Course in Healthcare Studies

Top 23 Courses in Healthcare Studies 2019

Courses of study can help immerse high school graduates into a subject at its beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. The duration of a course can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few years, depending on its complexity and objectives.

What are courses in healthcare studies? They’re usually intended to prepare learners for serving in the healthcare field in administrative and support roles, as well as providing direct care and assistance to patients. Topics covered may include medical front office management, organizational leadership, medical technologies, healthcare needs through the human life cycle and how to serve vulnerable populations. General subjects, such as communication, statistics and finance, may also be specifically applied to healthcare settings within course materials.

Picking up several useful skills can result from completing healthcare studies courses. Many find that their general communication abilities have improved. Explicit learned skills can vary, but common ones include compliance with federal regulations related to healthcare providers and developing plans for integrating new technologies into an organization’s menu of services.

Healthcare studies is a growing discipline with educational institutions around the world offering courses and full programs. Costs for these can differ, so be sure to verify tuition, books, registration and other fees with the schools of your choice.

Since healthcare studies is such a broad field, career possibilities can exist in a wide range of settings. Community health educators and program directors are commonly needed in public and nonprofit agencies, such as state and local health departments, community outreach initiatives and health advocacy groups. Healthcare networks and private sector businesses may also need healthcare studies graduates to operate and direct wellness programs. Some can also find meaningful opportunities in the medical sales field.

Distance learning provides the flexibility to study from anywhere and on one’s own schedule. 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 in Healthcare Management

MECAT
Campus Full time September 2019 United Arab Emirates Dubai

This course focuses on leadership and management issues in healthcare organizations while providing participants with a practice setting to examine and develop their own management skills. This course provides an overview of the evolution, structure and current issues in the healthcare system. [+]

About the Course

This course focuses on leadership and management issues in healthcare organizations while providing participants with a practice setting to examine and develop their own management skills. This course provides an overview of the evolution, structure and current issues in the healthcare system. It examines the unique features of health care as a product, and the changing relationships between patients, physicians, hospitals, insurers, employers, communities, and government.

Target Audience

Healthcare providers and other professionals in healthcare fields including experienced workers in health sector and holders of any degree in healthcare fields such as medicine, nursing, pharmacy, medical lab, radiology, nutrition, biomedical engineering, etc.... [-]


Ergonomics and New Ways of Work in the Field of Aged Care at Home Course

NIVA Education
Campus Full time 2 days Finland Helsinki

The work in elderly care is physically and psychologically demanding. The physical demand in aged care is even more strenuous than in other social and healthcare sectors. There are several physical risk factors, f. ex. 82 % of back injuries happen during manual patient handling tasks. The musculoskeletal disorders cause over one-third of the sick leaves and are the most import reason for early disability allowance. [+]

Our societies are facing the challenge how to organize elderly care services. The aim is to let people live in their own homes as long as possible. The functional ability decreases with age while the need for assistance is growing. This increases the demand for healthcare personnel to efficiently work in private homes. While responding to this demand the health care personnel have to apply new ways of work and confront many ergonomic challenges what the private home as a workplace pose.

The work in elderly care is physically and psychologically demanding. The physical demand in aged care is even more strenuous than in other social and healthcare sectors. There are several physical risk factors, f. ex. 82 % of back injuries happen during manual patient handling tasks. The musculoskeletal disorders cause over one-third of the sick leaves and are the most import reason for early disability allowance. Shortage in nursing personnel is a problem in all western countries and it is expected to worsen. At the same time, the need for nursing care is increasing because our societies are rapidly aging.... [-]


Pre Access to Higher Education – Health and Social Care

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2019 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.... [-]


Health Information Management

Fleming College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Canada Peterborough Lindsay Minden Cobourg + 3 more

The Fleming College Health Information Management (HIM) program is one of only three Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) recognized college programs available in Ontario. [+]

The Fleming College Health Information Management (HIM) program is one of only three Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) recognized college programs available in Ontario.

Program Highlights

In this challenging two-year diploma program, students will learn to use computer technologies to capture and analyze data and to create health information for healthcare delivery use, financial and management planning. Health records are the primary source of information used by hospitals and healthcare facilities to code services for reimbursement purposes. This information is also needed by public health officials to indicate disease patterns and trends, and by medical researchers for analysis, comparison, and decision support.... [-]


Course: Digital Health for Cancer Management: Smart Health Technologies in Complex Diseases

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

Learn how new digital health technologies are transforming cancer management with this course for healthcare professionals. [+]

Understand the potential of new technology in managing cancer

Recent advances in cancer treatment and management have to lead to people with cancer living longer than ever before; now healthcare must begin to consider how to help people with cancer live healthily.

On this course, you will explore and discuss how new digital health technologies, like wearables, social media, and home sensors, are starting to transform the management of cancer. There are hundreds of apps for people living with cancer, are they helpful? Can wearable devices promote healthier lifestyles in patients with cancer? It’s time to find out.

What topics will you cover? Digital health technologies Patient advocacy Mind-Body Connections Gamification for Health Promotion in patients with cancer Wearable technologies ... [-]

Course : Preparing for an International Health Elective: Exploring Global Health, Ethics and Safety

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time November 2019 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

Prepare for undertaking an International Health Elective, in this course developed in collaboration with King's College London [+]

International health electives (IHEs) are highly variable, student-organized placements that offer important opportunities for student-directed learning about health and healthcare in unfamiliar contexts. They enable medical and healthcare students to take responsibility for their own learning and to explore areas of interest relevant to future careers.

However, there is evidence to suggest that international health electives do not always deliver the learning outcomes anticipated and that pre-elective learning can help to ensure a valuable and productive experience. This free online course, developed as a collaboration between King’s College London and St George’s, University of London, is aimed at learners currently studying in medical or healthcare disciplines and considering taking an IHE. On the course you will learn how you might avoid negative experiences and ensure that doing an IHE would be both valuable and productive, should you decide to undertake an elective yourself.... [-]


Course in Health Technology Assessment: Choosing Which Treatments Get Funded

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Find out how new drugs and treatments are assessed before being introduced. [+]

This course will help you understand how and why drugs and treatments are funded and discover how healthcare organizations make decisions about whether we should have access to certain treatments.

You will focus on a key part of the information used to make these decisions - Health Technology Assessment (HTA).

What topics will you cover?

In this course we looked at:

What health technology assessment is and how it is applied by healthcare decision-makers to inform the choices they make about which drugs and treatments should be made available to patients- this means looking at both the benefits or effects of the treatment, and its costs. The kinds of evidence that can help us to decide whether a treatment is of benefit, and how much of a benefit it gives. The range of evidence types, with a focus on clinical trials, what they can offer, their limitations and why they are particularly important for HTA. The methods used to bring the existing research and evidence about a treatment together, so we can get a clear picture of what benefits the treatment offers. To do this, we looked at a technique called ‘sytematic reviewing’ which combines the evidence into a single report and uses statistical techniques to bring the data from a number of studies together to create a single estimate of the effects of a treatment. The ways in which the costs of drugs and the economic impacts can be compared with those of existing treatments. To do this we... [-]

Course in Internet of Things for Active Aging

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

The Internet of Things (IoT) includes many new digital health technologies, from apps to wearable devices to home sensors - devices that are expected to revolutionize healthcare in the near future. But when will they become truly useful and usable for those with the most at stake: older adults with multiple medical problems? This is just one of the questions we will tackle on this course. [+]

The Internet of Things (IoT) includes many new digital health technologies, from apps to wearable devices to home sensors - devices that are expected to revolutionize healthcare in the near future. But when will they become truly useful and usable for those with the most at stake: older adults with multiple medical problems? This is just one of the questions we will tackle on this course.

Get an introduction to geriatric care

Better technology can often come from greater understanding. On this course you’ll learn about how older adults and clinicians manage health problems and health pain points, and how to check up-front for the real problems seniors need technological help solving.... [-]


Course in Demystifying Diabetes

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Diabetes is recognized as the world’s fastest-growing chronic condition, with an estimated 422 million people living with it worldwide. [+]

Diabetes is recognized as the world’s fastest-growing chronic condition, with an estimated 422 million people living with it worldwide.

This online course draws on up-to-date research, and the real-life experiences of clinicians and people with diabetes, to address the question: “What is diabetes?”

You’ll explore the history, types, causes, and treatment of diabetes and get a free taste of Deakin University’s postgraduate degree in Diabetes Education, which can be done entirely on FutureLearn.

What topics will you cover?

This course provided learners with an understanding of:

epidemiology of diabetes diagnosing and classifying diabetes different types of diabetes and their methods of treatment the role of insulin in normal metabolism What will you achieve? Identify the incidence and global distribution of diabetes Develop an understanding of the differences between the different forms of diabetes Identify the symptoms and effects of diabetes Develop an understanding of the relationship between exercise, nutrition and blood glucose Explain insulin function and insulin resistance Who is the course for? ... [-]

Course in Clinical Supervision with Confidence

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

Are you a new clinical or educational supervisor? Are you finding some areas of clinical supervision challenging? Do you need to refresh your supervision skills? If so, this free online course is for you. It will help you improve your knowledge and skills, to become a more effective supervisor. [+]

Supervise medical students and trainees effectively with this free online course, ideal for clinical and educational supervisors. Are you a new clinical or educational supervisor? Are you finding some areas of clinical supervision challenging? Do you need to refresh your supervision skills? If so, this free online course is for you. It will help you improve your knowledge and skills, to become a more effective supervisor.

Ideal for busy healthcare professionals

Delivered online over two weeks, this course is ideal if you’re a busy general practitioner, consultant, or other medical or healthcare professional, who has day-to-day supervisory responsibility for medical students, junior doctors or postgraduate medical trainees, in hospital or community settings. The course is mapped to competencies within the Academy of Medical Educators’ framework for the professional development of postgraduate medical educators. This framework is used by the General Medical Council and Health Education England as a benchmark for recognition (accreditation) of clinical educators in the UK.... [-]


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

FutureLearn
Online Part time 6 weeks November 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Course in Quality Improvement in Healthcare: The Case for Change

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time 6 weeks November 2019 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

This free online course suggests that the main reason is complexity. Health and social care systems are inherently complex, with many interconnected activities and processes, and thus difficult to measure, analyze, change and improve. [+]

Why join the course?

Why is a quality improvement in health and social care systems so difficult? Why is it so challenging to bring in new and better ways of organizing health and social care services?

Many reasons have been put forward: lack of money; lack of appropriate or complete knowledge; excessive and perhaps unnecessary regulations; and entrenched professional opinions and interests.

This free online course suggests that the main reason is complexity. Health and social care systems are inherently complex, with many interconnected activities and processes, and thus difficult to measure, analyze, change and improve.

Understand how to overcome complexity and lead quality improvement in healthcare ... [-]

University Certificate of Competence 60 Credits Award: 50 credits at Level 3 and 10 credits at Level 4

London South Bank University
Campus Part time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom London

This 60 Credits Award course prepares Healthcare Support Workers to progress within their careers in healthcare. [+]

This part-time course, delivered over one academic year, addresses the concept of person-centred care, building on the principles outlined in Trust Induction Programmes, and considers the Healthcare Support Worker's role in both enhancing the quality of life for patients with a range of long-term conditions and their role in ensuring that patients whose conditions deteriorate are identified swiftly and effectively. The course also recognises the Healthcare Support Workers' role in team working and contributing to rapidly changing service patterns in the NHS.

The course aims to enable you to develop are a flective and enquiring approach to your practice, and to develop the knowledge and understanding with which to develop your practice. You will be encouraged to develop a contemporary approach to care which is based on best available evidence, and to demonstrate your commitment to excellence in providing care for patients and their families and carers. The course also aims to encourage you to sustain your personal development and take a life-long approach to learning.... [-]


Continuous Personal and Professional Development CPPD/CPD Health and Social Care

London South Bank University
Campus Full time August 2019 United Kingdom London

The School of Health and Social Care is the largest provider of CPPD for the health workforce in the South East of the UK. The portfolio offers training for bands 1-7 healthcare professionals. Most programmes are clinically focused and work based. [+]

The School of Health and Social Care has a long-standing and well-deserved reputation for providing high-quality education and training and for undertaking research that makes a difference and is the largest provider of Continuous Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) for the health and social care workforce in the South East of the UK.

The School has over 400 teaching/research staff and a student body of over 7000 and has campuses in Southwark, South London and Havering in Essex. The Southwark campus hosts a state of the art facility including 14 inter-professional skills laboratories and the Havering campus provides high-quality educational facilities.

The School works with a variety of healthcare professionals including Bands 1-4 workers, nurses, midwives, social workers and many allied health professionals. The CPPD Portfolio includes a range of programmes, modules, study days and bespoke projects all meeting the needs of our service colleagues. Our programmes are designed and implemented in collaboration with service colleagues supporting the development of a workforce that is not only fit for the here and now but will be able to lead and innovate into the future.... [-]


Monitoring and Evaluation in a dynamic health environment (M&E) Course

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 2 weeks August 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

This course equips participants with the up-to-date knowledge and state-of-the-art monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools enabling them to answer such questions as What models, frameworks, and tools are suitable for a specific evaluation? How to balance the perspectives of different stakeholders? [+]

This advanced practitioners course equips participants with the up-to-date knowledge and state-of-the-art monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools enabling them to answer such questions as:

What models, frameworks, and tools are suitable for a specific evaluation? How to balance the perspectives of different stakeholders?

Monitoring and evaluation skills are essential tools for working in a dynamic development environment. They aid decision making and lead to improvements in project impact through maximizing the learnings available.

This course is designed for senior managers who are actively involved in planning, management, and evaluation of health sector reforms in developing countries. These senior managers might be either working in Ministries of Health, or they may be the staff of embassies, international organizations, or NGOs developing partnerships with Ministries of Health within the scope of current health reforms.... [-]