I’m very excited and proud to announce that this semester I will give 20 slideshows about web 2.0 and medicine at the University of Debrecen, Medical School and Health Science Center. This will be the first Medicine 2.0 university course worldwide.
I’ve written more than 300 posts about the impact of web 2.0 on medical education and healthcare so I feel it’s time to share these thoughts and views with my fellow medical students. Anyway, the lectures will be free for everyone so it would be my pleasure if you could join us from this September in Debrecen (exact dates and times later).
The list of topics I plan to cover (some details):
- What does web 2.0 mean? (the main concept and idea of web 2.0)
- Web 2.0 in medicine: Introduction (my usual presentation, see below)
- The medical blogosphere (why to blog; advantages; examples)
- From the first comment to blog carnivals: Step by step (how to start and maintain a medical blog)
- Being up-to-date with RSS (including feedreaders, sites without RSS feed, etc.)
- How to follow easily a specific field of interest (Google Alert, online journals and clinical cases)
- Everything you have to know about Wikipedia (how and why to use it)
- The world of medical wikis (how wikis work and how many wikis we know about)
- Medical communities: online (Tiromed, Biowizard, ResearchGate, Facebook…)
- Patients on the web (Patientslikeme, D-Life, iMedix and many more)
- Second Life: Virtual medicine I. (the advantages and dangers of the virtual world)
- Second Life: Virtual medicine II. (medical exercises and education)
- Medical practices on the web (Jay Parkinson; American Well and many more)
- Education online: medical resources (Youtube, QuizMD, Clinical Cases and Images, Twitter, Flickr and more)
- Podcasts and medical videos (how and why to use these; some examples)
- A new way of collaboration: Google Docs (how to write a document online)
- Medical search engines (personalized searches, how to use Pubmed)
- The Google phenomenon (Google Docs, Health, Calendar, Alert, etc.)
- The dangers of web 2.0 (HIPAA, Honcode, anonymous bloggers and credibility issues)
- Future: is there a web 3.0? (Semantic searches and the role of web in the future of medicine)
I also plan to publish my slideshows and to run the whole course online as well (Twitter account, Youtube channel, etc.). Your feedback is much appreciated.