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Short Course

Self-Care with the Aid of Technology

Apps and Wearables

Our Self-Care with the Aid of Technology (Apps and Wearables) short course will introduce you to assisted technologies. These technologies target patients dealing with non-communicable diseases.

Why study with us

  • Be part of a digital health ready workforce.
  • Tailor your study to your career aspirations, professional or organisational needs and interests.
  • Online delivery means you can fit your studies around your work and other commitments.

Key course information

Level: Postgraduate, Level 7
Delivery: Online
Study mode: Part-time
Duration: 4 months
Module code: M4087
Start date: September, January and May

The course is taught online and tutorials can be scheduled to suit your work pattern.

Course overview

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Discuss in detail how current technologies are used in self-care
  • Critically appraise how self-care applications are governed, developed, procured and regulated
  • Critically evaluate the economic case for self-care and evidence how this will influence health policy
  • Design a self-care programme utilising digital technologies 


Future careers in digital health

Our digital health courses will prepare you for work in the digitally-literate healthcare organisations of the 21st century.

You'll exploit digital opportunities in healthcare to improve patient outcomes. This means you'll deliver safe care more efficiently and effectively. You'll bridge the gap between health and social care teams.


This course is based in the School of Medicine and Dentistry

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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