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Application of Digital Health Interventions

Taipei Medical University via FutureLearn


In this course, you’ll learn digital health applications on complex diseases. Based on WHO guidelines, digital health intervention is defined as a discrete functionality of digital technology that is applied to achieve health objectives. We will explore research on the development of digital health. Issues like why digital health is important and how digital health can affect our future will be discussed.

Next, we will focus on the digital application of stress and mental diseases such as insomnia, depression,  and schizophrenia. There are many apps that utilize the Cognitive behavioral therapy module to interact with users. We will try on several apps and webtool and discuss how these tools can help patients change behavior, cognition, or alleviate their pain. In the last week, we will see cases of digital apps studying dementia, and patient care.

While apps related to healthcare spring up in the market for the public, how could we evaluate the efficacy of these apps? We will read a couple of research papers and studying the evaluation form. With the advanced medical technologies and innovations on mobile, how these medical applications can benefit the health system still face many challenges. By completing this course, you will gain a  better understanding of what digital health development is heading toward.

This course is for anyone interested in the psychonology, digital health and mental illness.


  • Digital Health Intervention
    • Welcome
    • Digital Health Intervention
    • Mobile Device Application
  • Digital Health Application: Mind and Body
    • Telemedicine
    • Stress and Insomnia
    • Digital Health and the Rise of Mental APPs
  • Mental Illnesses and Digital Health
    • Major Mental Disorder
    • Evaluation Model
  • Digital Health on Dementia and Patient Care Application
    • Dementia and Digital Health
    • Complex Disease: Caner and Technology
    • Assessment Time

Taught by

Shabbir Syed-Abdul


4.5 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

3.8 rating at FutureLearn based on 4 ratings

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  • It's more of how digital interventions affect our mental health,in way that aperson may develop isomia, dementia,stress depression,loss of interest in any thing this person may do.
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    Jean Marie Millot
    An amazing mooc on the future of medicine. Maybe the title of the mooc should just be "Digital Health?". The course is provided by Taipei Medical University, Graduate Institute of Mind, Brain and Consciousness. Mindblowing.

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