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Students enrolled at universities around the globe often take courses.  An academic course lasts one full term, and it usually focuses on a specific subject. The course helps students gain the credits necessary for graduation and prepare for future work opportunities.

What is a course in health? This class provides students with knowledge about the field of health. There are a variety of health courses available. Some focus on public health while others are more scientific in nature. There are also health courses available for students who are interested in pursuing careers in the healthcare industry.  Many degrees require students to learn about this subject, and some universities offer distance-learning options to accommodate the needs of students who are working and attending school.

A course in health will help you gain credits towards graduation and equip you with useful knowledge for the workplace. The courses available may differ by school, and the subject matter is often useful in real life settings. Many students are able to qualify for higher paying jobs when they finish school.

The cost of a course varies with each school. There are universities around the country that offer classes on health, and they each have their own fees for tuition.  If you want more details about the specific costs, it is best to contact the university.

Once students complete this course, they usually continue their education in order to qualify for a degree. With the right degree, there are often jobs available in the healthcare field.  Some people work as nurses while others find jobs in administration. It is also common for people with a health background to work in government or research.

 

To learn more about the different courses available, it is best to look online. 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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Care Hope College

The program is designed to prepare students to become a Patient Care Technician (PCT) in the state of Florida. Upon completion of the nursing assistant program, students ... [+]

Program Objective:

The program is designed to prepare students to become a Patient Care Technician (PCT) in the state of Florida. Upon completion of the nursing assistant program, students are eligible to make application to the Florida State Board of Nursing to take the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) examination. A Patient Care Technician must become a CNA to practice as a PCT.

Graduates are eligible to take the Certified Patient Care Technician exam through NCCT (not a state requirement).

Program Description:

The program is designed to prepare students for employment as entry-level advanced cross-trained Patient Care Technicians. This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills expanding the traditional role of the nursing assistant for acute and long term care settings. The program is comprised of a sequence of instruction that includes a health science core and six occupational completion points.... [-]

USA Boynton Beach
Open Enrollment
Full-time
4 - 8 months
Campus
University of Exeter International Summer School

This programme is designed for students between the ages of 15 and 18 who are interested in a future career in any healthcare related role, from Doctor to Scientist. The ... [+]

Pre University Summer School – Medicine and Healthcare- July 2019

This programme is designed for students between the ages of 15 and 18 who are interested in a future career in any healthcare related role, from Doctor to Scientist.

The four areas that the course intends to address include the following:

Provide insight into careers in Healthcare both in the UK and internationally. Explore different areas of study concerned with the provision of Healthcare. Learn about the basics underpinning Medicine and healthcare and the challenges to modern day healthcare. Preparation for life as a student at highly rated Russel Group University and elsewhere.

The course is an opportunity for high school students and equivalents around the world to get together and learn about their potential futures, giving everyone a real insight into what it takes to work in Healthcare in today’s times and what they should expect in their future studies.... [-]

United Kingdom Exeter
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Full-time
14 days
Campus
University of California, Berkeley

Students studying health will be excited to learn that there is a new study abroad opportunity at the world-famous University of California, Berkeley, near San Francisco. ... [+]

You Can Study Health at UC Berkeley for One or Two Semesters

Students studying health will be excited to learn that there is a new study abroad opportunity at the world-famous University of California, Berkeley, near San Francisco. The Berkeley International Study Program (BISP) is now offering students the opportunity to attend UC Berkeley for one or two semesters starting in Spring 2019 and beyond.

The BISP Track in Health and Society offers a wide selection of courses that are relevant to those studying in fields such as health care, health management, health economics, sports medicine, health education, and public health.

It may even be useful for students who intend to practice medicine, including nursing, although normal coursework in the sciences is not part of the curriculum.... [-]

USA Berkeley
January 2020
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
The College, Swansea University

This is an advanced initial degree in Osteopathy. Students successfully completing it will gain a Master’s level qualification which will give the skills and competencies ... [+]

This is an advanced initial degree in Osteopathy. Students successfully completing it will gain a Master’s level qualification which will:

Give the skills and competencies necessary to become a registered osteopath. Develop self-confidence and apply knowledge for practice within a safe environment. Promote evidence-based practice, personal and professional development.

Key Features

The College, Swansea University provides teaching in smaller groups, with a personalised and supportive educational philosophy that encourages students to reach their maximum academic potential. All courses are available with a choice of start dates and durations, depending on your qualifications and English Language proficiency.... [-]

United Kingdom Swansea
September 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

The academic part of our program is designed to educate participants in the highly important fields of innovation and regulation in pharma and MedTech. Because of its int ... [+]

Welcome to the International Summer University Giessen Spend your summer in the Heart of Europe

The Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies and the Faculty of Medicine of Justus-Liebig-University Giessen are looking forward to host students from all over the world for the 15th International Summer University in Giessen, Germany on Innovation and Regulation in Pharma and MedTech.

The program combines high-quality teaching with a wide range of cultural and social activities.

During the four weeks in Giessen, students will study an interdisciplinary program in a familiar atmosphere and meet excellent lecturers and practitioners from all over the world. Besides, they will attend a German language course offered at different levels.... [-]

Germany Giessen
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Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Participants will rotate and observe acupuncture treatments at the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine research clinic. Clinical rotations will includ ... [+]

About August 2 -August 15, 2020 American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine 9100 Park West Drive, Houston Texas 77063 Gain clinical knowledge through clinic observation

Participants will rotate and observe acupuncture treatments at the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine research clinic. Clinical rotations will include observation of patient interaction, patient treatments, herbal prescriptions, and office management.

Gain knowledge in U.S. healthcare regulations and ethical issues

Participants will be introduced to important ethical and regulatory topics including HIPAA, OSHA, and Clean Needle Techniques. The course will introduce important healthcare legal and liability issues that involve all U.S. practitioners.... [-]

USA Houston
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Full-time
14 days
Campus
Charles University The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies

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

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

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

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

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

Czech Republic Prague
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

This course provides knowledge and skills that healthcare managers, policymakers, and planners need for human resource planning and management. It discusses policies, str ... [+]

This course provides knowledge and skills that healthcare managers, policymakers, and planners need for human resource planning and management. It discusses policies, strategies, and practices at a national and workplace level to address health workforce issues.

This course is tropEd accredited and can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health or Master in Public Health programmes.

Content

How can policymakers and managers improve the performance of the health workforce? How does one plan human resources? How can organizational development contribute to the performance of health workers?

The quality of health service delivery depends largely on the availability and performance of qualified personnel, aided by sufficient facilities, equipment, and drugs. Policymakers and managers can influence the performance of health workers by using carefully formulated and implemented human resources for health policies and strategies developed in consultation with stakeholders. In order to enhance workforce performance, policy makers and managers also need to be able to analyze organizational culture and behavior and to identify appropriate leadership skills.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
February 2020
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Cambridge Immerse

Immerse is an award-winning provider of two week residential educational experiences with a diverse and enriching curriculum, designed and taught by expert tutors from wo ... [+]

Cambridge Medicine Summer School Course Summary

Choosing to study medicine is a big decision. It will require long hours, years of study, and unwavering dedication; studying medicine can be challenging, but also incredibly rewarding. The Immerse Medicine summer school programme is a unique two week course designed to prepare participants for the challenges and expectations of undergraduate study.

Throughout the medicine summer school programme, designed and taught by expert tutors from the world’s leading universities, students will be encouraged to think critically, develop practical skills and work collaboratively to solve complex medical problems. Class sizes are kept small, allowing participants a chance to interact easily with tutors and their peers as they study a broad range of topics, covering everything from the basics of human anatomy to the latest developments in experimental medicine.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge London
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Full-time
2 weeks
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
North Iowa Area Community College

The Nurse Aide course prepares individuals to work in long-term care facilities (LTC) and hospitals. For acceptance into ADN and PN programs, the Nurse Aide course is req ... [+]

The Nurse Aide course prepares individuals to work in long-term care facilities (LTC) and hospitals. For acceptance into ADN and PN programs, the Nurse Aide course is required. The emphasis in the course is on students achieving a basic level of knowledge and demonstrating skills to provide safe, effective patient care. The course has been developed in six units of study. The theory portion includes 30 hours of classroom time and 15 hours of laboratory practice. The clinical experience includes 30 hours in a nursing facility. Entrance Requirements for Nurse Aide:

Must be 16 years or older. High school diploma or GED/HSED. If currently in high school, a letter of acknowledgment from your high school counselor is required. Strength and endurance to meet the requirements for performing skills such as lifting and moving residents. Attendance is mandatory for an Orientation Session prior to the start of your class. If you do not attend the session, you will be withdrawn from the class. *Orientation is held one week prior to class start date. An informational letter will be mailed approximately 10 days prior to the orientation.*Note: Orientation dates are listed on the course schedule and are subject to change. Current immunization records are required prior to beginning clinical. The immunization requirements include TB test, Hepatitis B vaccine, or signing a waiver for the hepatitis vaccine. No physical is required. Health History information is also required. Forms will be completed during the Orientation Session. Criminal background checks and adult/dependent and child abuse... [-]
USA Mason City
September 2019
Full-time
75 hours
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
University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

The course will point out most recent researches and clinical applied issues about the role of muscle exercise on both healthy subjects and patients affected by different ... [+]

About

The course will point out most recent researches and clinical applied issues about the role of muscle exercise on both healthy subjects and patients affected by different types of primary or secondary neuromuscular disorders.

Aim

The focus course will be on physiopathology, methodological issues, diagnostic criteria and therapeutical advances, particularly on the management of core manifestations of exercise intolerance such as fatigue and its correlates.

Who can apply

National and international undergraduate and postgraduate students, residents, Ph.D. students, and post-doc

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Italy Lucca
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Full-time
11 days
Campus
UniLaSalle

In this course, students will better understand the complex relationships between food chain, dietary habits, and human health as a consumer and public health issue. Cour ... [+]

Spring semester in Nutritional Sciences Objectives

Students will better understand the complex relationships between food chain, dietary habits, and human health as a consumer and public health issue. Coursework includes human physiology, nutrition, nutrigenomics and epidemiology with emphasis on European or Mediterranean nutrition and health.

Tuition Erasmus+ students (from an Erasmus+ partner university): tuition waived Exchange students (from a partner university/with a cooperation agreement): tuition waived Other students: €3500+ €50 (non-refundable application fees) (field trip and campus fee are included in the program charges) Fees (2015 - 2016) Residence hall: €483/month for a single room, €260/month for a shared room Campus Fee: €100/year (Erasmus+ and Exchange students) Room insurance: €39/year 3-day-Field trip in May: €250 (Erasmus+ and Exchange students) Health insurance (compulsory for non-European students): ≈ €215/year Catering: ≈ €3,20/meal (breakfast is free) Transportation/bus: €8/month (monthly pass) Equipment to bring: lab coat, laptop, plug adaptor Admission requirements ... [-]
France Beauvais Mont-Saint-Aignan Paris
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Full-time
5 months
Campus
Instituto Europeo de Salud y Bienestar Social

Establish the protocols and methods for the assessment of corporal damage; To develop the expert technique in the different pathologies of the valuation of the corporal d ... [+]

ContentBody damage assessmentBody damage assessment techniquesMedical-expert techniqueMedical assessment of body damageMedical expertise and insurance methodologyMedical expertise in traffic accidentMedical evaluation of mobbingPractical application of medical assessment of corporal damagegoalsEstablish the protocols and methods for the assessment of corporal damage.To develop the expert technique in the different pathologies of the valuation of the corporal damage.Prepare opinions with scientific and technical expertiseAdmission requirements

Graduates in Medicine and Surgery. Law graduates. Personnel Directors, Managers.

Duration and Realization

650 hours online or online , and can be done in a maximum time of 12 months... [-]

Spain Madrid
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
12 months
Online