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About the Course

The Cybersecurity in Healthcare MOOC was developed as part the project. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Coordination Research and Innovation Action under Grant Agreement No. 826497. The course "Cybersecurity in Healthcare" has been developed to raise awareness and understanding the role of cybersecurity in healthcare (e.g., hospitals, care centres, clinics, other medical or social care institutions and service organisations) and the challenges that surround it. In this course, we will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of cybersecurity. We look at both social aspects as technical aspects that come into play. Furthermore, we offer helpful resources that cover different aspects of cybersecurity. Even if you are not active in the healthcare domain, you will find helpful tips and insights to deal with cybersecurity challenges within any other organisation or in personal contexts as well. This course begins by introducing the opportunities and challenges that digitalisation of healthcare services has created. It explains how the rise of technologies and proliferation of (medical) data has become an attractive target to cybercriminals, which is essential in understanding why adequate cybersecurity measures are critical within the healthcare environment. In later modules, course contents cover the threats, both inside and outside of healthcare organisations like e.g. social engineering and hacking. Module 4 on Cyber Hygiene describes how to improve cybersecurity within healthcare organisations in practical ways. Module 5 looks deeper into how organisational culture affects cybersecurity, the cybersecurity culture, focusing on the interaction between human behaviour and technology and how organisational factors can boost or diminish the level and attention to cybersecurity in healthcare. Do you work for a hospital, clinic, medical practice, care centre, care provider, social care organisation, or nursing home? Do you want to improve your personal or your organisation’s cybersecurity (cyber security, IT security, information security, network security, computer security, awareness)? Then please visit to gain access to a range of resources. You can also join the Security providers and Trainers platform (see: or our Community of Practice (see:

Top reviews


Aug 21, 2022

More than extraordinary the format of this course and the clarity of the explanations. In addition to the way of evaluating that "forces" you to study and consequently improve learning. Excellent!


Nov 16, 2020
















y important for staff work in healthcare services and the management of the health institutions

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By Steve K

Dec 21, 2020

I'm probably not a part of the target audience for this course, so it may be wise to apply some sort of discount to my comments. The course is geared towards medical practitioners, care givers, and other "end users" of technology in healthcare. In the main, it probably will meet the needs of that group well enough.

My own perspective is as a security engineer working in the healthcare industry in the US. I came to the course hoping to find a European perspective on the subject, but most of what I saw here could have been copied from a similar course offered by a US university. Now, to a certain extent that's probably a good thing. In a lot of ways, establishing a security culture is a very similar process whether it takes place in Europe or in America (a hemisphere, not a country). Perhaps my expectations were unrealistic, but at the end of the day, the experience just wasn't different enough to for me to justify spending the time to complete the course.

I have several other quibbles. Design of the review questions was inconsistent. In some case multiple responses were expected, but this expectation was not communicated. In other cases, it was. This was a little frustrating, but may represent a cultural difference in how multiple choice answers are addressed in the US and in Europe. The experience didn't prevent learning, but it did inspire a little muttering under the breath.

There are some questions that obviously were written by someone who doesn't work in cybersecurity full time. Several of the "correct" answers to these questions were just plain wrong. For example, teaching users to rely on the padlock in the browser address bar has been deprecated (, at least on this side of the Atlantic. One need only look as far as the Solar Winds compromise (currently in the news as this is written) to see that there is some degree of risk associated with trusting one's security to a third party (even a third party that historically has been deemed trustworthy).

By Ahmet K

Aug 31, 2020

Course is really informational

By Roberto B T

Aug 21, 2022

More than extraordinary the format of this course and the clarity of the explanations. In addition to the way of evaluating that "forces" you to study and consequently improve learning. Excellent!

By Takoyangba l

Mar 30, 2021

It is a very helpful plus an eye opening course for those who are planning to worker in a health organization .

By Isaac K K

Jun 1, 2021

Good fundamental Knowledge in implementing cybersecurity in the healthcare facilities

By Flt L G R

Jul 22, 2020


By A. G

Jun 20, 2021

Very good course if you are looking to gain a basic understanding in cybersecurity and some 'quick win' interventions to strengthen your organisation's cybersecurity.

The tests felt very easy and didn't seem to ask practical questions. Rather, it was more of a memory exercise. I think it would be better if there were more practical tasks as opposed to easy test questions.

By Aldo N G C

Aug 27, 2020

One of the questions in Module 4 about vulnerabilities, although the right answer was provided, was deemed wrong.

By Gaston R

Oct 18, 2020

The course is very simple and contains no real concrete information to help. The speakers are merely reading a text in a super monotone way, which makes it impossible to concentrate.

Waste of time


May 26, 2021

The course would be very basic for IT people. It is good for nurse manager, personel mgmt, direct care mgmt people. It is slightly more basic information. All of these info are easily accessible online. But it does raise awareness on latter portion. There was a few peer review writing project that I feel a not necessarily. I got the course in 16 hrs total (2days). I didn't watch the video but I read the script as it is easier for me to retain the material than listening. The material is more about european than the USA. If they can update some info by adding paralell USA organization so make it more dynamic.


Nov 20, 2020

I gathered a wealth of knowledge from this course. It was very practical and very engaging. I took my time doing it therefore it took me longer than 5 weeks. I probably spent more than 2 months to complete this course nevertheless the longer you take to consume the material the more you learn. I am very grateful for the opportunities presented here.


Nov 17, 2020
















y important for staff work in healthcare services and the management of the health institutions

By Benilde M G

Mar 17, 2022

Perfect to begginers.

By Pragyat K

Aug 13, 2020


By Mahbub U A

Jan 12, 2021

Tank you so much. This is very nice course. Despite my 20 years of experience, I learned a lot from this course. I would recommend everyone those who are involved in healthcare and cybersecurity field a must enrolled themselves for this course. I Really learned many tools and terms related in healthcare cyber security. Thank you to all members / instructors for designing this course.

By Stephen N

Jul 5, 2021

This course helped me a lot to learn more about the issues faced at health care and feel the sensitivity of data of health care and it has provided many new resources which will surely be very helpful to improve the cybersecurity posture and also be ready to an extent to handle healthcare data. Thank you very much for the wonderful course.

By Ahmed B A

Nov 3, 2022

I have no words, this is totally brilliant. As a Nurse, i'll say that i didn't expect the course (which is tiny) to give this benefit to me as a guy already into IT and Nursing in the meanwhile. Big thanks to "Coursera", "SecureHospitals.EU" and "Erasmus University Of Rotterdam, NE" for their efforts.

By Oluchi O

Oct 23, 2022

Love this course as it widened my knowledge on cybersecurity with more focus in Healthcare space though the knowledge and skills can be applied in other areas. The instructors simplified it well enough. Thank you.

By Cynthia L S

Nov 5, 2022

Very good information that I can utilize at work. It was Informative and it taught me something I didn't have a clue about. So, yes I would take this course a million timetimes, because it's that good.


Aug 11, 2021

Me ha gustado mucho el curso. Abarca muchos aspectos sobre la ciberseguridad en el ámbito personal y en el ámbito de los centros sanitarios. Enhorabuena!!!

By Sabin H

Jul 14, 2022

It's been really nice to complete this course having exposed to plenty of new Cyber security issues & thoughts.

By Luis F Z R

Dec 11, 2022

Excelente curso, abarcan muy bien el tema y con demasiada informacion de apoyo. Felicidades a todo el equipo :)

By Gyan B

Nov 1, 2022

It is an excellent course, with great Presenters, and practical use cases in real-world Healthcare Setups.

By lizz m

Jul 14, 2021

The Course has been well delivered with very good resources/materials for reference!

Highly recommended

By Agnaldo H d R

Mar 5, 2021

The course is excellent. I thank the whole team for the opportunity. I wish success and God bless! ♥