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
  • Describe digital transformations to healthcare
  • Discuss patient and healthcare professionals’ needs and priorities
  • Reflect on the ethical, regulatory and accessibility challenges of digital medicine 
  • Articulate the commercial opportunities of digital medicine and contributions to healthcare
  • Debate the impact digital medicine has on patients, professionals and healthcare systems