Identify legal terminology as well as the legal obligations as regards health data.
Identify risks involved in processing health data, in particular in light of technological developments.
Identify the rights of data subjects as regards health data.
Explore the impact of the legal framework on new technologies used in healthcare, more specifically apps and wearables.
Investigate the possibilities of using health data for research purposes.
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.
Privacy, data protection and medical confidentiality
Rights and obligations
Risks and safeguards
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.