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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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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... [+]

Certificate 2017. 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. [-]

Advanced Certificate in Clinical Trials Administration in Latin America

UC San Diego Extension
Online Full time Part time 4 - 6 months September 2017 USA USA Online + 1 more

Clinical Trials Administration in Latin America: An Advanced Certificate Program Latin America has become an emerging leader in the competitive world of clinical trials. The high quality of clinical investigators, sites and research centers throughout this region are a magnet for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in North America and Europe seeking to implement new and exciting products in clinical studies. [+]

Clinical Trials Administration in Latin America: An Advanced Certificate Program Clinical Trials Administration in Latin America: An Advanced Certificate Program Latin America has become an emerging leader in the competitive world of clinical trials. The high quality of clinical investigators, sites and research centers throughout this region are a magnet for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in North America and Europe seeking to implement new and exciting products in clinical studies. This impressive growth in productivity in the region is accompanied by the challenge of maintaining high standards of continuous education and human capacity. The University of California, San Diego Extension (UC San Diego Extension) program in clinical trials administration is a widely recognized educational program and has established a clear reputation of excellence in clinical trials education. This program is now available to ambitious clinical professionals throughout Latin America. High quality academic training to face the competitive clinical trials market Innovation from a top biopharmaceutical cluster in the U.S. Become an active player of the change in global clinical trials Courses appropriate for all career stages UC San Diego Extension encourages students to take courses based on their individual career needs. Students complete the Advanced Studies Certificate program, a pre-packaged bundle of courses, or focus on a single subject. The Advanced Certificate Program UC San Diego Extension Clinical Trials Administration in Latin America Certificate is granted to students completing the eight required courses of Phases 1, 2 and 3. This program is taught entirely in Spanish and is for clinicians... [-]

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. ... [-]


PG Cert Public Health

University of Essex Online
Online Part time 8 months September 2017 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. [+]

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 employability amongst... [-]

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. [+]

Certificate 2017. 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... [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in Advancing Healthcare Practice

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 - 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Buckingham Milton Keynes + 2 more

This postgraduate certificate course equips you with the knowledge, skills, personal, professional and inter-professional insights and qualities needed to function as a successful change agent in the advancement of healthcare, whether that be through leadership, policy and practice innovation work, or through research, evidence utilisation and practice skill development. You have a choice of modules which enables you to give your studies either an emphasis on leadership, policy... [+]

Postgraduate Certificate in Advancing Healthcare Practice This postgraduate certificate course equips you with the knowledge, skills, personal, professional and inter-professional insights and qualities needed to function as a successful change agent in the advancement of healthcare, whether that be through leadership, policy and practice innovation work, or through research, evidence utilisation and practice skill development. You have a choice of modules which enables you to give your studies either an emphasis on leadership, policy and innovation or on skill analysis, research and evidence evaluation. Either option will equip you to make a significant difference in healthcare practice. To achieve the Postgraduate Certificate in Advancing Healthcare Practice you will need to successfully complete either Leading healthcare improvements (K827) or Researching and evaluating healthcare practice (K828). K827 provides an exceptional introduction to change agency skills through leadership, while K828 provides a clear introduction to change agency as secured through practice skill analysis, research and evidence evaluation. Either of these 60-credit modules will enable you to gain a postgraduate certificate and if you then continue your studies by taking the second module you can achieve the postgraduate diploma. You can also study a further 60-credit module to gain an MSc. The staged qualifications – a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma and MSc – are each qualifications in their own right. You can step off at any point, or study the whole programme. Both Leading healthcare improvements (K827) and Researching and evaluating healthcare practice (K828) will help you develop your study and reasoning skills; advance... [-]

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... [-]

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. [+]

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 with organizational... [-]

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... [-]

PCert Primary Dental Care for Foundation Dentists

University of Kent, Centre for Professional Practice
Campus Part time 1 - 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Primary Dental Care for Foundation Dentists PCert, is designed for primary care dentists who wish to develop their personal and professional skills to engage more effectively in meeting the changing needs of a modern dental care service [+]

Primary Dental Care for Foundation Dentists PCert, is designed for primary care dentists who wish to develop their personal and professional skills to engage more effectively in meeting the changing needs of a modern dental care service. The programme content promotes subject-specific knowledge and competencies in preparation for entry into the recognised primary dental care career pathway. It also provides transferable credits towards a Fellowship of the Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FFGDP) and an opportunity for you to develop personal and professional skills that enable you to engage more effectively in meeting the changing needs of the dental sector. The initial award is for a postgraduate certificate but further study can lead to a Postgraduate Diploma and onwards to a Master’s degree. Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HE KSS Deanery) This programme is a collaboration between the University of Kent's Centre for Professional Practice and Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex. HE KSS Deanery meets the health needs of the public across Kent, Surrey and Sussex by developing the people, skills and competencies necessary to deliver the health service of the future. Their responsibilities include the commission of high quality education and development and leading innovation in all areas of its operation. The Centre for Professional Practice (CPP) The Centre for Professional Practice is a trans-disciplinary academic department focused on flexible work-related learning within Higher Education. The Centre is founded on the belief that employers can benefit from the University of Kent’s academic and research excellence, quality... [-]

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. [-]

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 in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta

Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (Malta)
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Malta Valletta

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is now offering a one-year Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta programme taught on the Mediterranean islands of the Maltese Republic. The Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta will be taught by Bart’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, a faculty of QMUL, a member of the Russell Group of leading research-led UK Universities. [+]

Certificate 2017. Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is now offering a one-year Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta programme taught on the Mediterranean islands of the Maltese Republic. The Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta will be taught by Bart’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, a faculty of QMUL, a member of the Russell Group of leading research-led UK Universities. The Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta programme leads to the five-year Medicine MBBS Malta programme. This programme is only suitable for an applicant from a country where the education system finishes at the equivalent level of Year 12 (age 16-17) in the UK. Successful completion of the programme will provide students with the extra year of study that will bring their educational attainment to the level of year 13 (age 17-18) in the UK, which is required for entry onto the Medicine MBBS Malta. Key programme information Expected progression on to the five year - 5-year Medicine MBBS Malta Taught in English Modules designed to enable understanding of key scientific concepts and principles as preparation for Medicine MBBS Malta. 15 students for Sept 2017 Structure The programme provides you with an alternative route into Medicine MBBS Malta. This is for an applicant who needs to attain education equivalent to the level of Year 13 (age 17-18) in the UK, which is required for entry to the Medicine MBBS Malta. The Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta (CCFSM) comprises seven modules that will enable you to... [-]

Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice

University of Kent, Medway School of Pharmacy
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 - 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Medway

The Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice (PgCert/Dip GPP) is a part-time programme which runs over two to four years. It is a unique work-based learning experience that enables both Community and Hospital Pharmacists to expand their practice and access career opportunities. [+]

Overview The Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice (PgCert/Dip GPP) is a part-time programme which runs over two to four years. It is a unique work-based learning experience that enables both Community and Hospital Pharmacists to expand their practice and access career opportunities. It has been developed as a unique collaboration of higher education institutes and employers (both NHS and Community Pharmacy representatives) under the umbrella of the Joint Programmes Board. Unlike other post-graduate programmes the PG Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice (Community Pharmacy) is a work-based programme that develops your competencies using a validated competency framework which has been accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council. You will use this General Level Framework (GLF) to assess your current level of practice to identify your personal needs in order to design your unique learning programme. As it is a work-based programme the course runs separately for Community and Hospital Pharmacists. Teaching The majority of your learning will occur in your work-place guided by self directed learning, supported by study days and learning sets. You will be allocated a practice tutor who will help you plan your learning in the workplace and an academic tutor to support you throughout the course. Assessment Assessments are broadly divided into academic assessments and workplace competency assessments. A range of academic assessment strategies have been adopted including Objective Structured Clinical Examinations Multiple Choice Questions Competency-based portfolio review Written assignments to include: short essays; critical appraisals; reflective analysis of clinical work. A range of formative... [-]

Certificate in Health Care Support (Level 4)

New Zealand Career College
Campus Full time 20 weeks March 2018 New Zealand Auckland Wellington + 1 more

As the only recognised foundation pathway provider to AUT this course is ideal preparation you for further studies in health. You will gain important knowledge about health and develop [+]

Certificate in Health Care Support (Level 4) Available to domestic only As the only recognised foundation pathway provider to AUT this course is ideal preparation you for further studies in health. You will gain important knowledge about health and develop a wide range of academic skills to support your future success in a tertiary environment. Completion of this qualification gives you the opportunity to apply for enrolment into the Bachelor of Health Science at AUT, where you can choose from a range of health pathways including nursing and midwifery. Achieving the Certificate in Health Care Support also provides students with skills and knowledge suitable for work as a home or community based Healthcare Support Worker. Course Content    ... [-]