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Tufts University’s Mobile Health Design Course

Posted Feb 26 2013 5:31am

The folks at Tufts University’s Health Communication Summer Institute asked if I could help spread the word about some of the courses this summer. This post features their course in Mobile Health Design.

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Mobile Health Design

Tufts University’s Mobile Health Design course is offered online May 22-June 26, 2013 through the Health Communication Program at Tufts University School of Medicine.

As mobile devices evolve in both utility and sophistication, mobile health (mHealth) has become an essential tool for health organizations to reach their target audiences. This 5-week online course examines the impact and potential of mobile devices for health education, support, tracking, and behavior change. Guest lecturerswill bring diverse expertise and perspectives to course material. Students will design health apps that incorporate evidence-based guidelines and capitalize on the unique capabilities of smartphones.

Previous students have come from organizations such as NYU School of Social Work, Yale University, and UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy.

Individual class sessions will take place 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. ET on Mondays and Wednesdays.  The course will be conducted entirely online using Adobe Connect and Google+ Hangouts.

You can enroll in Mobile Health Design online at < http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1186611 > . Both healthcare and public health professionals are invited to enroll. Tuition costs $1,500, $1,200 early discount before April 21, 2013.

Contact course director Lisa Gualtieri < mailto:lisa.gualtieri@gmail.com >  with any questions about the course or view the course website < http://mobilehealthdesign.org/ > . For registration questions, contact the Tufts Public Health and Professional Degree Programs Registrar, Janice Gilkes < mailto:janice.gilkes@tufts.edu > .


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