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University of Leeds

MedTech: Digital Health and Wearable Technology

University of Leeds via FutureLearn


Explore the opportunities and challenges of using digital devices in healthcare

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.

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.


  • What is digital medicine?
    • Welcome
    • What is digital medicine?
    • Who are the stakeholders?
    • Digital medicine challenges and opportunities
    • Revision
    • Summary
  • Technology and data in digital medicine
    • About Week 2
    • Sensors and wearables in digital medicine
    • The future of wearable technology
    • Big data in digital medicine
    • Revision
    • Summary

Taught by

Zhiqiang Zhang


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4.4 rating at FutureLearn based on 17 ratings

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  • Anonymous
    This course focuses on data, evaluation methods and the OPERSATIONAL ,economic evaluation of digital health MEDICINE. This module focuses on key data considerations for digital health including data management, data visualisation and methods for evaluating digital health interventions. The key focus is on experimental and quasi-experimental design approaches that can be applied to evaluating digital health interventions and key considerations for the economic evaluation of digital health interventions.

    Well structured, comprehensive and interesting. GOOD WORK
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course is great for anyone interested in digital medicine and, in particular, wearables. The course provides very interesting topics such as the historical development of wearables and ethical issues in the utilization of medical digital devices. The management of huge amounts of data produced during the utilization of digital medicine is evaluated too.
    Hence, if you're interested in digital medicine (particularly wearables), this course is certainly for you. Learning material is clear and the learning process is easy with this course.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    It's a great course about digital health. I enjoy learning about this theme.

    You will understand the importance of use wearables, telemedicine, and other digital solutions and how these to help the care and to work of HCPs.

    We've seen private companies or startups work in wearables or devices. Now also it's necessary to implement digital in public healthcare and empower patients.
  • Anonymous
    I have just completed this course. As a health care professional I found it an interesting and well thought out module with a useful insight into the future of digital health and technology. I feel that the course would be suitable for anyone with an interest in science and technology.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course is eye opening. I got to understand the importance of digital medicine. This course awoke my mind to great creativity that is still possible in the field. Infact, it's the best I have ever seen.

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