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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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Degree In Nutrition And Dietetics

Université Internationale de Casablanca
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 Morocco Casablanca

The Bac + 3 Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics is a university education aimed at developing dietary and food science skills in order to prescribe nutritional plans to promote health, contribute to a better management of diseases and better Manage the complications of certain disease states. [+]

Course 2017. 2/3 of the diseases are related to our lifestyle including diet. Nutrition has become a fundamental and future discipline for both healthy and sick people. The Bac + 3 Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics is a university education aimed at developing dietary and food science skills in order to prescribe nutritional plans to promote health, contribute to a better management of diseases and better Manage the complications of certain disease states. It allows graduates to practice a medical profession, to have preventive and therapeutic tools such as conducting nutritional label analyzes, to issue adapted dietary plans or to advise patients or overweight subjects. Exclusive to UIC The International University of Casablanca is part of Laureate International Universities, the world's largest network of private universities: more than 70 universities in 25 countries and more than 1,000,000 students. Personal development courses Learning foreign languages: English, French, Arabic and Spanish Very high level faculty Foreign speakers High-Level Speakers ADMISSIONS Admissions post bac This course is for bachelors: Moroccan or foreign scientists (mathematical sciences, physical sciences or experimental sciences) or equivalent recognized diploma TERMS OF ACCESS Access follows: Case Study Written tests Oral interview PROFILE OF THE GRADUATE The graduate in Nutrition and Dietetics is a health professional able to: Determine the dietary needs of a healthy subject or disease Contribute to the development and implementation of recommended nutritional plans To monitor patients with specific nutritional needs Analyze nutritional recommendations for public or private healthcare institutions Ensure the nutritional quality of products... [-]

Pre-Medicine Program

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Bradford

Interested in a career in medicine? Think you might want to be a doctor? Well, you will eventually need to earn a doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine degree. But first, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree. You can do that on our campus. [+]

Pre-Medicine Program Program Designation: Pre-Professional Program Contact: Dr. Mary Mulcahy and Dr. David Merwine Interested in a career in medicine? Think you might want to be a doctor? Well, you will eventually need to earn a doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine degree. But first, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree. You can do that on our campus. While you’re here, you can choose any major. However, most of our students who are in medical school or who are now doctors majored in biology. Once you earn a four-year degree, you can apply to medical school. We have an agreement with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA, which will allow you to enter their medical school after just three years of undergraduate coursework, enabling you to become a doctor in even less time. In each case, these agreements mean that if you meet certain requirements, you will automatically be admitted to one of their doctoral programs. What you can do with a degree in Pre-Medicine. Program Requirements: Course Requirements INTRODUCTION TO CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY INTRODUCTION TO BIODIVERSITY GENERAL CHEMISTRY I GENERAL CHEMISTRY II ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LAB ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LAB INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS I or FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS I & FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS I LAB INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS II or FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS II & FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS II LAB ENGLISH COMPOSITION I ENGLISH COMPOSITION II CALCULUS I INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY STATISTICS: PSYCHOLOGY INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY Lake... [-]

Course: Introduction to Epidemiology

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

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

Course 2017. Introduction to Epidemiology Introduction to Epidemiology will provide you with insights into the basic terminology and principles of epidemiology. These range from the history and design of epidemiological research to the different measures of frequency and association. We will also address the principles of bias and confounding, thereby enabling you to familiarize yourself with all key epidemiological concepts. This is one of the online medical courses offered through the MSc Epidemiology program of the UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University, and as such is highly relevant for anyone participating in a medical education or working in healthcare. It will also provide you with a good basis for further research into specialized areas of epidemiology. Introduction to Epidemiology is part of MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online; the online MSc program in Epidemiology offered by Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht, MSc Epidemiology and Elevate Health. Learning Objectives By the end of the course, you should be able to: √ Use and explain the basic terminology and principles used in epidemiology √ State important historical developments in health sciences in general, and epidemiology in particular In particular, you should be able to: √ Distinguish between, and apply, the different measures of frequency, association and impact that are commonly used in epidemiological research √ Calculate these measures using simple numerical examples √ Tell apart and explain the different aspects of epidemiological research (causal and descriptive). √ Tell apart and state the (dis)advantages of the different study designs used in epidemiological research: cohort, case-control... [-]

Obesity Behavioral Aspects

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

In this module you will learn to connect psychological risks, eating disorders and family influence to behaviour patterns in obesity. You will consider the role of stress, as well as neurobiology and addiction. Most importantly, your understanding will be linked to new skills. You will not just understand how these factors are connected to obesity, but how they effect each individual patient... [+]

Online Distance Learning In this module you will learn to connect psychological risks, eating disorders and family influence to behaviour patterns in obesity. You will consider the role of stress, as well as neurobiology and addiction. Most importantly, your understanding will be linked to new skills. You will not just understand how these factors are connected to obesity, but how they effect each individual patient. This module is validated by London South Bank University. Module Aims The module aims to: Provide a critical understanding of the concepts and controversies in regard to the impact of psychological and emotional issues on eating behaviours in obese people. Debate issues surrounding the need for consideration of psychological aspects in dealing with the obesity problem. Appraise the need for compassionate communication and Motivational Interviewing in eliciting behaviour change Module Content This module reviews emotional and psychological issues around eating and obesity to explore the possible aetiologies that affect an individual’s eating behaviour, reviewing research that claims neuronal pathways leading to addiction are influenced by food. The impact of obesity in childhood, on both short and long term mental health and well being will be reviewed, along with parental influences. Consideration will be given to the effects of social stigmas attached to being overweight, and their impact on the ability to lose weight and maintain that loss. The module also considers the need for compassionate communication and Motivational Interviewing in discerning the patient narrative, and some of the possible treatment options, that help to support... [-]

Diploma of Acupuncture

Pacific Rim College
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Canada Victoria

The Diploma of Acupuncture is a 3-year (6-semester) program that deeply explores theoretical and clinical concepts of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Students learn foundational [+]

Diploma of Acupuncture

The Diploma of Acupuncture is a 3-year (6-semester) program that deeply explores theoretical and clinical concepts of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. 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 2145-hour program satisfies curriculum requirements of of the CTCMA of BC. 

 

Study Options

The School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine offers year-round educational opportunities with an academic calendar based on 3 semesters per year. New students may enrol every January, May and September and students may either choose to pursue year-round studies or to take a semester or more off at their discretion. By choosing their course load each semester, students may complete any semester on a part-time or a full-time basis.... [-]


Certificate in Explore a Career in Medical Coding Online Course

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

Take your first step toward a lucrative career as a medical coder! In this course, you'll learn how to use the CPT manual and the ICD-9-CMto find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or surgical procedure. [+]

Start Now To Explore a Career in Medical Coding Take your first step toward a lucrative career as a medical coder! In this course, you'll learn how to use the CPT manual and the ICD-9-CMto find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or surgical procedure. This knowledge will help prepare you to work almost anywhere in the medical field—doctors' offices, clinics, public health facilities, hospitals, labs, nursing homes, insurance agencies, or even the comfort of your own home. We'll go through each of the main systems of the human body—integumentary (skin), musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and male and female genitourinary—outlining the medical terminology, conditions, diseases, injuries, treatments, and procedures you'll see most often in each of those systems. Along the way, we'll go through lots of real-world examples and coding exercises to get you using your coding tools in conjunction with your analytical skills to come up with just the right codes to describe any medical situation. In the process, you'll get all the hands-on experience you'll need to code medical insurance claims with confidence. By the end of this course, you'll know how to find your way through both the CPT manual and the ICD-9-CM manual, and you'll be well on your way to a career as a medical coder! Course content © 2014 Portions by Penn Foster Inc. and Education To Go, a Division of Cengage Learning, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction or redistribution of any course material without prior written permission is prohibited. Course Fast... [-]

Course In Industrial Quality In The Pharmaceutical Sector

CESIF
Online Part time 6 months April 2018 Spain Spain Online

Aimed at graduates or graduates in pharmacy, chemical, biological, veterinary and other university diploma related to the pharmaceutical sector. It is aimed at recent graduates or practicing professionals in the sector that require a degree of specialization as a professional development tool. [+]

Course 2017. A WHO SHOULD Aimed at graduates or graduates in pharmacy, chemical, biological, veterinary and other university diploma related to the pharmaceutical sector. It is aimed at recent graduates or practicing professionals in the sector that require a degree of specialization as a professional development tool. OBJECTIVES The primary objective of CESIF is the training of professionals with a high level of expertise in various technical and managerial positions offered by companies, complementing the teaching areas with a comprehensive and personalized preparation for the search. DURATION 750 hours. 45 virtual classrooms, virtual tutorials 5 hours, 450 hours of personal work and 250 hours for the manufacture of the final project. DOCUMENTATION For the duration of the course, each student will have access through the Virtual Campus, to all relevant documentation to the areas scheduled. It all contents of study and supporting materials necessary for the proper development of the course is included. TUTORIALS Each student will carry out various practical work related to the main areas of the course to be subsequently evaluated by the Program Manager. PROGRAM OF CONTENTS The program of Industrial expert in the Pharmaceutical Quality, Is divided into 5 blocks to include all aspects necessary for the formation of the pupil. REGULATORY FRAMEWORK integrated markets, mutual recognition agreements and global supply. Quality regulations in the pharmaceutical sector. CGMP / FDA, ISPE ICH; ISO 9001. Current challenges and harmonization of regulatory frameworks. US cGMP / FDA, ISPE ICH; ISO 9001. Role of quality in a pharmaceutical... [-]

Dental Assistant Program

APLMED Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Aurora

Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team. If you have strong communication skills, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind and want a career with responsibility, dental assisting is for you. [+]

Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team. If you have strong communication skills, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind and want a career with responsibility, dental assisting is for you. The duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office. The dental assistant performs many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills. Although state regulations vary, responsibilities may include: assisting the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures; taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays); asking about the patient's medical history and taking blood pressure and pulse; serving as an infection control officer, developing infection control protocol and preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment; helping patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment; providing patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment procedures, such as the placement of a restoration (filling); teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling); taking impressions of patients' teeth for study casts (models of teeth); performing office management tasks that often require the use of a personal computer; communicating with patients and suppliers (e.g., scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, billing and ordering supplies); helping to provide direct patient care in all dental specialties, including orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and oral surgery; Interested in a career change? Let APLMED Academy guide you in... [-]

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. [+]

Course 2017. 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 they work... [-]

Massage and Relaxation for Students with Learning Difficulties

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Part time 30 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

In this class, you will learn some self massage, as well as how to give and receive short massages of the hands, feet, shoulders,upper back and head, for relaxation and fun. [+]

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 In this class, you will learn some self massage, as well as how to give and receive short massages of the hands, feet, shoulders,upper back and head, for relaxation and fun. If you have done massage before, you will learn how to give longer massages using different strokes. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Fri 10:30 - 12:00 [-]

Health Science (Medicine) - International Foundation Year

DIFC Ireland
Campus Full time 7 - 9 months September 2017 Ireland Dublin United Kingdom London + 2 more

The perfect preparation course for international students hoping to attend the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland or other to Medical Universities in the UK or mainland Europe. [+]

Course 2017. The perfect preparation course for international students hoping to attend the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland or other to Medical Universities in the UK or mainland Europe. The DIFC Medicine Foundation pathway offers the best preparation for international students to help them to achieve a placement in International Medicine degree programmes. DIFC has partnerships with top Medical Universities, including Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI), St George’s University London (SGUL), the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), as well as Debrecen University in Hungary, Charles University in the Czech Republic, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences and European University Cyprus. Course Content English for Academic Purposes ESAP for Science Mathematics for Science Science – two subjects: Chemistry and Biology at 4 hours/week each Additional Chemistry Pastoral care/progression counselling Successful completion of the Medicine & Health Sciences pathway can lead to progression to Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy and other Health Science related degrees one of our partner universities. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Successfully completed high school examinations. Have a minimum English level of 5.0 IELTS. [-]

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. [+]

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 one of three Oxford... [-]

Medicine

Cambridge Immerse
Campus Full time 2 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge London + 1 more

Cambridge Immerse is a unique two week residential educational experience with a diverse and enriching curriculum, designed and taught by Cambridge University and Oxford University tutors. [+]

Course 2017. Overview of course Session 1: July 23rd 2017 – August 5th 2017 Session 2: August 6th 2017 – August 19th 2017 Residential in a central University of Cambridge college Classes designed and taught by University tutors A variety of carefully planned skills workshops Dedicated university and subject specific advice Inclusive of all excursions and extracurriculars Diverse range of international participants Participant Assessment Certificate of Participation Summary Cambridge Immerse is a unique two week residential educational experience with a diverse and enriching curriculum, designed and taught by Cambridge University and Oxford University tutors. Tutorials and seminars are taught by experts in an optimal learning environment that stimulates academic enquiry; yet the carefully planned schedule ensures that the programme not only meets the academic needs of the participants, but also provides a unique insight into the university city through an abundance of extracurricular activities. The Cambridge Immerse Medicine course is both challenging and engaging, with students learning in small groups to ensure that each student’s needs are addressed. Students are taught university-level topics in a way that is approachable and easy to understand. The Cambridge Immerse Medicine course is perfect for those considering studying Medicine at university level. As well as introducing students to topics explored at the undergraduate level, the course introduces students to more advanced topics and debates that will not only spur intellectual curiosity, but assist in preparing to study Medicine at leading universities. Academic Content & Learning Objectives Cambridge Immerse introduces students to the world of... [-]

Expert Clinical Training In Speech Therapy

Universidad Pontificia De Salamanca
Campus Full time 7 months November 2017 Spain Salamanca

Clinical specialization course for those who have studied Speech Therapy, Teaching, Pedagogy, Psychology and Psychology and wish to expand their clinical training in all areas of speech therapy intervention. [+]

Program Description Clinical specialization course for those who have studied Speech Therapy, Teaching, Pedagogy, Psychology and Psychology and wish to expand their clinical training in all areas of speech therapy intervention. For ten consecutive courses it has been developing in Speech Therapy degree at the Pontifical University of Salamanca graduate course majoring in Speech Therapy Clinical Training. Teachers certification of experts Logopedia in the clinical setting have formed a stable team evaluation and treatment in the different areas of intervention in language pathology, speech, hearing and voice in order to train students of the course on these issues in practices derived from hospital patients I social area seeking treatment in the following areas: Assessment and Diagnosis of Speech and Language. Voice evaluation and diagnosis. Intervention in Literacy. Intervention Speech. Intervention in disorders of language acquisition and development. Intervention in people with cerebral palsy. Intervention in people with acquired brain injuries. TDH and TGD intervention. Intervention in Hearing Impaired. Intervention in Speech I (Dyslalias and disfemias) Intervention Speech II (Multiple Sclerosis and diglossia). Speech therapy therapy refers to a set of assessment strategies, preventive and rehabilitation treatment for language disorders, speech, voice and hearing aimed at the full, partial or preventive rehabilitation function in patients with this pathology. In such treatment can be seen involved other professionals with whom we point contacts such as: Odonto-stomatology, orthodontist, audiologist, speech therapist, psychologist, physical therapist, teacher, neurologist, hearing-aid, pediatrician, social worker ... GOALS Train students in the different pathologies in the field of human... [-]

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. [+]

Course 2017. 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... [-]