Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free

Overview

Join this course to understand how health data is protected

People use technologies to track their fitness and health. Medical and health professionals use technologies to treat patients. These technologies generate a lot of health data. With technological developments in the health sector come questions of privacy.

This course will explore the protection of health data in light of the GDPR. You will learn about rights, obligations, risks, safeguards and many other related aspects. By exploring the changing data protection landscape, you will improve your awareness of how to protect health data in an evolving digital and technical world.

What topics will you cover?

  • Privacy, data protection and medical confidentiality
  • Health data
  • Legal considerations
  • Rights and obligations
  • Risks and safeguards
  • Modern technologies
  • Cross-border aspects
  • Medical research

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at anyone who is interested in the legal framework concerning health data. It will be of particular interest to medical and health professionals as well as medical researchers, insurers, IT developers, students, patients and other individuals who want to learn more about data protection and the GDPR as regards health data.

There are no requirements or expected pre-knowledge required to follow this
course successfully. You may also be interested in Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation.

Who developed the course?

University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, in the north of the Netherlands.