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Top 18 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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18 Results in Healthcare Studies

IEEF Instituto Español para la Educación y la Formación

Become a certified specialist, practice in the best companies, and work on what you like ... [+]

Guardian of Health Institutions

Face-to-face course of the Health Institution Leader in Madrid with IEEF. With internships in hospitals and health centers, and real possibilities of getting a job after the internship.

If you prefer, this course is also taught online.

FunctionsThey will process or conduct without delay the verbal communications, documents or objects entrusted to them by their superiors.They will transfer from one service to another the equipment or furniture that is indicated to them.They will perform the corresponding guard services within the shifts that are established.They will perform exceptionally those cleaning tasks that are entrusted to them when their performance by female personnel is not suitable or decorous in order to the situation, location, difficulty of handling, weight of objects or premises to be cleaned.They will take care, as well as the rest of the staff, that the patients do not abuse the belongings and clothes of the Institution, avoiding their deterioration or instructing them in the use and handling of the blinds, curtains and service tools in general.They will serve as lift operators when they are specially assigned that task or the needs of the service require it.They will monitor the entries of the Institution, not allowing access to their facilities more than the authorized persons.They will be in charge of the nocturnal surveillance, both inside and outside the building, from which the doors of complementary services will be closed.They will continually watch for the greatest possible order and silence in all the dependencies of the Institution.They will inform their... [-]
Spain Madrid
September 2019
Spanish
Campus
Online
University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning

The Applied Behaviour Analysis Training for Families and Caregivers is suitable for persons who face the day-to-day demands of managing behavioural challenges of individu ... [+]

Raising a child with behavioural challenges is a long journey, but help is on its way

The Applied Behaviour Analysis Training for Families and Caregivers is suitable for persons who face the day-to-day demands of managing behavioural challenges of individuals of varying ages, with intellectual disabilities, experiencing autism spectrum disorders (ASD), or general behavioural challenges. All courses in this program are based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).

This introductory level program consists of online and pre-recorded lectures that allow you to work at your own pace. The online facilitator is also available (via email or conference call) to answer your questions, discuss experiences or clarify course materials.... [-]

Canada Fredericton
Open Enrollment
Online
MECAT

This course focuses on leadership and management issues in healthcare organizations while providing participants with a practice setting to examine and develop their own ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Dubai
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
NIVA Education

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. ... [+]

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.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
Full-time
2 days
Campus
Kensington and Chelsea College

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Full-time
35 weeks
Campus
Fleming College

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

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.... [-]

Canada Peterborough Lindsay Minden Cobourg  + 1 More
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Instituto Europeo de Salud y Bienestar Social

To develop the skills, aptitudes and knowledge necessary to position clinics as a leader in the model of excellence and patient satisfaction market; Facilitate processes ... [+]

ContentCommunicationHuman Capital Management and Professional CareerCorporate and Personal ImageBasics for Customer ServiceCompetencies for Customer ServiceClinic PlanningClinical Management TechniquesSales Protocol and Commercial ManagementPortfolio of ServicesQuality Control, Continuous Improvement and ExcellencegoalsDevelop the skills, aptitudes and knowledge necessary to position clinics as a market leader in the model of excellence and patient satisfaction.Facilitate processes that help build quality and ensure the safety and satisfaction of patients.Admission requirements

Graduates in Medicine and Surgery, Graduates in Medicine, as well as other non-medical professionals, graduates or graduates, in health sciences who work in a clinical setting or with an interest in the direction, management, opening, expansion and development of clinics and in the management of clinics.... [-]

Spain Madrid
Open Enrollment
Spanish
Full-time
12 months
Online
COPE Health Scholars

Our International Health Scholar program is customized to fit the learning objectives and goals of each student group. ... [+]

International Health Scholar

Our International Health Scholar program is customized to fit the learning objectives and goals of each student group. This program allows students from any country to come to spend time in U.S. clinical facilities while also learning about the state of health care in the country via lectures taught by UCLA faculty. In touring the hospitals in our network, students will see firsthand what it’s like working as a medical professional or healthcare administrator in a U.S. health system, hospital, medical group or another healthcare setting. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a certificate of completion from UCLA and be certified to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).... [-]

USA Los Angeles
Open Enrollment
Full-time
3 - 15 months
Campus
COPE Health Scholars

The Junior Health Scholar program allows high school students between the ages of 16-18 to shadow a current Health Scholar. ... [+]

Junior Health Scholar

The Junior Health Scholar program allows high school students between the ages of 16-18 to shadow a current Health Scholar. Alongside their college student mentor, Junior Health Scholars observe how the care delivery and administrative teams work together to deliver excellent care and explore whether a career in health care is right for them. The program is offered year-round at select sites in California, Washington, and Hawaii. Most individuals complete the program in nine (9) months with a commitment of one 4-hour shift per week. For those looking to complete the program faster, we offer a 3-month option where you will receive priority shift selection.

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USA Los Angeles
Open Enrollment
Full-time
3 - 9 months
Campus
COPE Health Scholars

The Pre-Med Scholar program is the most comprehensive preparation for medical school admissions. During eight (8) weeks over the summer, ... [+]

Pre-Med Scholar

The Pre-Med Scholar program is the most comprehensive preparation for medical school admissions. During eight (8) weeks over the summer, Scholars will master the MCAT with 123 hours of instruction by The Princeton Review and access to additional practice materials and tests, gain firsthand experience interacting with patients and assisting providers and administrators in a clinical setting, learn tips and tools from experts on completing the medical school application process and hear from UCLA faculty on the most pressing issues affecting the healthcare industry.

Intensive Pre-Med Scholar

Currently offered during the winter, the Intensive Pre-Med Scholar program is an intensive medical school prep program offered in partnership with the Princeton Review for students looking to enhance their medical school application. Over three (3) weeks, scholars will receive 44 hours of MCAT strategy instruction, 40 hours of clinical training and up to 48 hours of firsthand clinical and healthcare administration experience.... [-]

USA Los Angeles
Open Enrollment
Full-time
8 weeks
Campus
COPE Health Scholars

The Intensive Health Scholar program is perfect for individuals looking to gain firsthand experience in a clinical setting, along with healthcare management interactions ... [+]

Intensive Health Scholar

The Intensive Health Scholar program is perfect for individuals looking to gain firsthand experience in a clinical setting, along with healthcare management interactions and experiences, in an intensive format across eight (8) weeks during the summer. Students participate in skill-based workshops, such as suturing and attend a seminar taught by UCLA faculty. Upon graduation, scholars will receive a completion certificate from UCLA’s Executive Programs in Health Policy & Management.

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USA Los Angeles
Open Enrollment
Full-time
8 weeks
Campus
COPE Health Scholars

Are you considering a career in healthcare? You can join one of our programs to explore whether health care is the right career for you. Not a “pre-health” major? No prob ... [+]

Health Scholar

The Health Scholar program allows you to gain firsthand experience in both clinical and administrative healthcare settings and become an integral part of the care delivery team. You will assist with basic care for patients alongside nurses, physicians and other members of the care delivery team, and have opportunities to learn the “business” of healthcare to better prepare you for your healthcare career. This program is offered year-round with enrollment occurring every quarter. Most individuals graduate from the program in 15 months after completing 250 hours of healthcare experience with a commitment of one 4-hour shift per week. For those looking to complete the program faster, we offer 9-month and 3-month options where you will receive priority shift selection in order to finish at an accelerated pace. Additionally, upon graduation, scholars will receive a completion certificate from UCLA’s Executive Programs in Health Policy & Management. The program is offered at various healthcare sites throughout California, Washington, and Hawaii.... [-]

USA Los Angeles
Open Enrollment
Full-time
3 - 15 months
Campus
Gateway College

This program is designed to train learners to become Health Care Professionals. Our dedicated and experienced instructors will provide quality education with hands-on tra ... [+]

Program Overview

This program is designed to train learners to become Health Care Professionals. Our dedicated and experienced instructors will provide quality education with hands-on training to prepare students for the real world. Students will practice their techniques in labs equipped with articulated mannequins, hospital beds, medical gear, and fixtures. Furthermore, students will participate in a designated facility or a hospital and interact with patients throughout the practicum training period. This training will help students learn proficiency and the confidence most needed on a job. Our graduates work in both private and publicly funded facilities and hospitals as well as a variety of community settings. These may include extended care, intermediate care, assisted living, home support, rehabilitation facilities, and group homes. HCAs work as part of a team within a health care unit under the supervision of a health care professional such as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
24 - 34 weeks
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

This course for experienced practitioners provides participants with the best and latest knowledge, techniques, and monitoring tools ... [+]

Tracking skills

This course is aimed at senior managers who are fully engaged in the planning, management, and evaluation of health sector reforms in developing countries. These senior managers may be employees in the Ministries of Health, they may work in embassies, international organizations, or non-governmental organizations that cooperate with the Ministries of Health on current health sector reforms.

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The new millennium has seen an increase in development aid for health. At the same time, the results, impact, and effectiveness of development assistance have become increasingly important. Ongoing health reforms include new forms of planning and implementation, innovations in terms of cooperation and partnerships. Do the reforms fulfill their objectives? What factors contribute to success, or failure, in a specific context?... [-]

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

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 Wha ... [+]

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.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
August 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus