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Disruptive Medical Technologies Course

Course title: “Disruptive” Medical Technologies

Elective course in English

Supervisors : Dr. Judit Maria Molnar and Dr. Bertalan Mesko

Disruptive technologies bring groundbreaking changes to medicine and healthcare. While medical students are being prepared for the present conditions, medical technology is going to add different values and require new skills by the time students graduate, therefore modern medical education must prepare them for a world they will have to face in their professional lives. This course was designed to present and analyze today’s medical challenges with tomorrow’s technologies in a meaningful way addressing skills that students will be able to implement in their everyday practices.

Code: AOSGRI374_1A

Date: From 4th February 2020, every Tuesday 18:00

Place: Semmelweis University Basic Medical Science Center, H-1083 Tűzoltó Str. 34-37. Budapest, Hungary, HEVESSY Hall.

Credit value: 1 point



  1. Introduction
  2. Personal Medicine – Genomic Medicine
  3. Personal Medicine – Imaging and Health
  4. Social media in medicine – From Filters to sharing
  5. Mobile health and the wearable sensor revolution
  6. Medical application of artificial intelligence
  7. Creation: From 3D printing to the future of hospitals
  8. Biotechnology and genetherapy 
  9. Methods: Optogenetics + Nanotechnology
  10. Medical robotics
  11. Future of medical technology
  12. Presentation of the selected topic      
  13. Examination     

Requirements for signiture: maximum 2 absenses from classes and 60%+ ont he final exam (written)

Other special requirements for the course: Two online tests


Grade categories:

Excellent (5): 100- 90%

Good (4): 89- 80%

Satisfactory (3): 79- 70%

Sufficient (2): 69- 60%

Fail (1): under 60%


List of texbooks:

Social Media in Clinical Practice, Springer, 2013.

The Guide to the Future of Medicine


Title 2020 date
Introduction February 04
Your A.I. Prescription February 11
Biotechnology and genetherapy   February 18
Personal Medicine – Imaging and Health  February 25
Creation: From 3D printing to the future of hospitals Marc 03
Personal Medicine, Genomic Medicine March 10
Spring break March 17
Medical application of artificial intelligence  March 24
Rectorial break Marc 31
Social media in medicine  April 07
Methods: Optogenetics + Nanotechnology  April 14
Mobile health and the wearable sensor revolution April 21
TBD April 28
Presentation of the selected topic  May 05
 Examination May 12