The “Social Media in Medicine” Course At Semmelweis University Launches!

I’m always very excited when the new semester of the Social Media in Medicine university course launches at Semmelweis University. I’ll today introduce medical students to the world of social media by showing them a lot of practical examples; as well as to the world full of technological advances they will face when they leave medical school.

10 weeks, 16 extended topics, two surveys, one exam, and a lot of Facebook challenges.

This course is still unique worldwide and I created a digital format as well so not only medical students at Semmelweis University can acquire such digital skills.

Here is the timeline:

  1. September 17. Introduction to social media and medicine
  2. September 24. Medical search engines and the Google story
  3. October 1. Information pollution and reforming modern education
  4. October 8. The mysteries of medical blogging
  5. October 15. Crowdsourcing on Twitter from a doctor’s perspective
  6. October 29. Medical communities, Youtube and medical mobile apps
  7. November 5. The era of e-patients and managing a medical practice online
  8. November 12. Wikipedia: the power of communities
  9. November 19. Virtual worlds; Written test exam
  10. November 26. The future of medicine and the Internet, Results of the surveys