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April 7, 2022


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The focus of this course, Social media and networks in health and social care, will be on the concept of internet safety and the possible advantages and disadvantages the internet offers in terms of health and social care. It will also explore the ethical and professional issues associated with online social networks when working in health and social care settings.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of using the internet in health and social care
  • Evaluate your own use of online social networks and the implications of these for workers in health and social care
  • Evaluate the impact of the internet on the experiences of users of health and social care services.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction 00:10:00
  • Learning outcomes 00:10:00
    • The internet 00:10:00
    • Advantages and disadvantages 00:10:00
    • Health and care on the internet 00:10:00
    • Children, young people and the internet 00:15:00
    • Working with vulnerable young people online 00:30:00
    • The internet, social media and me 00:15:00
    • Defining online social networks 00:15:00
    • Reflecting on your digital footprint 00:05:00
    • The ethical debate: Googling service users and patients? 00:15:00
    • The ethical debate on PTG 00:20:00
    • Conclusion 00:10:00

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