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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. [-]

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 you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and expertise in using modern-day medical technologies that you will be working with throughout your career. As part of the program, you will be required to visit acclaimed medical institutes to observe the actual treatment of hospital patients. Together with the cooperation of both our faculty members and clinical training instructors, you will have the opportunity to put learning directly into practice. Once you have completed the program, you shall be ready for the national practical nursing examination in order to gain your license in practical nursing. The Possibilities Are Endless Once you have successfully acquired your practical nursing license, you will be qualified to secure a much needed profession at any long-term care and assisted-living centers, community services, private practices, industrial offices, schools and child-care centers, and private or government clinics and hospitals. Your duties will range from basic administrative duties, to taking blood samples, checking of patient’s health, handling the movement of patients, feedings, patient dressings and so much more. Before You Apply Applicants must have successfully completed high school (M.6) or equivalent – majoring in Science and Mathematics. Applicants should have satisfactory proficiency in English language. Applicants must be of good moral character and psychological capacity, and no contagious diseases. Must be no less than 155 cm. tall and weigh over 40 kg. Applicants should forward to us the below listed documents: Completed application form and fees. Certified true copy official transcript of records. Certified true copy of National ID card or passport. Two (2) recently taken 2×2 inch photographs. Certified true copy of name change certificate (if any). [-]

Specialization Certificate - Clinical TB Management

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

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: 15 March 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 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. Therefore, we want you to feel encouraged and specialize, so that you can help in controlling TB too, in a very lively way, using a dynamic learning methodology based in cases, with the help of the best specialists in the field. SCIENTIFIC BOARD Christoph Lange, Borstel TB Centre. Leibniz Stephan Gillespie, St. Andrew's University Guillaume Le Loup, Hopital Tenon. Paris Hazel Dockrell, London School Content The program is formed by five blocks of knowledge or subjects, structured in two components: The first component is developed and taught by the UOC, it will feature of four blocks or subjects of 3 credits, that constitutes the basic core of the speciality, The second component is a block or subject of 3 credits that The AURUM Institute will add credits of his interest. Like this: Natural History of TB TB Clinical Management I TB Clinical Management II Developing new tools to control TB. Epidemiology and control. Advocacy Dealing with the TB control in a high incidence country Objectives Acquire the theoretical-practical basis for proper clinical management of tuberculosis through knowledge of the histopathological basis of its evolution; the correlation between pathological anatomy and radiology; correct diagnosis using microbiological, immunological, pathological and radiological criteria; management of patients with multi-resistance; study of epidemiology for proper prevention of new cases, through virtual and in-person classes, clinical cases, seminars, forums, videos, practical demonstrations and direct tutoring. Competencies Students will acquire the theoretical and practical foundations and competencies needed for proper clinical management of tuberculosis through knowledge of the histopathological elements of its evolution; the correlation between pathological anatomy and radiology; the correct diagnosis using microbiological, immunological, pathological and radiological criteria; the management of patients with multi-resistant tuberculosis, and the study of epidemiology for the proper prevention of new cases. Student profile It is aimed at GPs, internal medicine specialists, infectologists, international health professionals. Admission requirements To gain entry to the programme, participants need to have an authenticated university qualification. This postgraduate course is addressed primarily to graduates in Humanities (Art History, Fine Arts, History and related disciplines). Materials and learning resources will be in English, Catalan, Spanish and/or French. Teaching and communication will be in English. Good reading skills in English are required to enrol; although academic work may also be submitted in French, Spanish or Catalan. Prior knowledge For these studies no prior knowledge is required. Degrees Once the overall assessment process has been completed successfully, the UOC will issue a Master Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma/Specialization Certificate to those participants with an accredited university qualification that is valid in Spain. Should you not have such a qualification, a Certificate will be issued. [-]

PG Cert Infection Control

University of Essex Online
Online Part time 8 months Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

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. Course structure The PG Cert Infection Control is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 60 credits at Level 7. Level 7 modules: Introduction to Medical Microbiology and Immunology (30 credits) Public Health and Communicable Disease Control (30 credits) Upon completion of your Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Control we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a Postgraduate Diploma (awarded after 120 credits) and a full Masters (awarded after 180 credits). Teaching methods and style The PG Cert Infection Control course is delivered entirely online and individual support will be given to you in a number of ways. The programme leader will be available for overall support via email and you will be assigned a Student Adviser who will be your first point of contact throughout your studies and will serve as your mentor. Each stage of the PG Cert Infection Control course contains a number of formative (informal) assessments, including multiple choice questionnaires, short answer tests, and practical assignments. The summative assessment for each module consists of four discussion activities and two 2,500 word essays. Career destinations As a PG Cert Infection Control online student, you will typically be working as a specialist Infection Control Nurse, environmental health officer or other healthcare professional with responsibility for infection control in your role. Entry requirements We have flexible entry requirements that look at both your academic and work-based experience as well as your motivation to do the course. There are two entry routes onto our PG Cert Infection Control programme: 1 - Academic Entry Route Our applicants are usually registered nurses or health care professionals in full or part-time employment with a minimum of two years post-registration experience and access to a clinical microbiology department. In addition, applicants normally have an Upper Second Class Bachelors degree in a relevant or appropriate subject, or the equivalent from an internationally recognised institution. 2 - Open Entry Route We recognise that many people have a wealth of valuable skills and knowledge developed at work or through training. If you don't meet the above entry requirements, but believe you have the potential to succeed on the PG Cert Infection Control course, we'll consider your application on its individual merits. [-]

Certificate in Health and Social Care

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

Care is constantly in the headlines because it involves such a huge workforce and huge budgets, and profoundly affects so many lives. This certificate is focused on two things. It provides a valuable introduction to learning in higher education and it also provides an authoritative overview of health and social care. Real-life case studies will take you deep into... [+]

Certificate 2017. Certificate in Health and Social Care Care is constantly in the headlines because it involves such a huge workforce and huge budgets, and profoundly affects so many lives. This certificate is focused on two things. It provides a valuable introduction to learning in higher education and it also provides an authoritative overview of health and social care. Real-life case studies will take you deep into the experience of receiving care and working in care services. Whether you’re involved in care work (paid or unpaid), use services yourself, or simply have a general interest, this course will help you to build knowledge, understanding, and a range of learning skills, as well as preparing you for further study. Key features of the course Provides a fascinating insight into the provision of health and social care services in the UK Encourages you to draw on your own ideas and experiences Introduces the essential skills of academic study Builds a solid foundation for further study Educational aims This certificate offers a thorough and well-supported grounding in health and social care issues and is an ideal starting point for students working towards a degree. The certificate’s aims are to: contribute to improved practice in health and social care enhance knowledge and understanding of health and social care across a wide range of settings and situations encourage constructive reflection on care relationships supply the knowledge base for progression to professionally recognised qualifications in health and social care provide a learning framework that will equip students with the study skills necessary to succeed at degree-level study. Teaching, learning and assessment methods This certificate is structured around six study blocks of learning materials which are substantially supported and enhanced by a multimedia, interactive CD-ROM. There are seven tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) spaced through the academic year, the first of which is a short one that carries a smaller weighting of marks to enable a ‘practice run’. The TMAs are in parts, including an essay, care skills exercise and self-reflective notes. Number skills are taught through innovative and interactive computer-based activities, and assessed by interactive computer-marked assignments (iCMAs). Part-way through the module, students carry out a collaborative team-working activity which is achieved through working with online forums. You will be assessed on your skills in participating in the online forums. There is an exam at the end of the year, and you will need to pass both the TMA and the exam to gain the certificate. You will be allocated to a tutor who will help you with the study materials and mark and comment on your written work. You may also be offered group tutorials, which you are encouraged – but not obliged – to attend. There is also substantial tutor support in online forums, which is the primary mechanism for supporting learning and group interaction. Fees We believe cost shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving your potential. That’s why we work hard to keep the cost of study as low as possible and have a wide range of flexible ways to pay to help spread, or even reduce, the cost. Fees for study commencing in academic year 2014/2015 are: Fees are paid on a module-by-module basis – you won't have to pay for the whole of your qualification upfront. If like most OU students studying part time, you study an average of 60 credits a year – you’ll study for six years to complete a degree. Our typical fee for 60 credits is £2,632. Our current fee is £5,264 – based on 120 credits of study – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study. The total cost of your chosen qualification currently starts from £2,632 based on our current fees. NB: Prices are subject to change. How long does it take? Part time – 8 months Time limit – 4 years Career relevance If you work in the frontline of care or are seeking employment in this area, this certificate will build your confidence and skills, and give your career a boost. It will supply the knowledge base for progression to professionally recognised qualifications in health and social care, and is the ideal starting point for academic qualifications such as a diploma or degree. Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification. You will however need to be proficient in English, to an IELTS standard of 6.0. If you are unsure you will be able to take a free English test as part of the registration process. Read more about this programme on the Open University website here [-]

Specialized Certificate in Palliative Care Nursing

University of Minho - School of Nursing
Campus Part time 2 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Specialization Course in Palliative Care Nursing aims to ensure the scientific, technical, human and cultural training of the nurse, enabling him/her to provide specialized care to people with longstanding, incurable, progressive disease and those in the end of life. [+]

Specialized Certificate in Palliative Care Nursing ECTS: 60 Duration: 2 semesters Working Regime: After working hours Venue Place: Campus de Gualtar, Braga Main Scientific area: Nursing The Specialization Course in Palliative Care Nursing aims to ensure the scientific, technical, human and cultural training of the nurse, enabling him/her to provide specialized care to people with longstanding, incurable, progressive disease and those in the end of life. It is intended to provide students with knowledge and instruments on the domain of palliative care which enable professionals to deliver high-quality healthcare; the course also develops self-analysis potentialities oriented to problem-solving and decision-making regarding palliative care, as well as a space for joint reflection on palliative care nursing. The training plan of the course is based on a modular curricular organization in accordance with the principles of intra and interdisciplinarity. The diversity of the curricular units offered to students and the curriculum flexibility promote their autonomy and their responsibility. The course also seeks to develop the students’ learning capacity which is fundamental to carry out high quality professional specialized activities. Prerequisites: Nursing Degree Career prospects: The nurses with the specialization of Palliative Care Nursing will perform their professional activity in public and private institutions, national or overseas, such as: - Palliative Care Units from general/specialized public/private hospital units - Specialized Hospital Units - Health Care Centers - Private Health Institutions - Home dwelling /Home-based palliative care units [-]

Health Care Aide Certificate

Bow Valley College
Campus Full time 4 months September 2017 Canada Calgary

As a health care aide, you will become an important part of a caring group of individuals vital to the health care system. [+]

Certificate 2017. Health Care Aide Certificate As our population ages, there are few careers as important – or fast growing – as health care. As a health care aide, you will become an important part of a caring group of individuals vital to the health care system. You will care for individuals in institutions and their homes, enhancing and improving their quality of life. This 4-month (1 semester) full-time program focuses on developing the core skills needed to care for clients in the health care field. Topics include personal care, assisting with mobility and feeding needs, communication, assisting with medication delivery, and clinical skills. Program delivery combines traditional classroom learning, labs, and clinical instruction in long-term care, acute care and community/home care settings. EMPLOYMENT Employment turnover is expected to increase as members of the baby boom generation retire over the next few years, and the population ages requiring more Health Care Aides. PROGRAM LENGTH 4 months (1 semester) ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Credit in English 10-1 or 10-2 or equivalent OR: Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 450 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing OR: Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test English Language Proficiency Requirement See English Language Proficiency Requirements for details. Pre-practicum Requirements A current Police Information Check (PIC) with Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) must be submitted prior to practicum placement. Immunization requirements A current CPR Healthcare Provider Level Certificate is recommended and often required by employers. TRANSFERABILITY Bow Valley College has a number of transfer agreements in place with other leading Canadian colleges and universities. WORK EXPERIENCE Learners will be required to travel to various locations in order to complete their practicum placements. Every effort is made to accommodate learners in placements within the time frame of the program, however in rare instances there may be a delay in program completion until a placement can be arranged. [-]

Healthcare Administration Certificate

University of Redlands
Campus Part time 12 months January 2017 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 goals and objectives. Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (2 credits) [HADCS 307] This course focuses on the role, function and application of strategic planning and market development in healthcare organizations. [-]

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Simulation in Human Medicine

esocaet Studies by CADFEM
Online & Campus Combined Part time 6 months October 2017 Germany Witten Dortmund + 1 more

The principles of engineering can be found in the most diverse fields of medicine and medical technology application, for example, in oral and facial surgery, orthopedics and cardiology. Interdisciplinary work is the key to new innovations in this field. This course offering provides engineers with the necessary medical foundations. [+]

Certificate 2017. The principles of engineering can be found in the most diverse fields of medicine and medical technology application, for example, in oral and facial surgery, orthopedics and cardiology. Interdisciplinary work is the key to new innovations in this field. This course offering provides engineers with the necessary medical foundations. Program Overview A new certificate program entitled “Simulation in Human Medicine”, where engineers can learn the necessary medical foundational knowledge requisite for medical applications, is offered in collaboration with the Center for Training and Advanced Education at the University of Witten/Herdecke. Possible Degrees Certificate of Advanced Studies Module Studies Program begins in September/October Flexible scheduling: Certificate can be completed within six months Comprehensive combination of modules as needed Experienced professors from various universities and the field The language of instruction is English Lifelong learning: Even after degree completion, you can take module coursework. Participant Group The ideal candidates are college graduates, who have already collected professional experience in engineering or science, and who are interested in a professional or managerial career in the field of product development with a focus on medicine, such as medical technology. Since the study is supervised individually, it also takes into account the interests of newcomers as well as experienced professionals who wish to transfer from other applications. Module Course Offerings Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology Medical Simulation Project Radiologic Diagnostics and Medical Visualization University Certificate The university certificate “Simulation in Human Medicine” consists of module courses and contains 15 ECTS points total. Every module concludes with an exam. The certificate includes three modules: Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology Medical Simulation Project Radiologic Diagnostics and Medical Visualization If interested, you may complete this university certificate through course offerings at other universities, including the module “Finite Element Method” or “Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer,” for example. The study is divided into in-person and self-study phases. The classroom teaching takes place at the university, usually on Friday and Saturday. Thus, the program is specifically tailored to the needs of those who are working, and it can also be completed with longer travel distances. Module Study Every module course offering contains 5 ECTS credits and can also be completed individually. Modules conclude with examinations, and following successful completion of exams certificates are awarded. The study is divided into in-person and self-study phases. The classroom teaching takes place at the University Witten/Herdecke, usually on Friday and Saturday. Module-specific requirements and schedules are gladly provided upon request. University Witten/Herdecke The first private university in Germany was created in 1983 in Witten. Since then, its students and the development of their curiosity and potential have been at the center. Continuing Humboldt's ideal of education, the university sees itself as an entrepreneurial university, as defined by the unity of research, teaching and practical testing. The original idea of the founders in 1983, was to provide a medical school inside and out: practice-oriented, and this from the very beginning on. The goal: doctors should have plenty of experience with their patients, and this should not be restricted to one specific type of case. Today the new doctors’ licensing regulations are based on the Witten model. [-]

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

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 - 5 years August 2017 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 and Social Care course will help you to develop, or prepare for, a career leading and managing within the health, social care or voluntary sector by enhancing your leadership and management skills. You will be taught by a small, friendly team of experienced staff, based in the department of Health and Community Studies. Bringing a wide range of management and practice experience, we aim to provide a challenging programme that deals with the issues that face leaders and managers in today’s health and social care services. We see the purpose of study as being the means to gain better thinking skills and knowledge in order to deliver improved experiences for patients and service users, staff and yourself. This guides the design of our programmes, and especially the design of any assessment. All our assessment involves the critical analysis of some aspect of a service, and the development of strategies to improve that service. Special features The course has a high degree of flexibility allowing you to choose from a broad range of modules. The emphasis of all our modules is on using theory to improve practice, and the quality and effectiveness of the services offered to patients and clients. We have an open, friendly style, lots of service experience, and give personalised support. We place great importance on providing positive feedback and supporting learners to improve their study skills. Most people who work with us come from organisations in health, social care, and the voluntary sector. They combine study and demanding jobs, and we are very aware of the pressures this brings, and try to adapt our programmes to accommodate this. Students on this course have very varied leadership and managerial responsibilities. They include commissioners and providers, clinicians and non-clinicians, strategic and operational managers. Most come via word-of-mouth from previous students and are looking for a supportive academic environment that helps them do their job. What you will learn The course will develop your understanding of service organisations, including the roles of the people involved in managing and leading those organisations, and the changing external context in which they operate. It will help you prepare for, or develop, your management career in the health, social care or voluntary sector by developing your leadership and management skills. It will deal with key issues for today, such as integration, commissioning and the challenge of leadership in a changing and highly-demanding environment. An essential function of a manager/leader is the ability to analyse and evaluate complex issues, both systematically and creatively, in order to improve services. This course will help you develop these skills, along with your ability to build and develop teams, manage individual and team performance and your change management skills. The programme will facilitate the development of structured academic thinking relating to management issues and use a theoretical evidence base to evaluate your own and your organisation’s behaviour in order to plan and implement service improvement. What you will study The PgCert will be achieved upon completion of 60 credits, the PgDip upon a total of 120 credits and the MSc upon a total of 180 credits. In order to achieve PgCert/PgDip/MSc there are two compulsory modules at each level thereby allowing one module at each level to be selected according to your own developmental needs. Modules must be at Level HE7. Postgraduate Certificate You must take 60 credits worth of modules. Core modules: Leading and Managing in Context (20 credits); Leading Service Evalution (20 credits). Elective modules: choose one 20 credit module at level HE6 or level HE7 and another 20 credit module at level HE7 from our range of professional development modules. In particular we recommend the Leading and Managing People module. Entry requirements You will be interviewed as part of the application process. Normally, you should have one of the following: a second class honours degree (2.2) or equivalent in any subject, or a relevant professional qualification and/or substantial experience in management. Current employment in a leadership/management role in health, social care or voluntary sector. Non-standard entry qualifications will be considered. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

Level 2 Certificate in Care and Management of Diabetes

The Skills Network
Online Full time Part time 10 - 16 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom London + 1 more

Are you thinking to start a career in social and health care or already working in it? Give your career a boost by completing Care and Management of Diabetes NCFE Level 2 course. [+]

Certificate 2017. Key info Qualification gained: NCFE Level 2 Place of study: Learn from home Type of qualification: QCF Guided Learning Hours: 105 Credit Value: 16 Course overview Are you thinking to start a career in social and health care or already working in it? Give your career a boost by completing Care and Management of Diabetes NCFE Level 2 course. You can create a long-standing career pathway within the health and social care industry by completing this nationally recognised qualification. The course content has total four manageable units including prevention and early intervention of Type 2 diabetes, understanding the initial care of diabetes, functions of glucose and insulin in the blood and treatment and management of diabetes. The course is delivered as distance learning, allowing learners to choose when and where to study. Who is suitable? This course would benefit anyone currently working, or looking to work, in the healthcare sector who wishes to learn more about the different types of diabetes, and demonstrate a willingness to care for people living with the condition. What you will learn This course is split into four manageable units: Unit 1: Understanding diabetes Unit 2: Prevention and early intervention of Type 2 diabetes Unit 3: Understanding initial care of diabetes Unit 4: Understanding treatment and management of diabetes Benefits Gain a nationally recognised qualification Create a long-standing career pathway within the health and social care industry Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing learners to choose when and where to study Personal tutors are assigned to ensure learners have the support needed to succeed [-]

Certificate 3 in Aged Care

TAFE NSW - Hunter TAFE - Australia
Campus Full time 6 months January 2017 Australia Newcastle

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

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. [-]

Certificate in Health Care Support (Level 4)

New Zealand Career College
Campus Full time 20 weeks March 2017 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    ... [-]


Pre-Naturopathic Medicine

Maharishi University Of Management
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Fairfield

The Pre-Naturopathic Medicine Track offers foundational courses in both modern science and Maharishi AyurVeda. T [+]

The Pre-Naturopathic Medicine Track offers foundational courses in both modern science and Maharishi AyurVeda. The choice of classes in this track is tailored to prepare students for graduate training in the field of naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of health care that emphasizes the use of prevention and natural therapeutics for both acute and chronic health conditions. The pre-naturopathic medicine track offers courses in the following areas of study that are required for most naturopathic medical schools. Biology: Study of living organisms, molecular and cell biology, and human anatomy and physiology. General chemistry: Study of elements and their compounds, except those containing carbon. Organic chemistry: Study of carbon-containing compounds. Biochemistry: Study of basic chemical structures and chemical transformations that take place in living systems. Physics: Study of classical mechanics and thermodynamics Psychology: Introduction to modern psychology Note: MUM general education courses offer necessary writing skills and math proficiency to prepare students to take these courses in the pre-naturopathic medicine track. Some naturopathic schools may require additional coursework that is not required by the major. It is recommended that students consult with the admissions office of the school they are planning to attend after graduation to determine if they need to take additional classes. In the area of foundations of natural medicine, we offer the following areas of study in Maharishi AyurVeda: Pulse reading: Learning to detect balance and imbalance in the body by feeling the pulse. Diet: Study of diets that balance and nourish the physiology. Daily and seasonal routine: Study of how to align the individual life with the daily and seasonal rhythms of natural law. Family health: Study of how to promote health in the areas of preconception, pregnancy, delivery, and postnatal care. Maharishi Yoga Asanas: Learning to use Vedic body postures to enliven mind-body coordination to support pure awareness, the state of yoga. Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Training: Training students to be able to consult with clients, family, and friends to help them achieve higher levels of health and wellness through Maharishi AyurVeda. Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Practicum: Practicing the knowledge of Maharishi AyurVeda with clients in a clinical setting while under the supervision of experts in Maharishi AyurVeda and modern medicine. Scientific foundations of health: From both modern science and ancient Vedic science, students will learn foundations of human anatomy and physiology. NAHA Approved [-]

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 [+]

Certificate 2017. 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 teaching, design and development activities to create positive change and to forge new knowledge within their organisation. We work with a wide range of external partners and employers to create distinct and original work-based and work-related developmental and educational solutions, which respond to the unique workforce challenges experienced by employees and organisations across the region and beyond. The Centre’s programmes are designed to enhance career progression and foster intellectual and professional development and practice. For more information please contact the Centre for Professional Practice, University of Kent, T: 01634 88 8929 , E: cppmedway@kent.ac.uk, Web: www.kent.ac.uk/cpp [-]