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Taipei Medical University

Digital Health for Cancer Management: Smart Health Technologies in Complex Diseases

Taipei Medical University via FutureLearn


Understand the potential of new technology in managing cancer

Recent advances in cancer treatment and management have lead to people with cancer living longer than ever before, now healthcare must begin to consider how to help people with cancer live healthily.

On this course you will explore and discuss how new digital health technologies, like wearables, social media and home sensors, are starting to transform the management of cancer. There are hundreds of apps for people living with cancer, are they helpful? Can wearable devices promote healthier lifestyles in patients with cancer? It’s time to find out.

This course has been created for healthcare professionals looking to increase their knowledge of managing cancer.


  • Introduction to Digital Health Technologies
    • Course Introduction
    • Digital Assistance
    • Patient Advocacy
  • Improving the quality of life in cancer
    • Quality of life and the mind
    • Health Promotion in patients with cancer
  • Digital Health Technologies & Industries
    • The mobile and wearable technologies for cancer
    • Commercialization of technologies for complex diseases
  • Cancer: Activating Technology for Connected Health
    • Introduction to the CATCH programme
    • Assessment Time

Taught by

Shabbir Syed-Abdul


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