Course in Health Sciences

Best 20 Courses in Health Sciences 2018

Health Sciences

There is no better way to stimulate your academic appetite for a subject than taking a course in it to see how you fare. Courses are typically welcoming of students as young as high school and are an excellent way to dive into a field in which you have an interest.

What is a course in health sciences? If you’re interested in the scientific aspect of the medical field, a course on the subject of health sciences may engage you in the practice and theory of topics such as biochemistry, pharmacology, disease and pathology, epidemiology, anatomy, and physiology. Courses like this should give you enough information on these various parts of the health sciences field without overwhelming you.

The skills available in a health sciences course are invaluable, whether you choose to go into the field as a career or not. You may gain essential skills of scientific research and analysis in the lab as well as a comprehensive grasp on technical and medical jargon.

If you are seeking a health sciences course, you aren’t restricted to any one area of the world. Depending on the location and the particular school in which you choose to enroll, your tuition costs may differ. Talk to your financial aid counselor to find out more specifics.

Just one course can lead down the road to a myriad of different professional opportunities such as scientific researcher, biochemist, medical analyst, medical technician, healthcare professional, or medical assistant. The necessity of career-oriented individuals in these critical fields is always in high demand, and employment in the health sciences arena is likely to be something you can count on.

If you are interested in further exploring your options for taking a health sciences course, 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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Clinical Research as an Alternative to a Master’s in Health Sciences

Clinical Research Fastrack
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 month November 2018 USA Scottsdale

Clinical Research Fastrack offers an intensive four-week boot camp education program that trains professionals interested in the health sciences to work in the booming clinical research industry. Our accelerated program allows professionals to quickly break into the field without spending 1-2 years in a Master’s level program. This program also provides students with introductions and networking opportunities to break into this exclusive niche of the healthcare industry. The Clinical Research Fastrack Program is designed to support individuals to enter this growing industry, job ready, so they can take advantage of the immense number of career opportunities available. Students with a background and interest in the health sciences make great candidates to work in clinical research. [+]

Clinical Research is a thriving segment of healthcare where the demand for trained individuals is high and shortages of qualified clinical research coordinators and associates is pushing up salaries and increasing opportunities in this rewarding field.

Clinical Research Fastrack offers an intensive four-week boot camp education program that trains professionals interested in the health sciences to work in the booming clinical research industry. Our accelerated program allows professionals to quickly break into the field without spending 1-2 years in a Master’s level program. This program also provides students with introductions and networking opportunities to break into this exclusive niche of the healthcare industry. The Clinical Research Fastrack Program is designed to support individuals to enter this growing industry, job ready, so they can take advantage of the immense number of career opportunities available. Students with a background and interest in the health sciences make great candidates to work in clinical research.... [-]


Online Course: Survival Analysis

Elevate Health
Online Part time 3 weeks November 2018 Netherlands Netherlands Online

This online medical course will give an introduction to survival analysis and cover many of the types of survival data and analysis techniques regularly encountered in epidemiologic research. The necessary statistical theory will be presented, but the course will focus on practical examples, with an emphasis on matching data analysis to the research question at hand. Lab sessions will give students the opportunity to apply the theory to real datasets using the free statistical software R. [+]

Survival Analysis

Survival data, or more generally, time-to-event data (where the “event” can be death, disease, recovery, relapse or another outcome), is frequently encountered in epidemiologic studies. Censoring is a problem characteristic of most survival data and requires special data analytic techniques. This online medical course will give an introduction to survival analysis and cover many of the types of survival data and analysis techniques regularly encountered in epidemiologic research. The necessary statistical theory will be presented, but the course will focus on practical examples, with an emphasis on matching data analysis to the research question at hand. Lab sessions will give students the opportunity to apply the theory to real datasets using the free statistical software R.... [-]


Course in Obesity and Reproductive Health

The College of Contemporary Health
Online Part time 12 weeks April 2018 United Kingdom London

As the obesity crisis affects more individuals we are seeing the impact, not only on the ability of a person with obesity to conceive, but also the effect obesity has on their children. The module reviews the short and long-term effects on the reproductive health of individuals, both male and female, and the health of their offspring through epigenetic trans-generational effects... [+]

Online Distance Learning

As the obesity crisis affects more individuals we are seeing the impact, not only on the ability of a person with obesity to conceive, but also the effect obesity has on their children. The module reviews the short and long-term effects on the reproductive health of individuals, both male and female, and the health of their offspring through epigenetic trans-generational effects.

This module is validated by London South Bank University.

Module Aims

The module aims to:

Enable the student to appreciate the multifactorial effects of obesity on the parents’ reproductive health and that of their children. Enhance the student’s understanding of the obese mother and the potential risks involved during pregnancy and parturition. Consider a range of support interventions for the obese individual prior to, during, and post-pregnancy, and also for the child. Module Content ... [-]

Santiago – Health Studies

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters February 2018 Chile Santiago Hong Kong + 1 more

Designed for advanced Spanish students in health-related majors such as Pre-Med, Nursing, and Public Health, as well as students in other health-related fields, this study abroad program offers valuable insight into Santiago’s health care system. You will develop healthcare-related experience while improving your communication skills through a Spanish course for health practitioners.

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Overview

With a population of more than 5 million people, Santiago is both the capital of Chile and its largest city. Its residents have a community-centered public health system, one that you’ll be able to observe and experience first-hand when you study health studies in Santiago, starting Fall 2017. Designed for advanced Spanish students in health-related majors such as Pre-Med, Nursing, and Public Health, as well as students in other health-related fields, this study abroad program offers valuable insight into Santiago’s health care system. You will develop healthcare-related experience while improving your communication skills through a Spanish course for health practitioners. When you study abroad in Santiago, the city will be your classroom. Don’t just observe the Chilean people—live like one when you explore the vibrant craft markets; enjoy Chilean cuisine like asado Chileno, paila marina, and almejas a la Parmesana; and visit local photography, sculpture, and paintings at Galería AFA and other nearby museums. All while practicing your Spanish language skills, of course. We want you to feel at home in Santiago, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the city. From housing and cultural events, our job is to make sure you have the most authentic study abroad experience possible.... [-]


Santiago Summer - Health Studies Course

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 7 weeks September 2018 Chile Santiago Hong Kong + 1 more

You participate in a Health Studies Program Seminar while improving your communication skills through the Spanish for Health Care Practitioners course. All courses are conducted in Spanish and designed for students with advanced language skills.

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Overview

Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Santiago is a sophisticated, modern city with a population of more than 6.6 million residents. It is also the capital of Chile, a country with one of the strongest and most diverse economies in South America.

Because Chile has a community-centered public health care system, studying in Santiago allows you to gain public health-related experience and an appreciation for culturally-based health care practices. You participate in a Health Studies Program Seminar while improving your communication skills through the Spanish for Health Care Practitioners course. All courses are conducted in Spanish and designed for students with advanced language skills. In addition, the program provides opportunities for holistic growth, including activities that will enhance your interpersonal and intercultural learning while in Chile.... [-]


Santiago January Term - Health Studies

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 3 weeks February 2018 Chile Santiago Hong Kong + 1 more

Ideal for students considering careers in health-related fields, this program offers you the opportunity to learn about health care policy and delivery systems in the context of Chile’s community-centered public and private health care system. [+]

Overview

Ideal for students considering careers in health-related fields, this program offers you the opportunity to learn about health care policy and delivery systems in the context of Chile’s community-centered public and private health care system. An important component of the program introduces you to historical, social, and cultural aspects of health care specific to Chile, including the treatment of illness and patients’ rights.

The program consists of one course, Health Studies: Clinical Observation and the Cultural Aspects of Health Care in Chile, divided into two components: Clinical Observation and Spanish for Health Care Practitioners. The primary component, Clinical Observation, allows you to observe patient care in public and private clinics. A classroom seminar provides a framework for clinical observations and analyzes themes such as efficiency, equity, and the quality of service delivery to patients. Spanish for Health Care Practitioners is designed to help you develop Spanish language skills focusing on medical terminology. Study abroad in Santiago and gain a unique insight into the field of healthcare!... [-]


Cape Town Summer - Health Studies Course

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 6 weeks September 2018 South Africa Cape Town Hong Kong + 1 more

Designed for students interested in health-related careers, this program provides opportunities for you to research and examine health care delivery in South Africa. Field visits and placements in the townships surrounding Cape Town and a week-long rural excursion in the northern part of South Africa [+]

Overview

Surrounded by mountains and the sea near the southern tip of Africa, Cape Town is not only one of the world’s most beautiful cities, but also an ideal location to experience the dynamic change in a country that is both highly developed in areas, but severely underdeveloped in others. You will learn specifics about the South African effort to deliver health care effectively to the country's poorer urban and rural residents through both class lectures and observational experiences. Designed for students interested in health-related careers, this program provides opportunities for you to research and examine health care delivery in South Africa. Field visits and placements in the townships surrounding Cape Town and a week-long rural excursion in the northern part of South Africa provide first-hand experience with the many health issues that challenge South Africa and the national effort to improve public health.... [-]


Health Science (Medicine) - International Foundation Year

DIFC Ireland
Campus Full time 7 - 9 months September 2018 Ireland Dublin United Kingdom London + 2 more

The perfect preparation course for international students hoping to attend the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland or other to Medical Universities in the UK or mainland Europe. [+]

The perfect preparation course for international students hoping to attend the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland or other to Medical Universities in the UK or mainland Europe.

The DIFC Medicine Foundation pathway offers the best preparation for international students to help them to achieve a placement in International Medicine degree programmes.

DIFC has partnerships with top Medical Universities, including Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI), St George’s University London (SGUL), the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), as well as Debrecen University in Hungary, Charles University in the Czech Republic, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences and European University Cyprus.... [-]


Medicine and Science (Preparatory Courses for University Study)

Charles University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

Preparatory courses for the study of Medicine and Science take place in our centre in Mariánské Lázně. Students will study the Czech language intensively, before bringing in the specialized subject knowledge which will be required [+]

Preparatory courses for the study of Medicine and Science take place in our centre in Mariánské Lázně. Students will study the Czech language intensively, before bringing in the specialist subject knowledge which will be required for the university entrance exams - Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

Our courses are designed for candidates interested in the following subjects:

General Medicine Dentistry Veterinary Medicine Pharmacy Specialisations in Healthcare Geology Chemistry Biology Marianske Lazne Centre

Apart from Czech language, students also learn biology, chemistry and physics and, if necessary, mathematics, Latin and an introduction to Logic, according to the requirements of individual faculties and fields of study.... [-]


Course in ECG Assessment: an Introduction for Healthcare Providers

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks November 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

This free online course will equip you with an introductory understanding of ECG assessment and interpretation, which will support the further hands-on training that is needed to competently perform the ECG test in clinical practice. [+]

The electrocardiograph (also known as electrocardiogram) or ECG is a non-invasive diagnostic procedure, commonly used to assess people with known or suspected heart disease, in a variety of healthcare settings.

Competent recording, reading and interpretation is vital to ensure safe and effective care, yet ECGs are commonly undertaken by unqualified and junior staff, who have received little training.

Gain an introduction to ECG assessment and interpretation

This free online course will equip you with an introductory understanding of ECG assessment and interpretation, which will support the further hands-on training that is needed to competently perform the ECG test in clinical practice.... [-]


Health and Social Care Course

Oplex Careers
Online Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

We’re offering you an online Health and Social Care course for just £19. Whether you need to brighten up your CV or just want to learn something new, the online Health and Social Care course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn about social care. [+]

Apply Now for Summer 2017

We’re offering you an online Health and Social Care course for just £19. Whether you need to brighten up your CV or just want to learn something new, the online Health and Social Care course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn about social care.

Course Highlights Price: Only £19.00 Was £299.99 Course Type: Online Course Duration: 90 hours, recommended hours Syllabus: 9-course modules Tutor Support: Full tutor support included Exams: Yes, exam fees are included. Start learning: you can start your online learning 24/7 and study towards your goals. Fine Print Qualification: Level 3 CPD Award Certificate: PDF Certificate included with course, optional Hard Copies £9.99. Access: Unlimited 24/7 access for 12 months, option to extend if needed. Compatibility: Desktop, Mac, Laptop, Tablets, Smartphone and Smart Devices ... [-]

Short Courses in Health Sciences

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

Short courses in Health Sciences [+]

Title Duration Price Admission Requirements Contact Aquatic Small Boat Handling ( Aquatic Small Boat Handling) 3 Days *Cost is subject to quotation Mduduzi Nzuza 011 559 6075 mduduzin@uj.ac.za Basic Life Support ( Basic Life Support) 4 Weeks N/A Grade 12 Mduduzi Nzuza 011 559 6075 mduduzin@uj.ac.za Fire Search and Rescue ( Fire Search and Rescue ) 6 Days *Cost is subject to quotation Grade 12 Physical fitness​ Mduduzi Nzuza 011 559 6075 mduduzin@uj.ac.za Hazardous Materials Rescue ( Hazardous Materials Rescue ) 5 Days *Cost is subject to quotation​ Grade 12 Vehicle Rescue Mduduzi Nzuza 011 559 6075 mduduzin@uj.ac.za High Angle 1 Rescue ( High Angle 1 Rescue) 5 Days *Cost is subject to quotation​ Grade 12 Physical fitness​ Mduduzi Nzuza 011 559 6075 mduduzin@uj.ac.za Aquatic Surface Rescue (Aquatic Surface Rescue ) 4 Days *Cost is subject to quotation Physical fitness Mduduzi Nzuza 011 559 6075 mduduzin@uj.ac.za Aviation Rescue (Aviation Rescue ) 3 Days N/A Grade 12​ High Angle 1 & Hi​gh Angle 2​ Mduduzi Nzuza 011 559 6075 mduduzin@uj.ac.za Capacity Development for Managers and Leaders in the Health Sector (Capacity Development for Managers and Leaders in the Health Sector ) 8 Days R9000 Diploma or Degree In Healthcare environment​ Mduduzi Nzuza 011 559 6075 mduduzin@uj.ac.za Complementary and Alternative Medical Approach to Reproductive Health (Complementary and Alternative Medical Approach to Reproductive Health ) 6 Months R9350 Master’s degree and registered with AHPCSA​ Mduduzi Nzuza 011 559 6075 mduduzin@uj.ac.za Confined Space Rescue (Confined Space Rescue) 10 Days *Cost is subject to quotation... [-]

Course in Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time 6 weeks November 2018 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

This practical six-week course explores the science, practice and philosophy of mindfulness. You will learn how to incorporate mindfulness practices into your life to reduce stress, improve mental health, and enhance your personal and professional life. [+]

Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve performance

Stressed by the pace of modern life? Mindfulness might be the answer. Research shows that when you’re not deliberately paying attention to something, your brain goes into default mode causing increased anxiety and poor communication. Mindfulness can help end this unproductive behaviour. In this online course, you’ll learn how to incorporate mindfulness practices into your life, to reduce stress and improve your personal and professional life.

What topics will you cover? The problem of unmindfulness Research on mindfulness Mindful stress reduction and managing emotions Improving work and study performance Mindfulness in memory and learning Cultivating self-compassion and emotional health Mindful communication Relationships and empathy Mindfulness as a way of life What will you achieve? Identify the causes of stress in your life Experiment with a range of mindfulness techniques Develop a range of mindfulness techniques that are effective in your life Evaluate the impact of a variety of mindfulness techniques Reflect on your experiences in a personal mindfulness journal Model a more mindful approach to work, study and life Who is the course for? ... [-]

Course in ECG Assessment: An Introduction for Healthcare Providers

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time 2 weeks November 2018 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

This free online course will equip you with an introductory understanding of ECG assessment and interpretation, which will support the further hands-on training that is needed to competently perform the ECG test in clinical practice. [+]

Course in ECG Assessment: An Introduction for Healthcare Providers

The electrocardiograph (also known as electrocardiogram) or ECG is a non-invasive diagnostic procedure, commonly used to assess people with known or suspected heart disease, in a variety of healthcare settings.

Competent recording, reading and interpretation is vital to ensure safe and effective care, yet ECGs are commonly undertaken by unqualified and junior staff, who have received little training.

Gain an introduction to ECG assessment and interpretation

This free online course will equip you with an introductory understanding of ECG assessment and interpretation, which will support the further hands-on training that is needed to competently perform the ECG test in clinical practice.... [-]


Voyage to Medicine

Tel Aviv University - International Office
Campus Full time 4 - 5 months July 2018 Israel Tel Aviv

The Voyage to Medicine program is a fall-semester study abroad program for pre-med and other health/science undergraduate students. It combines aspects of hands-on experience at one of Israel’s leading hospitals, clinical research, academic studies and volunteer work in coordination with TAU International, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, and Magen David Adom (the Israeli Red Cross). [+]

“Voyage to Medicine has been one the most unique and amazing experiences of my life and has helped me in deciding my direction and aspirations in medicine. The knowledge and skills I have gained from this program will not only help me stand out in my application but will help me be a better doctor for the rest of my career.” - George, Class of 2016/17

About

The Voyage to Medicine program is a fall-semester study abroad program for pre-med and other health/science undergraduate students. It combines aspects of hands-on experience at one of Israel’s leading hospitals, clinical research, academic studies and volunteer work in coordination with TAU International, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, and Magen David Adom (the Israeli Red Cross). The program is designed to immerse students in the medical and healthcare fields. It provides a unique opportunity to gain first-hand views and experiences in one of Israel’s finest hospitals and its medical institutions, under the guidance of expert physicians in the field.... [-]