Social media and networks in health and social care
Social media and networks in health and social care

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Social media and networks in health and social care

Social media and networks in health and social care

Introduction

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 you in terms of health and social care.

You will reflect on your own use of online social networks, along with the ethical and professional issues associated with these when working in health and social care settings. You will be given the opportunity to consider the wide range of health technologies available, and you will also explore the advantages and disadvantages of the internet for vulnerable children and young people with developmental and intellectual disability. The course begins by exploring the theme of ‘the internet’.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course K102 Introducing health and social care [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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