Social media is an important source of information for young people. TikTok is the second most popular social media site for Generation Alpha, after Youtube.
TikTok is used by:
We’re taking our information to young people on platforms they use and ways they like to consume content.
Medical students in the MD program with a keen interest in health messaging create and develop videos.
Pediatricians and other academics from the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne and Melbourne Children’s Centre for Health Analytics are guiding and supporting the student team with content advice and review.
A consumer group of adolescents provides feedback and ideas in the development process.
The TikTok channel @unimelb_health was launched on 9 November 2021.
|Professor Jim Buttery
Chair of Health Informatics
|Dr Wonie Uahwatanasakul
Senior Lecturer – Cah Coordinator, Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
Research Administrator, MCRI