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Certificate programs are an excellent option for students yearning to further their education in order to get the career that they want. These programs are shorter than degree programs, and they tend to focus on one aspect of a discipline. After earning a certificate, most students elect to go directly into the work force.

What is a certificate in health? A certificate in health prepares students for a career in the health sciences field. Students are typically expected to take a wealth of science courses such as biology, chemistry, nutrition, and anatomy. Courses in psychology and genetics may also be required in more advanced programs. Students are usually instructed using examinations, lectures, and other assignments. At the end of their studies, students should be able to understand basic bodily functions and illnesses.

Earning a certificate in health can provide students with a variety of professional and personal benefits. After finishing a program, the majority of students report earning higher wages and gaining access to more career advancement opportunities.

The cost of acquiring a certificate varies from place to place and from school to school. Program duration and program competitiveness also impact costs. For more in-depth financial information, students should contact their school of choice directly.

There is a multitude of career options available to health students. The majority work in the healthcare field as educators, teaching future generations of nurses, scientists, and researchers. A small minority choose to remain in an academic environment, performing experiments and research in order to advance their understanding of the human body and its processes. Other health scientists work as consultants, helping government agencies and private institutions with public health issues.

If you want to earn a certificate in this field, you may want to consider earning your certificate online. Online programs are a great alternative for students seeking a more nontraditional learning environment with more flexibility. For more information, please search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Degree In Nutrition And Dietetics

Université Internationale de Casablanca
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 Morocco Casablanca

The Bac + 3 Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics is a university education aimed at developing dietary and food science skills in order to prescribe nutritional plans to promote health, contribute to a better management of diseases and better Manage the complications of certain disease states. [+]

Certificate 2017. 2/3 of the diseases are related to our lifestyle including diet. Nutrition has become a fundamental and future discipline for both healthy and sick people. The Bac + 3 Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics is a university education aimed at developing dietary and food science skills in order to prescribe nutritional plans to promote health, contribute to a better management of diseases and better Manage the complications of certain disease states. It allows graduates to practice a medical profession, to have preventive and therapeutic tools such as conducting nutritional label analyzes, to issue adapted dietary plans or to advise patients or overweight subjects. Exclusive to UIC The International University of Casablanca is part of Laureate International Universities, the world's largest network of private universities: more than 70 universities in 25 countries and more than 1,000,000 students. Personal development courses Learning foreign languages: English, French, Arabic and Spanish Very high level faculty Foreign speakers High-Level Speakers ADMISSIONS Admissions post bac This course is for bachelors: Moroccan or foreign scientists (mathematical sciences, physical sciences or experimental sciences) or equivalent recognized diploma TERMS OF ACCESS Access follows: Case Study Written tests Oral interview PROFILE OF THE GRADUATE The graduate in Nutrition and Dietetics is a health professional able to: Determine the dietary needs of a healthy subject or disease Contribute to the development and implementation of recommended nutritional plans To monitor patients with specific nutritional needs Analyze nutritional recommendations for public or private healthcare institutions Ensure the nutritional quality of products... [-]

Health Care Aide Certificate

Reeves College
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Calgary Edmonton

Health care aides work under the supervision of nurses of health professionals but they work directly with the clients on a daily basis. Most clients of health care aides suffer from a chronic medical conditions or physical or cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer's disease, spinal injuries, epilepsy, and dementia... [+]

Health care aides work under the supervision of nurses of health professionals but they work directly with the clients on a daily basis. Most clients of health care aides suffer from a chronic medical conditions or physical or cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer's disease, spinal injuries, epilepsy, and dementia. Health care aides provide the necessary support and assistance that clients need to help them carry out the necessary tasks for day-to-day living. Those tasks include but are not limited to mealtime assistance, medication delivery, bed making, client mobility, and assisting with child care. Effective communication is a key component for the role of health care aide. In many instances, health care aides will be faced with difficult situations that require the confidence and experience to resolve in a non-violent manner. At Reeves College, we stress the importance of professionalism and train our students on how to recognize potentially violent situations and how to solve and resolve them. Students enrolled in the Health Care Aide Government of Alberta Provincial Curriculum certificate program at Reeves College will also complete two mandatory practicums in care facilities where they will take the knowledge they have learned in the classroom and apply it to clients in real-world situations. [-]

PG Cert Public Health

University of Essex Online
Online Part time 8 months Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online Colchester + 1 more

The Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health is an advanced qualification designed to equip busy health professionals with a recognised qualification from a top UK university while continuing to work at the same time. [+]

Certificate 2017. The Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health is an advanced qualification designed to equip busy health professionals with a recognised qualification from a top UK university while continuing to work at the same time. This course will provide you with an introduction to modern public health. You will explore contemporary issues facing population health, develop skills in assessing health needs and priority setting and understand the theory and evidence of promoting public health. Why study this subject? The knowledge and skills you will develop will help to expand your sphere of influence in a current health role or provide a base from which to explore employment opportunities in a public health setting. If you pass the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health successfully, and feel confident to continue with your studies, we will give you the option to enrol on further modules to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health or the full Master of Public Health programme. Course Structure Introduction The Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 60 credits at Level 7. Level 7 modules: Topics in Public Health (20 credits) Health Needs Assessment and Priority Setting (20 credits) Health Promotion (20 credits) Career Prospects If you’re looking to enhance your professional career, online study is one of the most cost-effective, convenient and flexible ways to get your Public Health qualification regardless of geographical location, work or personal commitments. We are dedicated to improving... [-]

Graduate Certificate in Australian Nursing (EPIQ)

Southern Cross University
Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 Australia Gold Coast

The Graduate Certificate of Australian Nursing (EPIQ - Education Program for Internationally Qualified Nurses) is designed for internationally qualified registered nurses who wish to practise as a registered nurse in Australia. [+]

The Graduate Certificate of Australian Nursing (EPIQ - Education Program for Internationally Qualified Nurses) is designed for internationally qualified registered nurses who wish to practise as a registered nurse in Australia. This course is a program of academic and clinical studies that prepares candidates to gain registration within Australia through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Career opportunities The course provides graduates with the opportunity to engage in a broad spectrum of clinical nursing specialties. Professional recognition This course is fully accredited with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and provides the necessary qualification for graduates to be eligible to become a Registered Nurse in Australia through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Professional placement Compulsory supervised workplace experiences reflect the current registered nurse standards for practice, major health priorities and contemporary nursing practices. The eight-week placement enables candidates to consolidate theoretical learning and build upon their professional practice. Professional experience placements require students to fulfil certain prerequisites prior to attending placement (e.g. a working with children check and National Police Certificate). Prior to applying for a course offered by the School of Health and Human Sciences, please consider the important information regarding these requirements. Major areas of study The course is responsive to contemporary nursing practices and provides content and clinical experiences in: Contextual nursing and health: Australian health care system, primary health care, mental health, acute and complex care, chronic disease management, palliative care, aged care, pharmacology, Indigenous studies. Professional practice: professional, legal and ethical... [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in Neuroscience of Learning

Ponce Health Sciences University
Campus Part time 1 year September 2017 Puerto Rico Ponce

This certificate program trains teachers, students and professors to comprehend and use principles of neuroscience and neuropsychology in their work with students and for implementing learning environments based upon these principles. This includes specific instructions to teach children with learning disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism, Asperger, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Mental Retardation. [+]

Certificate 2017. Authorized by the Council of Education of Puerto Rico (CE) This certificate program trains teachers, students and professors to comprehend and use principles of neuroscience and neuropsychology in their work with students and for implementing learning environments based upon these principles. This includes specific instructions to teach children with learning disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism, Asperger, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Mental Retardation. The program also addresses the needs of Psychologist and other school personnel interested in developing advanced and extended knowledge on the application of neuroscience of learning principles to their clinical work with children. Psychologist accepted to the program with a solid background on the biological bases of behavior may directly register in an elective NSL 0503 Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessment course providing advanced assessment competencies in school and clinical settings. Curriculum Semester 1 Semester 2 Admission Requirements This certificate program trains teachers and professors to comprehend and use the principles of neuroscience and neuropsychology in their work with students and for implementing learning environments based on these principles. This includes specific instruction to teach children with learning disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism, Asperger, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Mental Retardation. The main goal of this postgraduate certificate is to bridge neuroscience with education to improve both, the delivery (through teachers) and reception (through students) of information in academic settings. Courses are held on Saturdays. Course Credits Core courses 11 General Education 3 Concentration/Specialty 3 Electives 1 Total 18 Bachelor’s degree in Education or in... [-]

Certificate in Health Sciences

The Open University
Online Part time 1 - 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Buckingham Milton Keynes + 1 more

What happens to our bodies when we drink alcohol? How does access to clean water affect health? If you’re interested in the scientific and social aspects of disease and disability, this certificate is for you. It integrates biological, chemical and physical sciences with psychology, health statistics and social sciences to investigate the underlying causes and solutions in a range of conditions – from pain and addiction to cardiovascular disease and cancer... [+]

Certificate in Health Sciences What happens to our bodies when we drink alcohol? How does access to clean water affect health? If you’re interested in the scientific and social aspects of disease and disability, this certificate is for you. It integrates biological, chemical and physical sciences with psychology, health statistics and social sciences to investigate the underlying causes and solutions in a range of conditions – from pain and addiction to cardiovascular disease and cancer. Key features of the course Explore health topics in their wider personal, cultural and social contexts Learn to evaluate evidence; understand and use scientific terms and concepts; handle numbers; and interpret graphs and tables Enhance your employability in healthcare and other settings Builds a solid foundation for further study. Educational aims This certificate aims to provide a broad introduction to health sciences. Your studies will: introduce you to a range of basic concepts, data and terminology relevant to the health sciences expose you to different lines of evidence and key debates relating to topics in the health sciences present health topics in their wider personal, cultural and social contexts enable you to develop basic skills in: written and computer-based communication; information literacy using a variety of text-based, graphical, numerical and online sources; presenting and interpreting numerical data; and using a computer to support your learning foster enthusiasm and confidence in studying the health sciences by providing a framework that will equip you with the study skills necessary for undergraduate OU level 1 study. Fees We... [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in Algology

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 years November 2018 Belgium Brussels

The Interuniversity Certificate/Postgraduate Studies in Algology is designed to teach advanced and multidisciplinary knowledge and skills of pain management to physicians in hospitals, pain centers and in private practice. The additional qualification designation can be attained by qualified doctors during or after their specialization. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The ‘Interuniversity certificate/postgraduate studies in algology’ is a joint initiative of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Universiteit Antwerpen, Universiteit Gent, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Universite de Liege, Universite Libre de Bruxelles and KU Leuven. It is a 2-year course (40 ECTS credits) and consists of 5 course units: Advanced studies in algology part 1 Advanced studies in algology part 2 Clinical internship 1 in a recognized pain center Clinical internship 2 in a recognized pain center Capita selecta The Interuniversity Certificate/Postgraduate Studies in Algology is designed to teach advanced and multidisciplinary knowledge and skills of pain management to physicians in hospitals, pain centers and in private practice. The additional qualification designation can be attained by qualified doctors during or after their specialization. During this postgraduate education the physician gains the necessary scientific knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to provide an excellent patientcare to patients with complex pain-issues. The student gains a profound insight in complex forms of acute, subacute and chronic pain. The student has to develop additional communicative, social, technical and manual skills to evaluate patients on a multidisciplinary level and to function in a multidisciplinary team. In addition, the student has to be able to apply his own specific expertise from previous specialized education in a multimodal treatment plan. The content of the education is organized based on the CanMEDS competence-domain: physician, scientist, communicator. ... [-]


Certificate for Practical Nurse

St. Theresa International College
Campus Full time 1 year June 2017 Thailand Nakon Nayok

Our Certificate for Practical Nurse program is just what you need to begin your career in the fast growing, demanding field of nursing. Being only a one-year short course, it will prepare you for all the challenges of patient care. [+]

Our Certificate for Practical Nurse program is just what you need to begin your career in the fast growing, demanding field of nursing. Being only a one-year short course, it will prepare you for all the challenges of patient care. Practical nursing is all about administering necessary actions throughout a patient’s road to recovery and ensuring assistance is given to medical doctors with all physical and mental aspects of patient handling. After completion of the program, you will be ready to pass the national practical nursing license examination, where you will gain your licensed status and begin a rewarding career in the world of healthcare. What will I learn? The curriculum of the Certificate for Practical Nurse program has been designed to provide the perfect balance of both general education and nursing science. From child and elderly care, to maintenance of medical tools, our practical nursing program shall expose you to all the necessary procedures and practices needed for optimal patient care and comfort. Nursing science subjects that you will cover include: anatomy, physiology, health promotion, childcare, elderly care, medical technologies, and many more. Since the English language is widely accepted as the world’s common language for international communication, we have incorporated intensive English language training as part of your curriculum. Skills in the English language will be very important and necessary when you come in contact with patients from all over the world. To assist with your training in the practical aspects of nursing, our hospital simulation facilities provide... [-]

Certificate 3 in Aged Care

Hunter TAFE - Australia
Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 Australia Newcastle

This course is for people who work or want to work in a range of aged care facilities and home care situations. [+]

Certificate 2017. This course is for people who work or want to work in a range of aged care facilities and home care situations. You will learn about the aged care sector, how to provide personal care and support for older people and how to interview and communicate with older people within residential facilities and home care situations. You should be aware that you may be required to undergo occupational screening and be vaccinated against infectious diseases as part of the clinical placement in a public or private hospital or medical facility as part of this course. Your teachers will give you further advice. [-]

PGCert in Multidisciplinary Healthcare Simulation

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Campus Full time Part time October 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

Suitable for all health care professionals with an interest or involvement in delivering training and education, the main aims of this programme are to provide you with an understanding of the principles of adult learning and how they can be applied to multidisciplinary health care simulation training [+]

Suitable for all health care professionals with an interest or involvement in delivering training and education, the main aims of this programme are to provide you with: an understanding of the principles of adult learning and how they can be applied to multidisciplinary health care simulation training an understanding of the evolution, variety and importance of human factors in healthcare practice the knowledge and skills required to design, develop and facilitate simulation training the debriefing skills required to aide learners subsequent reflection and development Simulation is becoming increasingly prevalent as a tool for teaching and learning in health care because it provides a safe environment in which students can develop clinical skills and non-technical skills via guided debriefing. The aim of this programme is to provide healthcare educators and other healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills required to design, develop and facilitate effective simulation training and education for their learners. Why study this course Academics from the University of Birmingham, with experience in education and simulation based training, and experienced clinicians based at the University Hospital Birmingham have designed this programme. The programme offers you the opportunity to study the principles of experiential learning theory in healthcare simulation, the process of creating simulation scenarios and the concepts underlying safe and effective debriefing. In addition to theoretical study the course aims to promote the wider use of simulation modalities, non technical skills and human factors in healthcare teaching, learning and practice. Modules This programme comprises three distinct but complementary, compulsory... [-]

Healthcare Administration Certificate

University of Redlands
Campus Part time 12 months January 2018 USA San Diego

Develop important management, supervision and process improvement skills necessary to support today’s complex healthcare industry. [+]

Certificate 2017. Develop important management, supervision and process improvement skills necessary to support today’s complex healthcare industry. Required courses include: Healthcare Leadership Principles and Practice (3 credits) [HADCS 302] Examine the principles of leadership, supervision and management within the healthcare system. Topics include problem solving, management best practices, professionalism within the industry, strategic thinking, management styles and approaches, leadership development, opportunities for improvement and professional development. Healthcare Quality and Performance Management (2 credits) [HADCS 303] Learn to improve organizational quality, effectiveness and performance. Topics include quality management, best practices in healthcare systems, project and program management, data analysis, quality improvement standards and benchmarks, performance improvement programs, supervision and teambuilding, regulatory requirements and external accreditation standards. Healthcare Finance (4 credits) [HADCS 306] Learn the fundamentals of healthcare financial management, with an emphasis on accounting, financial statements, finance and payment systems, cash flow analysis, risk management, budgeting and capital finance. Healthcare Human Resources Management and Labor Relations (3 credits) [HADCS 305] An overview of human resources management practices in healthcare organizations. Topics include work force planning, labor law, recruitment and retention, training and development, contract physician and nurse management, performance management, regulatory requirements, job analysis and design, and labor relations. Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (2 credits) [HADCS 304] Explore a managerial perspective on the effective use of data and information technology to improve performance in healthcare organizations. Topics include data collection, analysis and security, systems development and deployment, current trends in information systems, limitations of data systems, and aligning information systems... [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Trials

University of London International Programmes
Online Full time 1 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

This degree is for experienced professionals who wish to broaden their role in the design, management, analysis and reporting of clinical trials. It will also benefit anyone wishing to understand more about trials before moving into this field. [+]

A prestigious Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Trials by distance learning This degree is for experienced professionals who wish to broaden their role in the design, management, analysis and reporting of clinical trials. It will also benefit anyone wishing to understand more about trials before moving into this field. The programme aims to: develop your knowledge and understanding of the key decisions surrounding the design, delivery and assessment of clinical trials; encourage critical and evaluative skills that will help you reach independent scientific judgement; teach you how to apply the conceptual and practical tools needed to initiate clinical trials; promote self-development by providing an environment for you to practise skills of selection, assimilation and communication. Programme details The course is developed by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Europe's leading postgraduate medical institution in the subjects of public health and tropical medicine. Individual modules Studying individual modules on a stand-alone basis is an ideal option if you wish to update your professional knowledge or sample the programme. The fee is £1,900 per module. How you study The course allows you to study independently, at a time and pace that suits you (subject to some course-specific deadlines). As a distance-learning student, you'll receive: Comprehensive learning materials Your materials are provided via a dedicated Virtual Learning Environment. These include: Study guides, textbooks, and student handbooks. Additional computer software, where required (e.g. Stata). Vibrant graphics, plus interactive diagrams and tables. Access to past examination papers and Examiners' reports. Access to the... [-]

Skills Certificate in Fire Technology

College of Marin
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kentfield Novato

These courses provide occupational education and training for men and women who wish to pursue coursework in fire technology. [+]

Certificate 2017. These courses provide occupational education and training for men and women who wish to pursue coursework in fire technology. Skills Certificates Skills Certificates are an acknowledgement that the student has attained a specified set of competencies within an occupational program. Skills Certificates may be part of a “ladder” of skills, beginning with job entry skills and leading to a full Certificate of Achievement program or may constitute a skill set that enables a student to upgrade or advance in an existing career. Skills Certificates require less than 18 units and are shorter in duration than the Certificate of Achievement. Emergency Medical Technician Training Course Skills Certificate The Emergency Medical Technician Training Course certificate meets the requirements of the California Health and Safety Code for basic EMT-1 training. The approving authority is the Marin County Emergency Medical Service Agency. This course completion is valid for two years from the completion date and shall be recognized statewide. Note: This is not an EMT-1 Certificate. [-]

Phlebotomy Technician Program

APLMED Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Aurora

Successful graduates of our Phlebotomy Program gain essential skill and education in phlebotomy that will enable future phlebotomists to effectively communicate and interact personally and professionally in a health care setting. To date the Phlebotomy Program at APLMED academy has graduated more than 150 students. [+]

Most areas of medicine rely on diagnostic testing often on blood. Phlebotomists collect the blood necessary for testing; allowing the physician and health care provider to make informed decisions. Skilled phlebotomists can find hidden veins, introduce a needle into a vein, and extract blood with little or no discomfort to the patient. Successful graduates of our Phlebotomy Program gain essential skill and education in phlebotomy that will enable future phlebotomists to effectively communicate and interact personally and professionally in a health care setting. To date the Phlebotomy Program at APLMED academy has graduated more than 150 students. Classroom Components Since the phlebotomist is considered a part of the laboratory team, they must be trained in all aspects of specimen collection and processing. Our program includes safe and efficient work practices that teach students to: Obtain specimens Collect blood by venipuncture or capillary Handle specimens Proper labeling, sorting and preparation for testing Communication skills Emergency procedure ‘Real-Life’ Experience As students learn with hands-on training by a certified and working phlebotomist instructor they will also take part in an unpaid externship to gain “real-life” experience before entering job opportunities. Upon a successful completion of the Phlebotomy Program at APLMED Academy and complete externship, graduates earn a Certificate in Phlebotomy. Small Classes APLMED Academy maintains a maximum capacity per Phlebotomy class as eight students, with three groups starting simultaneously. Former students of this program praise it for the intimate classroom interactions and teaching methods. Certificate Requirements Upon completion of our program, successful students... [-]

Specialization Certificate - Clinical TB Management

UOC Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Online Full time October 2017 Spain Barcelona

In this specialization program, we have assembled a group of professionals who work in TB to treat TB in most of the issues that should dominate a doctor who wants to know and deal with this disease. From the most up-to-date information, regarding the pathophysiology of the disease and the technology of systems biology to the most recent advances, going through prophylaxis and therapy, or the latest technology in diagnosis going through the most important aspects, concerning the control of infection in countries with high incidence and the aspects that must be taken more into account in order to obtain the complicity of the community to achieve a transverse approach that allows us to eradicate this disease. [+]

Certificate 2017. Tuberculosis (TB) is still a pending issue of humanity. It is estimated that the disease, caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, has already killed more than 1,000 million people throughout history. And what is worse, the natural history of infection, extremely discreet, makes consider t is eradicated in many parts of the world. It is clear that it is not true at all! TB pathogen is still more effective, more deadly there. The current reality is far from its control. A third of humanity is infected with latent tuberculosis, and we know that 10% of these people develop the disease. Nowadays, this still causes two million deaths every year, the increase of ten million new TB cases and one hundred million new infections annually. Credits: 15 ECTS Start: October 2017 Degree: Clinical TB Management Language: English In this scenario, a glimmer of hope rises: TB can be treated with the drugs we have today. It is a curable disease in the vast majority of cases. The most important problem is the rejection because of stigma, and especially the invisibility that surrounds it. Is there TB here? Impossible! Do I have TB? No way! In this specialization program, we have assembled a group of professionals who work in TB to treat TB in most of the issues that should dominate a doctor who wants to know and deal with this disease. From the most up-to-date information, regarding the pathophysiology of the disease and the technology of systems biology to the most... [-]