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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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Certificate in Computed Tomography (online)

Southwest University at El Paso
Online Full time 9 months September 2018 USA El Paso

This program is designed to prepare registered radiology technologist (RT) within a radiology field to advance in their career and be proficient to participate in a different modality within their profession. This certificate will serve as specialty advancement in radiology from as an Associates Degree in Radiology to a Certification in Computed Tomography. The program emphasis includes course material specialized in the Computed Tomography modality such as: CT Sectional Anatomy, CT Procedures, CT Physics, and CT instrumentations. [+]

This program is designed to prepare registered radiology technologist (RT) within a radiology field to advance in their career and be proficient to participate in a different modality within their profession. This certificate will serve as specialty advancement in radiology from as an Associates Degree in Radiology to a Certification in Computed Tomography. The program emphasis includes course material specialized in the Computed Tomography modality such as CT Sectional Anatomy, CT Procedures, CT Physics, and CT instrumentations.

Admissions requirements:

A high school diploma or its equivalency is required for admission into the program; Successful interview with an intake (admissions) counselor; and Successful completion of an ARRT Imaging registry unencumbered license (Registered Technologist, RT(R), (RTT)) license will be verified by admissions director for successful completion of the ARRT Registry) or successful completion of an ARRT recognized program (must be approved by department director). Updated immunization records ( a listing of immunizations can be located in the admissions office) A student must complete a prerequisite orientation to determine if he or she will be able to manage education utilizing the online platform. In order to receive credit for attending this orientation (presented on the LMS), a student must complete an assessment exam questioning if they are capable of managing the delivery throughout the duration of the program. This will serve as a determinant if the student is prepared to start with the distance education platform provided. ... [-]

Online Graduate Certificate Program in Clinical Research

Division of Graduate Medical Sciences at Boston University School of Medicine
Online Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 USA Boston

Clinical research is the fastest growing discipline in the burgeoning medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Keeping pace with the ever-increasing body of knowledge and new regulatory procedures generated by advances in clinical research is critical to career success. [+]

Clinical research is the fastest growing discipline in the burgeoning medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Keeping pace with the ever-increasing body of knowledge and new regulatory procedures generated by advances in clinical research is critical to career success.

The objective of the Nondegree program is to provide an in-depth understanding of the scientific fundamentals of human research.

The Curriculum provides an in-depth understanding of key, fundamental elements of clinical research, including:

Clinical trial design and conduct Clinical research regulations Good clinical practices of research Critical evaluation of the medical, research literature Who can benefit from this program? ... [-]

Certification in Massage Therapy

National University of Health Sciences
Campus Part time 1 year September 2018 USA Lombard Saint Petersburg + 1 more

The massage therapy programs at National University provide thorough training in every area necessary to practice successfully as a professional massage therapist. Our distinctive curriculum provides you with a solid grounding in anatomy and physiology, includes the study of massage theory and history, and offers extensive training in clinical massage as well as business practices and ethics. You will be prepared for immediate work in any healthcare setting or for self-employment. [+]

Program Overview

The massage therapy programs at National University provide thorough training in every area necessary to practice successfully as a professional massage therapist. Our distinctive curriculum provides you with a solid grounding in anatomy and physiology, includes the study of massage theory and history, and offers extensive training in clinical massage as well as business practices and ethics. You will be prepared for immediate work in any healthcare setting or for self-employment.

Curriculum

You can earn your Certification in Massage Therapy in 3 trimesters or just one year of convenient evening classes. Or, if you've earned your general education requirements toward a two-year degree at another college, you can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Massage Therapy by completing our program. ... [-]


Certificate III in Individual Support

Einstein College of Australia
Campus Full time 48 weeks January 2019 Australia Melbourne

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support. [+]

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

Pathways

After completing this qualification, individuals may undertake further studies in: CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support.

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Implant Placement Programme

Healthcare Learning
Online & Campus Combined Part time 9 - 12 months June 2019 United Kingdom London

Implantology is a complex subject that has become a vital part of mainstream dentistry in the last decade. With the increasing demand from patients, dentists need to pursue continued study to equip themselves with the necessary skills and competence to tackle a range of different cases. [+]

Overview

This 9 to 12-month part-time programme is designed to give dentists the confidence when placing implants, and ultimately improve their earning potential.

We take you through theory, hands-on practicals, live implant placement, continuing mentorship after programme completion and offer the opportunity to travel to Greece for a working holiday where you complete complex case implants on live patients. We ensure you have the skill and confidence to complete complex implant procedures at your practice.

Methods of Study

The blended learning programme is delivered online through live learn casts, recorded lectures, and eLearning. Learn causes are completed by industry experts and are accessible from anywhere in the world.... [-]


Interdisciplinary Online Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia

Trinity College Dublin Online Education
Online Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

The aim of the Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia is to facilitate students to develop a comprehensive academic and evidence-based approach to their practice, to critically explore and critique dementia care service provision. [+]

The aim of the Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia is to facilitate students to develop a comprehensive academic and evidence-based approach to their practice, to critically explore and critique dementia care service provision. The design is such that it will promote collaboration between disciplines of nursing, medicine, occupational therapy, social work and other professionals working with persons living with dementia and their families/significant others. Graduates of this course, in applying their learning, will be enabled to promote and develop excellence in dementia care in their practice setting thus ensuring that people with dementia live a dignified and meaningful life.

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Certificate in Medical Office Management

American Heritage College
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Orange Garden Grove Long Beach Oceanside + 2 more

Students will gain knowledge in all areas necessary for medical office management, including terminology, records management, ethical issues, and more. Students enrolled in this course will gain knowledge of Medical Terminology and understand the language of medicine as it relates to the primary body systems. [+]

Medical Office Management

Students will gain knowledge in all areas necessary for medical office management, including terminology, records management, ethical issues, and more.

Students enrolled in this course will gain knowledge of Medical Terminology and understand the language of medicine as it relates to the primary body systems. Principles and procedures used in Records Management including paper and EMR (Electronic Medical Record) and EHR (Electronic Health Record) will be discussed in addition to hands-on applications. Legal and Ethical issues in healthcare will be covered including HIPAA Compliance and Privacy Rules, Fraud and Abuse. Concepts relating to effective communications will be included as well as how to screen and transfer incoming calls and handling complaint calls.... [-]


Certificate IV in Ageing Support

BCA National Training Group
Online & Campus Combined Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Australia Darwin

If you want to work in aged care, this course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and ethical attributes to work at an advanced level. [+]

Certificate IV in Ageing Support - International

If you are working in aged care, the Certificate IV in Ageing Support will equip you with the skills needed to work at a specialised level.

The Ageing Support qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services, either in a residential or home or community-based environment.

The qualification involves 120 hours of work placement and covers specialised subjects covering personal support needs, palliative approaches, individual service delivery support and interventions.

If you want to work in aged care, this course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and ethical attributes to work at an advanced level. Study with one of Australia's most trusted training organisations. At a glance: ... [-]

Skills Certificate in Fire Technology

College of Marin
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Kentfield Novato

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

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 acknowledgment 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... [-]


Certificate In Health & Social Care Level 2

Alpha Gateway College
Campus Full time 6 months January 2019 United Kingdom London

This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working with adults in health and social care environments. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures. [+]

What does the qualification cover? This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working with adults in health and social care environments. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures. It has three pathways: Generic Health and Social Care Dementia Learning Disability It is also a must-have for all those undertaking the Level 2 Health and Social Care Apprenticeship. Who is it suitable for? All those who wish to work or who are working in a supervised role with adults in health and social care. What are the entry requirements? You should be at least 16 years old and in employment. ... [-]

Certificate in Biomedical Engineering

Tufts University - School of Engineering
Campus Full time Part time January 2019 USA Medford

The certificate in biomedical engineering addresses this need through a highly interdisciplinary course of study that allows students to focus on biomedical instrumentation, biomedical optics, biomaterials/biotechnology and tissue engineering or other related areas of study. [+]

The booming biomedical industry demands skilled professionals whose expertise can cross traditional boundaries of science and engineering. Companies are seeking electrical engineers who understand the medical uses of diagnostic imaging instrumentation, biotechnology professionals with training in tissue engineering to develop tissue implants, and mechanical engineers who are well-versed in biomaterials to design artificial joints.

The certificate in biomedical engineering addresses this need through a highly interdisciplinary course of study that allows students to focus on biomedical instrumentation, biomedical optics, biomaterials/biotechnology and tissue engineering or other related areas of study. Courses are taught by faculty in engineering as well as experienced clinical professionals from Tufts' world-renowned health science schools.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Health Information Technology (HIT)

Kennesaw State University
Online Campus Full time September 2018 USA Kennesaw

The Graduate Certificate in Health Information Technology (HIT) Program is designed for IT professionals who have a bachelor's degree and have taken the Graduate Transition Certificate in Information Technology (or the equivalent through other coursework) to advance their knowledge in the field of Health IT.

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Graduate Certificate in Health Information Technology

The Graduate Certificate in Health Information Technology (HIT) Program is designed for IT professionals who have a bachelor's degree and have taken the Graduate Transition Certificate in Information Technology (or the equivalent through other coursework) to advance their knowledge in the field of Health IT. All the courses in the Health Information Technology Certificate are offered both face-to-face and online.

Students graduating with this program will have a strong background in fundamental principles and applications of the use of information and communication technology in healthcare in different healthcare settings, as well as hands-on experience with Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems widely adopted by healthcare providers.... [-]


Medical Assisting Certificate

American National University
Online Campus Full time 40 weeks September 2018 USA Salem USA Online + 2 more

Our Medical Assistants are multi-talented healthcare professionals, skilled in performing routine clinical and administrative procedures for healthcare settings such as physician’s offices and outpatient clinics. [+]

Medical Assisting Certificate

The Medical Assisting Certificate is designed to give students the basic clinical and administrative skills to enter the field of medical assisting. The practical and comprehensive coursework will include anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, administering injections, performing EKGs, and venipuncture.

Save Time & Money

American National University’s progressive learning format saves you time and money by allowing you to get into the workforce more quickly while providing you with an opportunity to seamlessly pursue higher levels of academic achievement.

The certificate in medical assisting is 100% transferable to the associate’s degree in medical assisting, yet still provides the knowledge and skills necessary to begin earning in as few as 10 months.... [-]


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 patient care to patients with complex pain-issues.The student gains a profound insight into 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.... [-]


New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy Technician (level 5)

NZMA
Campus Full time 60 weeks July 2019 New Zealand Auckland Hamilton Christchurch + 2 more

This qualification prepares graduates to start a career in pharmacy. The course encompasses classroom and practical learning, with an extensive work placement in the pharmacy industry. [+]

This 60-week programme is offered at NZMA's Auckland North Shore, Auckland Symonds St, Hamilton and Christchurch campuses.

What will I learn?

This qualification prepares graduates to start a career in pharmacy. The course encompasses classroom and practical learning, with extensive work placement in the pharmacy industry. There are six modules, with 400 hours of work experience integrated into the programme. In addition to the work experience, students are eligible for a six-week internship arranged by the faculty.

Programme content includes:

• Pharmacy law

• Dispensing processes

• Pharmacy health and over-the-counter medicines

• Advanced dispensing techniques... [-]