Social Media in Medical Education Course

The world’s first university course describing social media from the medical perspective goes global as The Social MEDia Course is launched with innovative prezis, post tests and gamification.

From the course info, “Social media is changing how medicine is practiced and healthcare is delivered. Patients, doctors, communication or even time management, everything is changing, except medical education. In the era of online communication, we clearly need a revolution!

The Social MEDia Course was launched by Dr. Bertalan Mesko, managing director of, and features 16 innovative Prezis, exciting tests, badges and achievements. Medical students, physicians and even patients, everyone is welcome to take the course which is, of course, for free. Topics include e-patients, medical search engines, mobile apps, blogging, Twitter, using Facebook as medical professionals or checking Wikipedia, Google and other online services from the medical aspects.”

Find out more:

  • Do I have to register?
    You can access all the presentations, hand-outs and can leave comments without registration. But registration is needed for taking a test and collecting the relevant badges. The process is easy and you can log in by using your Facebook or Twitter account as well.
  • About the course
    This is the global format of the world’s first university elective course focusing on medicine and social media for medical and public health students (and anybody else who is interested in this area).
  • Advisory Board of The Social MEDia Course
    The mission of the Advisory Board of The Social MEDia Course is to ensure constant improvement and directions for future developments.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    Questions and answers about the course, the prezis, the tests and the badges. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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