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Institute of Digital Healthcare


Skilling Healthcare Professionals in a Constantly Evolving Landscape

The only constant in healthcare is change and uncertainty – and this couldn’t be more apparent than in the emergence of SARS-cov-2.

Leading figures such as Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates did warn of the dangers of a global pandemic. After all, we’ve been here before with influenza at the turn of the 20th century and more recently in 2009. But no one could have predicted the scale of the Covid-19 outbreak globally and how swiftly it would turn life upside down.

There is still much to learn about the impact of the virus on patients and the NHS. Unknowns include how long immunity lasts, what the health consequences will be for survivors in the months and weeks to come, and how the health service and its workforce will need to adapt.

by Dr Sudi Lahiri. Senior Teaching Fellow & Course Leader for MSc Healthcare Operational Management

Practical considerations for micro/nanotechnology enabled biosensors

The field of biosenso­­­rs, driven among others by recent advances in micro and nanotechnologies, has seen the development of ultra-sensitive sensors. The progress has been such that the limit of detection of many micro/nano-sensors is low enough for the early diagnosis of a range of diseases...

by Jerome Charmet, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering.