Teaching Millennials: Twitter, Celebrity Media and Beyond

Basia Diug, Evie Kendal

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Research on the use of social media in healthcare indicates that Twitter is the most commonly used platform for disseminating public health information, and has been used effectively when dealing with emergencies, such as natural disasters. This chapter focuses on the impact of social media–particularly Twitter–in raising awareness of public health issues among tertiary students engaged in health-related degrees. It provides practical suggestions for educators interested in using social media for pedagogical and communication purposes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching Medicine and Medical Ethics Using Popular Culture
EditorsEvie Kendal, Basia Diug
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-65451-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-65450-8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Science and Popular Culture


  • medical education
  • bioethics
  • social media
  • celebrity media
  • twitter

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