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Digital Approaches to Health and Illness Online Course

April 29, 2022

BMES T 580 - Summer Term (June 20 - September 2, 2022) - 3 credits

Course Description

The future of health is digital and Drexel is leading the way! This online course explores trends in the monitoring of health and illness parameters from the earliest monitoring tools, i.e., the thermometer, stethoscope, and sphygmomanometer to the digital tools of the present and future.

Learn about the history of digital health and hear directly from the greatest minds in the field. Through both asynchronous and live discussions with experts, students will consider the most appropriate use of health monitoring for self, patients and clients who desire to remain physically and mentally healthy or who may be experiencing chronic illnesses.

The research literature on health monitoring and the “quantified self” is explored, including emerging language and terms, tools, legal and ethical issues, cybersecurity, cyber-dependency and the most appropriate use of health data.

Eligible Students

This course is broadly designed to serve the interests of graduate students or undergraduate students at the junior or senior levels who are interested in developments in digital health technologies and tools used to monitor health parameters to maintain and improve health in health individuals and those with chronic illnesses. Beyond general interests in digital health technologies, this course is particularly suited for

  • Biomedical Engineering, Engineering or Computer students
  • Business students
  • Medical students, Nursing students, Physician Assistant students, Physical Therapy students, Nutrition students, Psychology and Mental Health Sciences students
  • Pre-law students and Law students
  • Public Health students
  • Media, Arts and Design students
  • Arts and Sciences students
  • Health care management students
  • Entrepreneurship students

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