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Navigating Innovations in Healthcare | Self-Paced

Time limit: 180 days

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Course Description

The understanding of technology in business, education, and medical/clinical applications is becoming critical to be competitive and skilled in the workforce. Likewise, as technology continues to permeate every corner of society, it is more important than ever to ensure we are including diverse viewpoints in development and diffusion of innovation. The more advanced technology becomes, the more people’s lives can become mediated by these tools.   

The understanding of technology in business, education, and medical/clinical applications is becoming critical to be competitive and skilled in the workforce. Likewise, as technology continues to permeate every corner of society, it is more important than ever to ensure we are including diverse viewpoints in development and diffusion of innovation. This 10-week course will provide clinicians, students, and educators with current insights on health disparities, inclusive design, and leading trends in extended reality (virtual and augmented) as well as artificial intelligence. This course will also walk learners through how bias presents in Generative AI, the different types of biases that present, and strategies to address discrimination. Over the course, participants will learn about real-world explanations of how organizations identify and address bias. A background in technology or clinical care is not required.

Learning Objectives

  1. Evaluate current research on immersive technologies such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and artificial intelligence (AI) in therapy, education, advocacy, humanitarian work, and applications.
  2. Provide learning scenarios to understand how technology use can facilitate or impede social communication, group dynamics, and social change.
  3. Discuss the relationships between technology developers, healthcare providers, and patients and how to ensure patient centered technology is developed.
  4. Address ethical implications and inclusivity approaches using technology.

Key Topics

  • Overview of AI, robotics, AR, and VR
  • Addressing inequities and racism with technology
  • Empathy training with VR
  • Using technology to impact social change
  • Current research on immersive technologies in therapy
  • Using VR to support perspective taking
  • Technology-powered wellness solutions
  • Research and social media
  • Ethical considerations of technology

Target Audience

This course is intended for those interested in learning more about how emerging technology and how it relates to medicine and healthcare. It is intended for both clinicians and non-clinicians alike. 

Certificate

After successfully completing the course, learners will receive a certificate of completion from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Learning Prerequisites

There are no specific course prerequisites. You will need to have English language fluency.

Technical Prerequisites

The course will take place on the Canvas LMS (Canvas.jhu.edu). You will need the ability to log on to the platform, preferably using Google Chrome, to complete the content, which will include videos, readings, and assignments. You may also need to take part in other activities on Canvas.jhu.edu.

  • Hardware requirements: computer; webcam; microphone and speakers or headset.
  • Software requirements: Google Chrome web browser; access to Canvas.jhu.edu; Zoom web conferencing; Microsoft Office or similar; email

Course Lifecycle and Access

After registering, you will receive an email confirming your registration. You will be granted access to the course, which includes complete course information. Please check the course listing for additional information on course access dates. For synchronous courses, learners will have access to the Canvas course for the duration of the course. For asynchronous courses, learners will have access for 180 days after registration. 

Tuition Remission

This course may qualify for tuition remission. Please check https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/tuition-assistance/tuition-reimbursement/noncredit-courses-at-jhu/ for guidelines. If you are interested in using tuition remission, please email the OOE support email with your request.

Refund Policy and Timeline

  • Synchronous Courses
    • Refunds may be requested up to the start of the live activity, unless otherwise noted. All refund requests will incur a 10% processing fee.
  • Asynchronous Courses
    • Refunds are not allowed for active asynchronous courses.

Technical Support Statement

Please direct all technical support requests to the OOE support email. We will respond to requests within 24-48 hours. Requests received on weekends, overnights and holidays will be responded to on the next business day.

Accessibility Statement

JHU SOM is committed to providing all participants with the opportunity to pursue excellence in their learning endeavors. This includes providing disability related accommodations and services in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and our goal of delivering accessible, inclusive experiences. If you require accommodations to complete this course, please reach out to the  OOE support email. Please do not include any personal identifiable information such as social security number in any messages. 

Accreditation

JHU is not approved by Middle States for direct assessment credentials for academic credit. This course results in a certificate of completion. It will not show on any JHU transcripts and does not count toward an academic record.