Persuasive Health Technology

Courses from the lab

Courses from the lab

 EHEALTH MOOC - COMBINING PSYCHOLOGY, HEALTHCARE AND TECHNOLOGY

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Our free online course will focus on improving healthcare in an innovative way by combining psychology and the design of technology. This implies the use of a holistic perspective focused on the user, technology and context. In order to teach the learners about the theory behind, aim and application of eHealth, we will explain what eHealth is and what its main benefits and barriers are, based on holistic evaluation results from practice. Furthermore, the User Centred Design approach will be introduced, partly by using a theoretical framework - the CeHRes Roadmap. Attention will be paid to methods for increasing involvement and adherence; we will explain how to involve users by applying the Persuasive Systems Design Model. The course ends with a look at the future and its emerging technology. What are new, innovative possibilities for developing eHealth and improving healthcare?

Knowledge, insight and application will be achieved by providing small lectures and articles on theory, displaying cases from practice, and using exercises where learners can apply their newly acquired theoretical knowledge. The cases from practice and the exercises will be focused on three domains in which eHealth is important: selfcare and prevention, supportive care and societal health.

During the course, the learner will take on three perspectives of persons involved with eHealth by means of cases and exercises. The first is the perspective of a patient that uses an application focused on depression or diabetes, the second type of user is the healthcare professional, and the third perspective is that of an eHealth developer. The user, context and technology will all play an important role in the cases and exercises.

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MOOC eHealth

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Prof. Dr. Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen (Lead educator)
Saskia Kelders (Educator)
Floor Sieverink (Educator)
Hanneke Kip (Coordinator)

COURSE EHEALTH DEVELOPMENT: A HOLISTIC APPROACH

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This course is part of the Health Sciences specialization ‘Personalised monitoring and coaching’. The course 'eHealth development; a holistic approach' covers the basic principles and theories concerning eHealth. You will become familiar with methods and techniques for user-oriented applications of eHealth technologies and with measuring their effects. The development, implementation and evaluation of persuasive eHealth technologies will be discussed extensively.

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Nadine Köhle
Prof. Dr. Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen

COURSE MONITORING AND PERSUASIVE COACHING

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This course is part of the Health Sciences specialization ‘Personalised monitoring and coaching’. ‘Monitoring and persuasive coaching’ teaches you to use information you have obtained in other subjects for coaching and offering individuals targeted counselling. You will start working on three practice-based projects. This involves following a number of specific design steps, from creating a scenario for a specific purpose (for example, stress management) to the technical realization and first evaluation. You will use data and interviews to identify coaching possibilities for physical exercise, think about how you can create a persuasive technology for aggressive forensic psychiatric patients, and use a dataset to evaluate the use of a current eHealth platform for chronic illnesses.

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Nadine Köhle
Prof. Dr. Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen