Margaret M. Hansen
University of San Francisco
As a Professor of Nursing at the University of San Francisco I designed and now teach a novel blog-based online course: Social Media in Health Education. The course is an ongoing elective offered once during each academic year. The aim of the course is to introduce students to social media technologies used in health and by healthcare professionals. Students demonstrate and discuss the way individuals, medical staff, and researchers use social media tools to find, create, discuss, and share health information in the digital age. Furthermore, students explore the way consumers and professionals make critical decisions informed by social media tools.