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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 2018 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 2017/2018. 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 Infection Control

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

The Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Control course provides an introduction to an understanding of the world of microbiology. Infection prevention and control continues to be a key priority for health professionals working in both hospitals and the wider community. The course aims to equip nurses and other healthcare practitioners with the skills necessary to lead best practice in this area, including an understanding of the world of microbiology... [+]

PG Cert Infection Control The Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Control course provides an introduction to an understanding of the world of microbiology. Infection prevention and control continues to be a key priority for health professionals working in both hospitals and the wider community. The course aims to equip nurses and other healthcare practitioners with the skills necessary to lead best practice in this area, including an understanding of the world of microbiology and the management strategies useful for patient care and the prevention of further spread of an infectious disease. Why study this subject? The demand for Infection Control courses has increased in recent years due to super-bug and contagious illness outbreaks such as Ebola, swine flu and SMRA highlighting the need for more effective infection control. The fundamental underpinning of this course is that prevention is better than the cure and it is this mentality that will hopefully make outbreaks a thing of the past. The economic and social costs of escalating infection such as winter flu, meningitis and HIV are well documented. Less well known are the human and economic burdens of hospital acquired infection which can result in an extra 14 days in hospital and £1 billion a year extra expenditure for the NHS. Developing and implementing effective infection control measures are dependent upon the knowledge and skills of health professionals in both hospital and community settings. Teaching methods and style The PG Cert Infection Control course is delivered entirely online and individual support will be given... [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in Neuroscience of Learning

Ponce Health Sciences University
Campus Part time 1 year February 2018 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 2017/2018. 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... [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Leadership

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 5 months August 2018 United Kingdom Buckingham Milton Keynes + 2 more

This postgraduate certificate course is targeted at doctors and other clinicians, working both in primary care and in acute services. It offers development in aspects of leadership relevant to you as a clinician working on the ward or in the clinic, so that you can play a fuller role in improving health service quality and discuss performance issues and potential innovations effectively with managerial colleagues. Studying for this postgraduate certificate will deepen your... [+]

Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Leadership This postgraduate certificate course is targeted at doctors and other clinicians, working both in primary care and in acute services. It offers development in aspects of leadership relevant to you as a clinician working on the ward or in the clinic, so that you can play a fuller role in improving health service quality and discuss performance issues and potential innovations effectively with managerial colleagues. Studying for this postgraduate certificate will deepen your understanding of service performance and clinical team-working. This qualification requires developing detailed improvement plans for the service you are working in. This postgraduate certificate course is relevant to clinicians at any stage in their post-qualification career. If you are in formal charge of a clinic or practice, you can use your studies to demonstrate and deepen your leadership competence. If you are in a more junior clinical role, you can use your certificate studies to explore leadership opportunities available to you in your current role, demonstrating knowledge and competence needed to a build your promotion case. The certificate is commenced by study of a series of short tailored distance learning courses, each requiring only 25 or 50 hours of study. When you have several of these courses, you can use them within the framework of an assessment module, which on successful completion will give you 30 credits at postgraduate level. You can then go on to study a further 30-credit postgraduate module. Successful completion of the two modules will enable you to... [-]

Certificate for Practical Nurse

St. Theresa International College
Campus Full time 1 year June 2018 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. [+]

Certificate 2017/2018. 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... [-]

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    ... [-]


Pharmacy Technician Programme - Level 5

Academy New Zealand
Campus Full time 54 weeks July 2018 New Zealand Auckland

The New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician) - Level 5 is the NZQA approved qualification needed to become a Pharmacy Dispensary Technician. Our course teaches you all of the necessary technical skills and pharmaceutical knowledge to become a Pharmacy Technician and Academy New Zealand is one of the only schools in New Zealand offering this in-demand qualification... [+]

Certificate 2017/2018. Your career in the pharmacy industry starts here The New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician) - Level 5 is the NZQA approved qualification needed to become a Pharmacy Dispensary Technician. Our course teaches you all of the necessary technical skills and pharmaceutical knowledge to become a Pharmacy Technician and Academy New Zealand is one of the only schools in New Zealand offering this in-demand qualification. There are loads of jobs in New Zealand for qualified Pharmacy Technicians and we are proud to have 93% of our graduates working in the industry. Course Content - Processing prescriptions - Calculations - Handling pharmaceutical products - Legislation - Compounding - Advising clients - Medicines - Human Biology Students will undertake dispensary work experience with some of New Zealand’s leading pharmacies and we are committed to assisting graduates into pharmacy careers. Career Opportunities - Pharmacy Technician - Pharmacy Retail Assistant - Pharmacy Retail Buyer - Pharmaceutical Representative - Manufacturing Pharmacy Technician Certificates - NZ Certificate in Pharmacy Technician Level 5 - NZ Certificate in Pharmacy Technician Level 4 - NZ Certificate in Pharmacy (Introduction to Pharmacy Practice) Level 3 Entry Criteria Applicants need to have one of the following: - Year 12-13 academic achievement OR complementary tertiary qualification OR demonstration of equivalent skills and knowledge - International applicants who do not have English as their first language require an English level of IELTS 6.0. - All applicants will be given a pre-entry assessment to assist with consideration of each application. -... [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Trials

University of London International Programmes
Online Full time 1 - 5 years August 2018 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... [-]

Certification in Massage Therapy

National University of Health Sciences
Campus Part time 1 year January 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 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 health care 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 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 health care 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 in Nursing (Competence Assessment Programme)

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 12 weeks February 2018 New Zealand Nelson Auckland + 1 more

This programme is for you if you are a registered nurse who has a qualification from another country or you were registered in New Zealand but you have been out of nursing for 5 years or more. [+]

This programme is for you if you are a registered nurse who has a qualification from another country or you were registered in New Zealand but you have been out of nursing for 5 years or more. Through the programme you will be able to demonstrate your ability to meet the Nursing Council New Zealand’s (NCNZ’s) competencies for your scope of practice and to obtain a practising certificate to continue your career in nursing. This is a full-time programme delivered over a maximum of twelve weeks consisting of a theory course and a clinical placement course. Career opportunities & pathways Graduates, once they have been issued with a practising certificate by the Nursing Council of New Zealand, are able to practice evidence-based person centred care at a beginning level in a range of clinical settings. Entry requirements Academic Requirements To gain admission to the programme an applicant must be a Registered Nurse, either registered in New Zealand or registered with an overseas authority recognized by the NZNC. Evidence Required New Zealand Nurses New Zealand Registered Nurses, registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand and who are returning to nursing practice after a break of 5 or more years. Applicants are required to provide evidence of any health issues or criminal history that may prevent their entry onto the Nursing Register. International Nurses International Registered Nurses wishing to gain New Zealand Nursing Registration must have completed the application for registration process with the NCNZ and have received a decision letter... [-]

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 2018 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 2017/2018. 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... [-]

Graduate In Family Mediation

Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa
Campus Full time 179 hours October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

Training course for mediators of conflicts to qualify for the provision of public mediation services under the family mediation system, certified by the Ministry of Justice. [+]

Training course for mediators of conflicts to qualify for the provision of public mediation services under the family mediation system, certified by the Ministry of Justice. Goals The purpose of this training is to provide stakeholders with tools to mediate conflicts within the scope of the material competencies of family mediation. The aim is to enable trainees not only to mediate conflict situations but also, in professional terms, to be empowered to participate in conflict prevention. In this way, the graduates will be able to compete for the Mediator list of the Family Mediation System of the Ministry of Justice, as well as to register in the list of proven mediators organized by the same Ministry, as well as to make the private family mediation. Recipients Finalists or graduates from any area. If the candidate is in other conditions, he / she must submit the request to the Management Board of CONSULMED. Curricular plan Communication and symbolic The conflict Negotiation and traditional conflict resolution Cooperative negotiation The mediation The guiding principles of mediation The ethical and deontological aspects of mediation The mediator and his posture, the function of the The role of lawyers and representatives of the entities involved in mediation Preventive mediation - conflict detection and prevention and resolution mediation The models The phases of the mediation process and its practice The techniques in mediation Psychology and sociology of the family Family Law where it is included, exercise of parenthood; domestic violence and gender equality; the participation of the... [-]

Graduate Certificate in Health Policy

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 0.5 - 1 year January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills to understand, interpret, influence and shape health policy. It provides an understanding of the way the healthcare system operates and the challenges it faces. [+]

This course provides a deeper understanding of the current issues shaping health policy and an opportunity for specialisation in four key areas: economics; law; communication and learning; and Indigenous and health. The course also provides a foundation in statistics, epidemiology and Indigenous studies. The course provides a career pathway for health professionals, government employees, consultants and other professionals who want to pursue a career in health policy or have reached their desired role and wish to deepen their professional knowledge and experience.

A graduate of this course is able to: demonstrate professional behaviour and accountability (Professional Behaviour and Accountability) retrieve, critically evaluate and apply evidence to influence health policy (Critical Thinking) demonstrate team and leadership skills while considering health in a global context (Leadership and Teamwork) effectively and appropriately communicate with people from a wide range of backgrounds and in a variety of contexts (Communication) reflect on current skills, knowledge, attitudes and practice; planning for and implementing ongoing personal and professional development (Lifelong Learning) be professionally and culturally competent, which contributes to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness (Indigenous Awareness). ... [-]


PgCert in Leadership in Health and Social Care (part-time)

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 - 5 years August 2018 United Kingdom Bolton

The first three modules, comprising the PgCert, are usually taken over an eighteen month period and cover a range of topics around management and leadership skills. As you progress, on the PgDip, you will take three further modules that engage with leadership and management at a strategic level. Although the modules are designed to facilitate a natural progression towards an MSc, each can be taken as a stand-alone module... [+]

Leadership in Health and Social Care - PgCert part-time This course will give the opportunity to consider contemporary approaches to leadership and management within health and social care, considering key issues such as the drive towards integrated services and the role of commissioning. It is flexible, allowing you to take single modules, or work towards a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) or MSc. Course overview The MSc in Leadership in Health and Social Care is a route within the MSc Professional Development Framework in the Health and Community Studies department. It is aimed at professionals with leadership and or management responsibilities working in health, social care and related fields. The first three modules, comprising the PgCert, are usually taken over an eighteen month period and cover a range of topics around management and leadership skills. As you progress, on the PgDip, you will take three further modules that engage with leadership and management at a strategic level. Although the modules are designed to facilitate a natural progression towards an MSc, each can be taken as a stand-alone module. In taking these modules you will reflect on your practice, develop your skills and confidence as a leader and manager, and have the opportunity to consider in depth the challenging issues facing leaders within health and social care. To gain the MSc you will undertake a research dissertation, researching in depth an issue that is relevant to your role and practice. About the course Studying on the MSc Leadership in Health... [-]

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 2017/2018. 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... [-]