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Best 138 Courses in Health Sciences 2017

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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Course: Introduction to Epidemiology

Elevate Health
Online Part time 3 weeks August 2017 Netherlands Netherlands Online

Introduction to Epidemiology will provide you with insights into the basic terminology and principles of epidemiology. These range from the history and design of epidemiological research to the different measures of frequency and association. We will also address the principles of bias and confounding, thereby enabling you to familiarize yourself with all key epidemiological concepts. [+]

Courses in Health Sciences. Introduction to Epidemiology Introduction to Epidemiology will provide you with insights into the basic terminology and principles of epidemiology. These range from the history and design of epidemiological research to the different measures of frequency and association. We will also address the principles of bias and confounding, thereby enabling you to familiarize yourself with all key epidemiological concepts. This is one of the online medical courses offered through the MSc Epidemiology program of the UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University, and as such is highly relevant for anyone participating in a medical education or working in healthcare. It will also provide you with a good basis for further research into specialized areas of epidemiology. Introduction to Epidemiology is part of MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online; the online MSc program in Epidemiology offered by Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht, MSc Epidemiology and Elevate Health. Learning Objectives By the end of the course, you should be able to: √ Use and explain the basic terminology and principles used in epidemiology √ State important historical developments in health sciences in general, and epidemiology in particular In particular, you should be able to: √ Distinguish between, and apply, the different measures of frequency, association and impact that are commonly used in epidemiological research √ Calculate these measures using simple numerical examples √ Tell apart and explain the different aspects of epidemiological research (causal and descriptive). √ Tell apart and state the (dis)advantages of the different study designs used in epidemiological research:... [-]

Diploma of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Pacific Rim College
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Canada Victoria + 1 more

The Diploma of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is a 4-year (8-semester) program that deeply explores theoretical and clinical concepts of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine [+]

Diploma of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

The Diploma of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is a 4-year (8-semester) program that deeply explores theoretical and clinical concepts of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine involves disciplines such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, Chinese massage, diet therapy and therapeutic exercises. Students learn foundational philosophies, diagnostic principles and therapeutic techniques of this ancient and powerful system of medicine, and incorporate them with biomedical sciences and other healing philosophies. This 2925-hour program satisfies curriculum requirements of the CTCMA of BC.

 

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Obesity Causes and Consequences

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

This module critically assesses the multitude of factors contributing to obesity, and also the health, financial and social consequences of this modern epidemic. It also provides means to classify patients according to the causes of their obesity so as to generate more effective solutions. Obesity: Causes and Consequences demonstrates that successful solutions to the problem will only be found through... [+]

Courses in Health Sciences. Online Distance Learning This module critically assesses the multitude of factors contributing to obesity, and also the health, financial and social consequences of this modern epidemic. It also provides means to classify patients according to the causes of their obesity so as to generate more effective solutions. Obesity: Causes and Consequences demonstrates that successful solutions to the problem will only be found through increasing compassion for people living with obesity and increasing interdisciplinary care. This module is validated by London South Bank University. Module Aims The aims of this module are to: Review the multitude of factors contributing to obesity, and also the health, financial and social consequences of this modern epidemic. Provide a means to assess patients according to the causes of their obesity so as to generate more effective solutions. Demonstrate that successful solutions to the problem will only be found through increasing compassion for people living with obesity and adopting an interdisciplinary approach. Module Content This module will explore causes of obesity in depth to facilitate a greater understanding of the problem in an individual patient. Evidence for classifying obesity as a disease will be reviewed along with conflicting hypotheses on the science and pathophysiology of obesity. Key questions will be asked about the role of the food industry, changes in food consumption, food policy, and the individual in the obesity epidemic. The module also includes an overview the physiology of adipose tissue and the co-morbidities of obesity and their pathogenesis including: type... [-]

Pre Access to Higher Education – Health and Social Care

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This course is an introduction for those interested in a possible career in the field of Health and Social Care. The course is part of a study programme that will explore a range of subjects including communication, psychology, sociology, values and principles of social work and [+]

Working in the health and care professions is a rewarding experience. Your first step to a career in health and care starts at Kensington and Chelsea College. You may have been out of education for a while in which case the Pre Access and Access course will help you to develop the skills that you need to progress into Higher Education in a health-related field. Course Overview This course is an introduction for those interested in a possible career in the field of Health and Social Care. The course is part of a study programme that will explore a range of subjects including communication, psychology, sociology, values and principles of social work and responsibilities of care and support workers. The course also includes Math and English qualifications designed to prepare learners for study at a higher level. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon/Thu 09:30 - 15:30 [-]

Course in Pet Care / VET Assistant

International Career Institute
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

A career in the animal care or pet care industry appeals to those with innate love for pets and animals in general. If you adore the furry and the cuddly and care for the untamed, you may want to consider rendering assistance to veterinary doctors. [+]

Courses in Health Sciences. Other keyword: Animal Care A career in the animal care or pet care industry appeals to those with innate love for pets and animals in general. If you adore the furry and the cuddly and care for the untamed, you may want to consider rendering assistance to veterinary doctors. A vet assistant course from ICI can guide you in the steps necessary to be a reliable and successful veterinary assistant. Course Outline Animal Health Care Pet Care Animal Behaviour Animal Anatomy And Physiology Diagnosing Animal Diseases Health Care for Animals Career Prospects Veterinary assistants can take advantage of the increasing employment opportunities in this field. The number is predicted to grow even higher so by the time you finish the course, you can easily find a job as: Veterinary Assistant (veterinary technician, animal lab technician, veterinary assistant, animal hospital assistant) Pet Therapist, Groomer Pet Shop staff member or owner Animal Trainer, Groomer or Breeder (usually self employed) Animal Welfare Officer at Animal Shelters Zoo and Wildlife Park staff members. ICI provides you with the information and training you need to be skilled in various aspects of the job. At the end of the course, you will be confident in helping veterinary doctors accomplish tasks like keeping records, examining animals for symptoms of illness or injury and even in giving comfort and support to pet owners when necessary. Enrol at ICI today and be a qualified vet assistant! [-]

Health Science (Medicine) - International Foundation Year

DIFC Ireland
Campus Full time 7 - 9 months September 2017 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. Course Content English for Academic Purposes ESAP for Science Mathematics for Science Science – two subjects: Chemistry and Biology at 4 hours/week each Additional Chemistry Pastoral care/progression counselling Successful completion of the Medicine & Health Sciences pathway can lead to progression to Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy and other Health Science related degrees one of our partner universities. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Successfully completed high school examinations. Have a minimum English level of 5.0 IELTS. [-]

Medical Assistant Program

APLMED Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Aurora

Medical Assistants (MAs) are an important member of a patient-centered team consisting of physicians, nurses and other health professionals. Nearly 85 percent of MAs work in a physician’s office performing a mix of administrative and clinical tasks. MAs also work in hospitals, home care and hospice care. [+]

Courses in Health Sciences. Medical Assistants (MAs) are an important member of a patient-centered team consisting of physicians, nurses and other health professionals. Nearly 85 percent of MAs work in a physician’s office performing a mix of administrative and clinical tasks. MAs also work in hospitals, home care and hospice care. Their administrative responsibilities include patient reception and admission, scheduling, answering phones, collecting health histories, filing insurance claims and managing patient flow through the office. MAs are likely the first and last faces a patient sees during a visit to their doctor. They will also spend time with patients to ensure they understand the doctor’s instructions. Clinical functions can include: Patient intake processing, including taking patient histories and vital signs; Performing first aid and CPR; Preparing patients for procedures; Assisting physicians with examinations and treatments; Infection control. Administrative responsibilities can include: Scheduling and receiving patients; Preparing and maintaining medical records; Performing basic secretarial skills and medical transcription; Handling telephone inquiries and written correspondence; Serving as a liaison between physicians and other individuals; [-]

Cape Town Summer - Health Studies

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 6 weeks February 2018 South Africa Cape Town

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. Quick Facts Center: IES Abroad Cape Town City: Cape Town Country: South Africa Program Credits: 6 credits Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisites: None Program Dates After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESabroad account before booking travel. Summer 2017 Arrival: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Departure: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Academics Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible, which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. We offer a unique course that explores Health Studies and Health Care through an in-depth and hands-on approach. Our world class professors enhance... [-]

Training Course in Neonatology

Unitelma Sapienza
Online Full time Part time 12 months Open Enrollment Italy Rome Spain Spain Online Mexico Mexico Online Australia Australia Online USA USA Online Canada Canada Online + 11 more

In this course doctors and nurses gain comprehensive knowledge of diseases of preterm and term infants including the underlying physiology and management. They also gain clinical competency in acute resuscitation and all procedures required in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. [+]

Courses in Health Sciences. Objectives In this course doctors and nurses gain comprehensive knowledge of diseases of preterm and term infants including the underlying physiology and management. They also gain clinical competency in acute resuscitation and all procedures required in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Content and Programme The course includes 70 video lessons given by experts in the field presenting the main neonatal diseases and the most frequent diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. Particular attention is given to the clinical aspects which are explained in a simple way, thanks to the use of images and video. The course shows the main techniques and the operation of numerous and complex devices normally used in neonatal intensive care units. The program of the course is subdivided into the following 18 modules: Module I. Perinatal Medicine Module II. General aspects of Neonatology Module III. Immuno-Haematology Module IV. Care Module V. Pneumology Module VI. Nutrition and Gastroenterology Module VII. Surgical problems Module VIII. Infections Module IX. Neurology Module X. Tecniques and procedures Module XI. Genetics/ Metabolic deseases Module XII. Ophtalmological deseases Module XIII. Screening Module XIV. Radiology Module XV. Nephrology Module XVI. Dermatology Module XVII. Devices and instruments Module XVIII. Cardiology Admission Requirements To enroll this you must own a Bachelor or Master degree and must be a doctor or a nurse qualified to practice that profession. Duration Access to the platform will be allowed for a period of 12 months from the date of enrolment. After completing the course the student will receive... [-]

Multi-professional Support for Learning & Assessment in Practice - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] [ University of Bolton, 15 weeks ] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 15 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

If your role as a health care professional involves training, supporting, mentoring and assessing learners in the workplace then this course has been designed around your needs, and those of your employer. It is specifically for nurses and allied health professionals (AHPs) whose role involves supporting learners in the workplace, and those who help train new employees or students in their working environment. This is an excellent continuing... [+]

Multi-professional Support for Learning & Assessment in Practice - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] [ University of Bolton, 15 weeks ] part-time If your role as a health care professional involves training, supporting, mentoring and assessing learners in the workplace then this course has been designed around your needs, and those of your employer. It is specifically for nurses and allied health professionals (AHPs) whose role involves supporting learners in the workplace, and those who help train new employees or students in their working environment. This is an excellent continuing professional development course for anyone seeking career progression. It meets the specific needs of employers and will help participants gain access to higher levels of responsibility at work. Supporting and developing learners in the workplace is a challenging and rewarding part of many health care roles, and these professional, management skills are in great demand. The main topics covered by the course include: establishing effective working relationships; facilitation of learning; assessment and accountability; evaluation of learning; creating an environment for learning; context of practice; evidence based practice; and leadership. Together these skills will allow you to successfully support and assess learners in the workplace. Where the course is delivered at the University of Bolton, you will attend lectures and tutorials and undertake practical experience in the workplace. You will also be expected to undertake independent study. Assessment in all cases is by the submission of coursework. There are no exams. The course is flexible and designed to fit in with... [-]

Course In Public Health And Pharmaceutical Supply Management

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Campus Part time 2 months March 2018 Peru Lima

It presents a theoretical-practical course, whose purpose is to describe and analyze each of the stages of the process of supplying pharmaceuticals in the public health sector as a public health priority activity and its relation with access. [+]

Courses in Health Sciences. Presentación Currently, the role of pharmaceuticals in the prevention, cure and relief of diseases and in the trust generated by their availability in health facilities is indisputable; However, they are products that represent a significant expense for the health system and the family economy. This is why supply management is a key component in ensuring the availability and affordability of pharmaceuticals and contributing to their access, the relevance of which is framed in the National Medicines Policy and Law 29459 - Pharmaceutical Products Act, Medical Devices and Medical Devices. International experience shows that it is possible to make substantial improvements to the delivery systems, which is of significant importance in a context of expanding coverage of health systems and public financing, and the emergence of new high-cost technologies. It presents a theoretical-practical course, whose purpose is to describe and analyze each of the stages of the process of supplying pharmaceuticals in the public health sector as a public health priority activity and its relation with access. The methodology is oriented to the application of the concepts and tools to real situations and cases, within the framework of the current sanitary and administrative regulations and regulations. Sumilla: Theoretical-practical course whose purpose is to describe and analyze the process of supplying pharmaceutical products in the public health sector as a public health priority activity and its relation to access to these products. It will work on the basis of the supply cycle: selection, estimation and programming, acquisition, storage,... [-]

Short Course in Quality Improvements in Maternal & Newborn Health

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
Campus Full time 2 weeks March 2018 United Kingdom Liverpool

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the concepts of quality of care in maternal and newborn health. Students will learn the importance of improving the quality of MNH care and services, how to assess quality, reflect critically on their own area of practice and role in quality improvement and appreciate how research and audit differ and how they are related. [+]

Quality Improvements in Maternal & Newborn Health 3 good reasons to study 1. 289,000 women die annually during pregnancy, childbirth, or within six weeks of delivery, with developing regions accounting for 99% of these deaths. 2. Quality Improvement Skills are vital for leaders to move off from the status quo and be a real asset to their employment setting and beyond. 3. You will consider the bigger picture of maternal and newborn health, and where you can best make your contribution. This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the concepts of quality of care in maternal and newborn health. Students will learn the importance of improving the quality of MNH care and services, how to assess quality, reflect critically on their own area of practice and role in quality improvement and appreciate how research and audit differ and how they are related. Course Outline Introduction to quality of care in MNH services Multi dimensional aspects of quality How to improve quality of MNH care Approaches: QI committee, champions, behaviour change Quality of care methods in MNH; maternal death audit, perinatal death audit, setting standards, criterion based audit Introduction to tools using in QI: client exit interview, FGD, IDI, observation, patient complaints and incidents Maternal death reviews Classification of maternal death Perinatal death reviews Developing tools for maternal and perinatal death reviews Criteria based audit Development of performance standards for Emergency Obstetric care and Newborn Care Indicators for monitoring and evaluating progress in Quality of Care... [-]

Pre-Occupational Therapy

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

Preprofessional studies in the College of Applied Health Sciences are designed for students who intend to pursue their undergraduate or graduate education in professional programs of our College. Preprofessional students typically are Kinesiology majors. Advisors for students in pre-occupational therapy and pre-physical therapy are available in the College Office of Student Affairs and the department offices. Students are also encouraged to participate in the preadmission information sessions which are held monthly within the OT and PT departments. [+]

Courses in Health Sciences. Preprofessional Studies: Pre-Occupational Therapy Preprofessional studies in the College of Applied Health Sciences are designed for students who intend to pursue their undergraduate or graduate education in professional programs of our College. Preprofessional students typically are Kinesiology majors. Advisors for students in pre-occupational therapy and pre-physical therapy are available in the College Office of Student Affairs and the department offices. Students are also encouraged to participate in the preadmission information sessions which are held monthly within the OT and PT departments. Completion of the required course work or attainment of the minimum grade point average does not guarantee admission to a professional program. Pre-OT and pre-PT students must complete all the requirements for a bachelor’s degree, including a major, in addition to the preprofessional studies. Pre-Occupational Therapy Occupational therapists provide services to maximize the function and satisfaction of persons whose daily life performance has been interrupted and jeopardized by disease, disability, life stress, and other factors. The occupational therapist provides the individual with opportunities for involvement in carefully chosen work, play, or self-care activities. The occupational therapist also uses various methods of mutual problem solving, environmental modification, adaptive devices, technology, and biomechanical and sensorimotor treatment methods to support and enhance performance. Many occupational therapists work within hospital settings, but there is growing emphasis on prevention and treatment of people with disabilities in nonclinical settings. As a result, many new areas of employment are now available. For example, occupational therapists are increasingly employed in school systems where... [-]

Course in Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents: From Evidence to Action

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

This free online course presents the latest data, priorities and debates about the health of adolescents, mothers, newborns and children in an accessible way, so that everyone has the opportunity to engage with the issues. [+]

Why join the course? At a time of global concern over emerging infectious and chronic diseases, it is important to remember that millions of women and children continue to die every year from conditions that are easily preventable and treatable. This free online course presents the latest data, priorities and debates about the health of adolescents, mothers, newborns and children in an accessible way, so that everyone has the opportunity to engage with the issues. Explore the lifecycle from birth to adulthood The course will run over six weeks, exploring the lifecycle from birth to adulthood, to look at adolescent, reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Each week will focus on a different area, inviting you to discuss the most recent data, and the current policy, programme and research debates that inform action to improve health outcomes. At the end of the course we will reflect on the importance of lifecycle thinking for women, children and adolescents in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. Get multiple perspectives on maternal and child health The Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive, and Child Health (MARCH) is the central hub for women’s and children’s health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and comprises more than 150 academics working around the world in 100 countries, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. In this course, you will hear from MARCH Centre experts in a range of disciplines, including epidemiology, demography, anthropology, medicine and public health. Contributors include: Professor Joy Lawn, Director of... [-]

Accredited IOSH - Working Safely Course with Exam

E-Careers
Online Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online Langley Marish

Become accredited by Europe’s leading health and safety body, The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) by exploring the fundamentals of health and safety in the workplace. [+]

Courses in Health Sciences. What are the objectives of this course? The course is designed to promote basic awareness of health and safety best practice in the workplace. Upon completion of the course, students will sit an exam which they will need to pass to gain certification. The exam consists of 10 multiple choice questions and a hazard spotting exercise. Recognise the need to work safely. Take preventative action and implement precautionary measures so as to not put themselves or others at risk. Recognise the importance of taking the appropriate precautions to prevent any health and safety issues from arising in the workplace. Use appropriate workplace precautions and preventative measures in order to create a healthy, safe and sustainable working environment. Understand emergency procedures and accident plans in their place of work and ensure that individual responsibilities are clearly understood in the event of a health and safety incident. Appreciate how industry affects the environment and list the ways in which individuals can minimise pollution and waste. Who is it intended for? This course is for any employee working within an organisation, it is especially suited to those who are looking to upskill and show their understanding of their own health and safety responsibilities with a recognised certification. Requirements There are no pre-requisites for this course. What marks this course apart? Once students have passed the IOSH Working Safely qualification they can apply for a CSCS green Labourer card, they can also study further health and safety qualifications. They will... [-]