In addition to the bachelor’s and master’s programmes, the programmes of excellence and the post graduate education, in 2015 the University of Twente launches online courses. These Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) will be launched via the British platform FutureLearn. Via Futurelearn you can learn about a specific topic by watching videos, listening to audio, reading articles and short quizzes. Here you will find an overview of the upcoming courses. The schedule can be found here.
Upcoming open online courses
- 22 May: Nanotechnology for Health: Innovative Designs for Medical Diagnosis
- 29 May: Philosophy of Technology and Design: shaping the relations between humans and technologies (new)
Overview of all open online courses
In this course you will learn how philosophy can help us understand the social implications of technologies. And you will find out how to apply these insights in the practice of design.
Nanotechnology is used to control and manipulate nanometer-sized matter with nanometer precision. This can be atoms, molecules, or larger biological structures such as DNA or living cells.
This free online course explores the potential of nanotechnology in medical applications, to create new devices that can be used to diagnose a disease or monitor a medical treatment.
eHealth refers to the use of technologies to improve wellbeing, health and healthcare. It is an umbrella term that captures concepts about the health context, technology and people.
In this free online course, we will provide you with insight into the domain of eHealth, describe methods to develop eHealth, and explain theories that enable behaviour change and facilitate implementation. You will also understand how eHealth technologies are developed and used in practice, by means of a variety of case studies, assignments and examples.
This course pays attention to the perspectives of the eHealth developers, patients, healthcare professionals and healthy people who want to improve or maintain their health and wellbeing. After finishing this course, you will have new knowledge about eHealth, acquired relevant eHealth skills, and gained insight into the use of eHealth in practice.
As part of this free course, participants from all over the world learn how they can improve the chain they are working in with relatively easy means, as well as make it more sustainable.
Key themes of the course are today’s supply chain practice, the latest academic knowledge and relevant innovations from the field of ICT. Innovating supply chains requires out-of-the-box thinking. The boundaries between disciplines, departments, companies and countries need to be overcome in order to improve the chain. The course therefore focuses on professionals and students who want to look beyond disciplines such as production, distribution, marketing and finance.
Participants of the MOOC gain insight into the network of activities from production to customer. This supply chain perspective is where the most opportunities for innovation can be found.
Ultrasound is an easy and quick technique to visualize structures inside the human body. It is a relatively harmless and accessible technique. It has been used for decades in medical practice.
During this course, you'll learn how ultrasound imaging is using a clinical environment and how the underlying technology is used to improve patient care. The course is intended for prospective students who are interested in the professional discipline of health care due to knowledge or interest in physics, mathematics or biology.
In addition, the MOOC is focused on medical professionals who work with ultrasound and who wish to learn more about the engineering and technology in an ultrasound device.
Many professionals in the Geo-health domain have originally been trained either in GIS or health. This course builds on the expertise of participants that are already working in the Geo-health domain and would like to more effectively use geo-information to deal with a variety of public health issues. This is achieved by means of a two-staged course design.
The first stage consists of a MOOC in which scientific work on a variety of Geo-health topics is explained in an understandable way, bridging the gap between scientists and Geo-health professionals and providing a platform to exchange experiences with many other health professionals.
The second stage consists of a face to face course in which participants are exposed to contemporary approaches of spatial data handling and use of geo-information tools in the public health domain.