Digital Health: Law and Ethics

Angeboten von: Prof. Dr. Horst Kunhardt, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Bleyer, Anna E. Schmaus-Klughammer
Anbietende Hochschule: TH Deggendorf, Uni Passau, Uni Augsburg
Kurssprache: Englisch
Wissensgebiet: Gesundheitswissenschaften Kostenfrei
Durchschnittliche Bearbeitungszeit: 20 Stunden Kostenfrei Einschreiben
Bildnachweis: Benedikt Krieger

Was erwartet Sie in diesem Kurs?

The course Digital Health: “Law and Ethics” is suitable for anyone working in or interested in the healthcare sector. Furthermore, the course is a preparatory course for students who will apply for the Bachelor Health Informatics and the Master Digital Helath and Master Global Public Health courses at the Technische Hochschule Deggendorf, European Campus in Pfarrkirchen or any other student interested in the topic. This course was developed get a first impression and to get familiar with the legal and ethical questions in Digital Health. As digital health becomes more and more important in healthcare. Students from other courses (e.g. Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Care etc.) who will take this OPEN vhb course will get a better understanding about the important topic.

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Was können Sie in diesem Kurs lernen?

Students who will finish the course “Digital Health: Law and Ethics” will be familiar with the foundations of Digital Health, Law, Law in Digital Health, Ethics and Ethics in Digital Health. The knowledge gained will allow a better understanding of each of the topics as well as of the synergies in different settings.


Course Content and Structure

These are the main topics of the course "Digital Collaborative Systems in Healthcare": 

Chapter 1 - Digital Health

  • Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Lesson 2: Software
  • Lesson 3: Hardware
  • Lesson 4: Quiz

Chapter 2 - Law

  • Lesson 1: Definition
  • Lesson 2: Sources of Law
  • Lesson 3: Law Systems
  • Lesson 4: European Law
  • Lesson 5: Quiz

Chapter 3 - Digital Health and Law

  • Lesson 1: EU Law
  • Lesson 2: Classification of Medical Devices
  • Lesson 3: Examples of Classifications
  • Lesson 4: International Health Regulations
  • Lesson 5: Legislation of Patient Safety
  • Lesson 6: Privacy for Patient Data
  • Lesson 7: Cross Border Healthcare in the European Union
  • Lesson 8: Telehealth Around the World: A Global Guide
  • Lesson 9: Quiz

    Chapter 4 - Ethics

    • Lesson 1: Introduction to Ethics
    • Lesson 2: Types of Ethics
    • Lesson 3: Ethics and Empathy
    • Lesson 4: Quiz

    Chapter 5 - Digital Health and Ethics

    • Lesson 1: General Ethics in Health
    • Lesson 2: Medical Ethics
    • Lesson 3: What is Health Ethics?
    • Lesson 4: Digital Health
    • Lesson 5: Ethics and Telemedicine
    • Lesson 6: Digital Health and its Challenges: An Ethical Approach
    • Lesson 7: Quiz

      Chapter 6 - Use Cases

      • Lesson 1: Use Case 1 - e-Wellness Devices
      • Lesson 2: Use Case 2 - Remote Monitoring of Elderly People at Home
      • Lesson 3: Use Case 3 - Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging Analysis in Histopathology
      • Lesson 4: Quiz
      • Lesson 5: End of Course - Well Done!

      Angeboten von

      Professor Dr. Horst Kunhardt

      Vice President of Deggendorf Institute of Technology.

      Founder of the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI)

      Prof. Dr. Bernhard Bleyer

      Chair of Theological Ethics at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at University of Passau

      Weitere Autorinnen und Autoren

      Anna E. Schmaus-Klughammer, LLB(hons)

      Associated Professor and Researcher at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology

      She teaches Digital Health, Telemedicine, Law and Ethics at ECRI.

      She is the coordinator of this course.


      This course is for people interested in Digital Health and how it is related to law and ethics. The main target group will be people directly or indirectly involved in healthcare. This can be nurses, physicians, dentists, physiotherapists as well as people who have an IT background and would like to learn more about how IT in healthcare has to take into consideration law and ethics. Since the role of technology is increasing in healthcare and since telemedicine becomes more and more important in cross border healthcare and international context, legal regulations are also becoming more important. However, what is feasible and legally allowed in digital health is not always ethically acceptable.


      Once you have correctly answered at least 80% of all quiz questions included in the course, you may download a certificate of participation.


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