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Top 131 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: Systematic Reviews of Prognostic Research

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

In this online medical course for researchers we discuss and practice how to define your review questions, how to search the literature, how to critically assess the methodological quality of primary prognostic studies, and which statistical methods to use for meta-analyses of the results of primary prognostic studies. [+]

Courses in Health Sciences. Systematic Reviews of Prognostic Research The number of primary studies evaluating prognostic factors and models is rising per day. Alike for therapies and diagnostic tests, critically summarizing and analyzing the evidence form prognostic studies in a systematic review and meta analysis is beneficial for health care professionals seeking the best evidence. Reviews of prognostic studies are much more challenging because of more variation in questions & designs, specific sources of bias & variation, and more complex statistical meta-analytical models. Several advances regarding the design, critical appraisal and statistical analysis in systematic reviews of prognostic studies, have recently been made. In this online medical course for researchers we discuss and practice how to define your review questions, how to search the literature, how to critically assess the methodological quality of primary prognostic studies, and which statistical methods to use for meta-analyses of the results of primary prognostic studies. The course consists of plenary presentations, small-group discussions, and computer exercises. Learning Objectives By the end of the course, you'll should be able to: √ Explain the rationale for performing a systematic review of prognostic studies √ List the key steps of a systematic review of prognostic studies √ Formulate a focused review question addressing a prognostic problem √ Systematically search the literature √ Critically appraise the evidence from primary prognostic studies √ Formulate the difficulties of meta-analysis of prognostic research √ Meta-analyses of performance of prognostic models √ Meta-analyses of the added value of specific prognostic factors Accreditation... [-]

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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Medicine Summer Course

Summer Boarding Courses
Campus Full time 2 - 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Oxford

Our Medicine course has been designed to be a comprehensive, interactive course for the doctors of tomorrow. [+]

Courses in Health Sciences. Welcome to a rich and dynamic summer college. Our courses bring together cultures, ideas and study to form a stepping stone for your future academic and professional success. Oxford is home to wonderful architecture, history and to some of the greatest thinkers of the world, you are invited to become part of that wonderful heritage. Students travel from around the world to become part of our academic family, forming a remarkable community each with cultures, passions and ideas to offer and learn. This is Oxford College Summer School. Medicine Our Medicine course has been designed to be a comprehensive, interactive course for the doctors of tomorrow. During this course, students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the world of medicine, through the theoretical and practical skills involved in being a doctor. Students will focus on the study of human biology, the analysis of patient symptoms and the response of key medical issues. As well as receiving a certificate and report at the end of their stay, students will leave with a First Aid qualification. Length of Course Two or four weeks - St Hugh's Key Skills Developed Problem Solving, Communication, Management, Research, Teamwork Language Level Required Intermediate and above Suitable for further study or career Medicine, Dentistry, Sports Science Prices & Dates 2 Weeks 03/07/2017 — 17/07/2017 (Price £3,300) 17/07/2017 — 31/07/2017 (Price £3,300) 31/07/2017 — 14/08/2017 (Price £3,300) Students aged 8 to 17 Accomodation Students at the Oxford College Summer School will stay at... [-]

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 [-]

Pre-Occupational Therapy

International University Alliance
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... [-]

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. [+]

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 be able to function... [-]

Medical Field Experience in San Jose, Costa Rica

Bridge Education Group
Campus Full time 2 weeks Open Enrollment Costa Rica San José

If you’re studying to be a healthcare professional and want to experience what the field of medicine is like in other countries, then BridgeAbroad’s Spanish & Medical Field Experience program in San Jose, Costa Rica is for you! [+]

Courses in Health Sciences. Medical Field Experience in San Jose, Costa Rica Medical Field Experience at a glance City: San Jose Host Institution: Bridge Duration: Minimum 2 weeks Course Hours: 30 per week Language of Instruction: Spanish and/or English Minimum Spanish Proficiency: Beginner Spanish & Medicine Internship in San José If you’re studying to be a healthcare professional and want to experience what the field of medicine is like in other countries, then BridgeAbroad’s Spanish & Medical Field Experience program in San Jose, Costa Rica is for you! You’ll spend at least two weeks studying Spanish and experiencing the healthcare system in Costa Rica first-hand. You’ll assist with patient care and administrative work at a local healthcare facility or hospital. It’s a great way to test out a potential career in medicine and to build your Spanish skills as you jump headlong into Costa Rica’s fascinating culture. Why Study in San José? Costa Rica literally means ‘the rich coast’, and it is indeed a tropical paradise. Pristine rainforests lead to white sand beaches, and the “pura vida” (pure life) pace of life is relaxed. Costa Rica is a great place to begin your adventure: located in Central America and bordering Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. A chain of volcanoes and mountains—part of the Andean-Sierra Madre chain—runs the length of the country and separates the Caribbean Sea on the east coast from the Pacific Ocean on the west coast. In addition, Costa Rica has over 1,000 miles... [-]

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... [-]

Course in Developing Happiness

MECAT
Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

Be happy and effective at the personal, social, and career level! This course provides 65 tips that can reduce negative thinking and stress and change your mentality when you are under pressure. Enjoy learning how to cope with difficult situations, be more self-confident, forgive, and live happy. [+]

Courses in Health Sciences. About the Course Be happy and effective at the personal, social, and career level! This course provides 65 tips that can reduce negative thinking and stress and change your mentality when you are under pressure. Enjoy learning how to cope with difficult situations, be more self-confident, forgive, and live happy. Target Audience Individuals yearning to live happily including entrepreneurs, managers, administrators, students, team leaders, or team members who are looking for self-improvement. Learning Objectives This course guides you to develop happiness through interesting methods. It focuses on reducing stress, coping with difficult situations, well-being, self-confidence, self-esteem, anger management, and developing an attitude of forgiveness. Optional Online/Distance Learning Attendance Students are also permitted to enroll in this course on an online/distance learning basis. [-]

Short Learning Programme in Microdermabrasion and Photizo® Light Therapy

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 days February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

Do you need to broaden your skills in the skincare centre and have heard about the fantastic results that can be achieved with Microdermabrasion and Photizo® Light Therapy?​ Register to complete an extremely valuable Short Learning Programme offered our Department of Somatology. [+]

Do you need to broaden your skills in the skincare centre and have heard about the fantastic results that can be achieved with Microdermabrasion and Photizo® Light Therapy?​ Register to complete an extremely valuable Short Learning Programme offered our Department of Somatology. This Short Learning Programme will be offered over two days and will include practical and theory applications of both of these machines for facial and body treatments. The purpose of this SLP is to provide structured theoretical and practical learning opportunities related to diamond tip MDA and Photizo light therapy. Qualifying delegates will be able to utilise this practical and theoretical knowledge to enhance their skills in Somatology clinics as these modalities are considered to be “cutting-edge”. A written theory test and practical assessment are required to ensure competency in both aspects. A maximum of eight (8) delegates can be accommodated per programme and delegates will be required to work and model during the two days. Delegates who pass both the theory and practical assessments will receive a certificate from the University of Johannesburg. REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of a 2 year Somatology qualification from a registered Provider For further information on this SLP please contact: COURSE COORDINATOR: Ms Debbie Campbell TEL: 011 5596511 EMAIL: debbiec@uj.ac.za VENUE: University of Johannesburg John Orr Building Doornfontein Campus [-]

Multi-professional Support for Learning & Assessment in Practice - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE6] [ University of Bolton, 30 weeks ] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 30 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... [+]

Courses in Health Sciences. Multi-professional Support for Learning & Assessment in Practice - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE6] [ University of Bolton, 30 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... [-]

Certificate in Human Anatomy and Physiology Online Course

Courses for Success
Online Part time 6 - 8 weeks January 2018 USA USA Online

We'll place an emphasis on the organization of the human body and the differences between nonliving matter and living organisms. We'll also cover cell anatomy and physiology because all life processes are ultimately carried out at the cellular level. [+]

Learn Principles of Genetics and Gain an Understanding of How Traits are Passed from OneGeneration to the Next We'll place an emphasis on the organization of the human body and the differences between nonliving matter and living organisms. We'll also cover cell anatomy and physiology because all life processes are ultimately carried out at the cellular level. After we've established this foundation, we'll survey the anatomy and physiology of each of our 11 organ systems. You'll learn how our nervous system allows us to receive, process, and interpret sensation and send messages to our muscles and glands. We'll cover the skeletal and muscular systems, learning how they make movement possible, and also about some of their little-known but equally essential functions. This course explains how the circulatory and respiratory systems work together to provide our bodies with the oxygen our tissues need, and how they work together with the skin and kidneys to rid our bodies of wastes. You'll learn how our bodies fight off diseases, and how our digestive system converts the food we eat into energy and the tissues of our bodies. We'll also spend time on the endocrine system, which supplies the hormones we need for our survival, and the reproductive system, that group of organs that allows life to be passed on to another generation. We'll also discuss functions of the different organ systems that you'll probably find surprising. In addition, each lesson includes information about specific disorders that sometimes happen to our bodies, and we'll... [-]

Course in ECG Assessment: an Introduction for Healthcare Providers

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks Open Enrollment 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. [+]

Courses in Health Sciences. 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. Over two weeks, you will be guided through a step-by-step approach to undertaking the procedure, including ECG lead placement, and how to deal with common challenges you may face in obtaining a high quality ECG reading. You will also explore the principles of electrophysiology, and how to recognise a normal heart rhythm, as well as signs of arrhythmia. You will learn through demonstrations and interactive animations, and be able to check your knowledge and deepen your understanding through a variety of quizzes and peer discussion. What topics will you cover? The electrical conduction system of the heart What ECGs are, and why they are useful Recording ECGs – placing electrodes and attaching leads Post-procedure tasks – removing electrodes and preparing equipment for next use Troubleshooting ECGs and obtaining high quality readings Recognising normal sinus rhythm in ECGs Arrhythmias and their impact What will you achieve?... [-]

Obesity Causes and Consequences

The College of Contemporary Health
Online Part time 12 weeks April 2017 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... [+]

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 2 diabetes, complications of... [-]

Individual Diploma Courses

Indian Board of Alternative Medicines
Online Part time 1 year Open Enrollment India Kolkata

Acupressure and Magnet Therapy, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Aura Healing [+]

Courses in Health Sciences. Systems of Medicines Acupressure and Magnet Therapy Acupuncture Aromatherapy Aura Healing Bach Flower Remedies Beauty Therapy Counselling and Psychotherapy Chinese (Traditional) Medicine Chiropractic Crystal Healing Cupping Therapy Diet and Nutrition Electro Homeopathy Feng Shui Gem-Tele-Chromo Therapy Herbal Medicines Holistic Health and Nutrition Hypnotherapy Hydrotherapy Indo Allopathy Iridology Kinesiology Massage Therapy Medical Astrology Meditation Naturopathy Naturopathy and Yoga Pranic Healing Pyramid Healing Radiesthesia and Radionics Reflexology Reiki Sound and Music Therapy Spiritual Healing Tibetan Medicines Yoga Therapy ELIGIBILITY / PRE-REQUISITE: For all the courses mentioned above are High School / Standard Xth / O level or Equivalent. EXAMINATION: One set of final examinations will be conducted at the end of the course. Examinations can be taken either in the center in Kolkata, India or by postal / online mode from outside Kolkata from the student’s residence. Students should intimate their choice of examination at the time of enrollment. Different sets of papers are set based on the mode of examination being conducted by the Board (Kolkata Center / Online / Postal) and students are provided with Model Test papers of last few years for assistance in preparation based on the examination mode notified. [-]