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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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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. [+]

Course 2017. 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... [-]

Course: Applied Economic Modeling for the Veterinary Sciences

Elevate Health
Online Part time 6 weeks September 2017 Netherlands Netherlands Online

The aim of this hands-on course is to enable you to become familiar with using the relevant tools so that you can become more actively involved in economic decision-making, particularly with regard to disease control. [+]

Applied Economic Modeling for the Veterinary Sciences Economic modeling underpins decision-making in the entire field of animal health economics, so a good understanding of the issues and tools involved is vital. The aim of this hands-on course is to enable you to become familiar with using the relevant tools so that you can become more actively involved in economic decision-making, particularly with regard to disease control. Many economic tools have been developed and are currently being applied to support decisions concerning animal health. These include basic methods such as partial budgeting, cost-benefit analysis and decision analysis, but also more advanced methodologies such as linear programming, the Markov chain and Monte Carlo simulation. You will learn about all of these, together with how to detail the critical steps in a systems analysis and choose appropriate modeling types and techniques. By gaining greater knowledge of economic concepts and theory during this course, you will be able to contribute in an informed manner to economic decision-making discussions, policy development and implementation. Applied Economic Modeling for the Veterinary Sciences is one of the online medical courses that 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: √ Analyze economic problems using basic methods such as partial budgeting, cost-benefit analysis and decision analysis √ Detail the critical steps in system analysis and choose appropriate modeling... [-]

Holistic Doula Certificate

Pacific Rim College
Campus Full time 14 weeks September 2017 Canada Victoria

The Holistic Doula Certificate is a 13.5 week, 270-hour program that prepares students to work as both Doulas and Post-partum Doulas. It is the most comprehensive Doula program offered in [+]

Holistic Doula Certificate

The Holistic Doula Certificate is a 13.5 week, 270-hour program that prepares students to work as both Doulas and Post-partum Doulas. It is the most comprehensive Doula program offered in North America.

 

The education and training provided within the Holistic Doula Certificate Program is based on complementary and integrative approaches, bridging Western Medicine with holistic therapies. The program provides strong education and practical foundation in many therapeutic approaches, thereby creating competent and confident Doulas when working with labouring mothers and building their practices. No single therapeutic approach or discipline taught is meant to be comprehensive and to lead to students becoming practitioners in that particular area. Instead, each component adds to the Doula's competency and thus value to the labouring mother and her family. By gaining comprehensive education in a variety of disciplines, program graduates will be poised to change the current standards of what it means to be a Doula in North America. All students are eligible to partake in the Doula Mentorship once they have completed all classroom requirements of the certificate program.... [-]


Summer Psychology and Social Behavior Course in California

University of California, Irvine - Summer Session
Campus Full time 6 - 12 weeks June 2017 USA Irvine

Study abroad in the heart of Southern California this summer, just minutes away from the beaches in beautiful Orange County! [+]

Summer Psychology and Social Behavior Course in California S1 PSY BEH 9 Introduction to Psychology S1 PSY BEH 11A Psychology Fundamentals S1 PSY BEH 11B Psychology Fundamentals S1 PSY BEH 11C Psychology Fundamentals S1 PSY BEH 104S Social Animal: An Introduction to Social Psychology S1 PSY BEH 140H The Hardiness Approach to Stress Management S1 PSY BEH 155C Child Therapies S1 PSY BEH 179S Cultural Psychology S2 PSY BEH 9 Introduction to Psychology S2 PSY BEH 11A Psychology Fundamentals S2 PSY BEH 11B Psychology Fundamentals S2 PSY BEH 102C Abnormal Psychology S2 PSY BEH 103H Health Psychology S2 PSY BEH 118D Human Sexuality S2 PSY BEH 150C Clinical Psychology S2 PSY BEH 171S Environmental Psychology Why Study at UCI? UC Irvine combines the strengths of a large, dynamic research university with the friendly feel of a small college, and incredible bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. Summer Session offers over 800 courses in 70 academic disciplines. Students will take courses led by world-renowned faculty and live and study with American students. As a visiting student, you have the option to choose courses that will help you fulfill degree requirements at your home university or courses just for interest. This is your summer to grow academically. Students are encouraged to meet with professors and strike up a conversation – some students have been offered opportunities to assist in research on campus. There are many academic resources available on campus to help you with your learning needs, including peer tutors, 5... [-]

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. [+]

Course 2017. 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.... [-]

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Course

North Iowa Area Community College
Campus Full time 113 hours September 2017 USA Mason City

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) course expands on the knowledge and skills of an EMT. [+]

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) course expands on the knowledge and skills of an EMT. This 113-hour course consists of didactic and hands-on skill sessions. The course includes in-depth discussion and application of skills based on anatomy and physiology, disease processes, intravenous therapy, and pharmacology. Advanced-level skills such as IV therapy and medication administration will be incorporated into the course. An additional 52 hours of hospital-based clinical and 48 hours of ambulance ride time are required. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to test for AEMT certification. Entrance Requirements for Advanced EMT: Must be at least 17 years of age at the time of enrollment. Must be able to speak, write, and read English proficiently. Must be physically and emotionally capable of performing all functions and skills of an AEMT, and possess maturity of judgment and sound moral character. Must provide documentation of current certification in American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers. Must provide current State of Iowa EMT certification. A physical examination, immunization record, and completed background check are required prior to beginning the hospital clinical rotations or ambulance ride time portions of the course. Note: A criminal background check and adult/dependent abuse checks will be required. Drug testing may also be required by individual agencies. Results of these checks will be used by contracted clinical facilities to determine clinical eligibility. Costs for background checks will be included in tuition costs. All other costs will be the responsibility of the student. Upon successful... [-]

Course in Developing Happiness

MECAT
Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

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

Course 2017. About the Course Be happy and effective at the personal, social, and career level! This course provides 65 tips that can reduce negative thinking and stress and change your mentality when you are under pressure. Enjoy learning how to cope with difficult situations, be more self-confident, forgive, and live happy. Target Audience Individuals yearning to live happily including entrepreneurs, managers, administrators, students, team leaders, or team members who are looking for self-improvement. Learning Objectives This course guides you to develop happiness through interesting methods. It focuses on reducing stress, coping with difficult situations, well-being, self-confidence, self-esteem, anger management, and developing an attitude of forgiveness. Optional Online/Distance Learning Attendance Students are also permitted to enroll in this course on an online/distance learning basis. [-]

Course in Myths and Realities of Personalised Medicine: the Genetic Revolution

FutureLearn
Online Part time 5 weeks March 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Personalised medicine. Precision medicine. Individualised medicine. Customised medicine. Targeted medicine. All buzzwords of recent years that excite, confuse and infuriate the public, researchers and healthcare professionals. Broadly speaking, these terms all refer to the idea of tailoring treatment to individual patients based on their genetic code. [+]

Personalised medicine. Precision medicine. Individualised medicine. Customised medicine. Targeted medicine. All buzzwords of recent years that excite, confuse and infuriate the public, researchers and healthcare professionals. Broadly speaking, these terms all refer to the idea of tailoring treatment to individual patients based on their genetic code. What does it all mean, and why should you care? This free online course will discuss both the hype and hope surrounding the genetic revolution and personalised medicine. The impact of personalised medicine on clinical practice will likely yield significant benefits for patients, yet it raises a number of serious ethical and legal issues for health professionals, patients and the community. Explore the power of genetics across disease prevention and diagnosis In this unique course you will learn from leading researchers and healthcare professionals how genetic testing is currently used to guide treatment across diseases including cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and mental health, and infectious disease. You will also explore the power of genetics to impact disease prevention and diagnosis, and the social, legal, political and ethical implications of this new knowledge. Examine key personalised medicine topics week by week Week One: We begin by discussing what causes disease and development of personal traits – our genes or our environment? We will also explore how genes are passed from one generation to the next, basic medical genetics, and how recent technological and scientific advances have heralded the advent of the genetic revolution, and the global approach and impact of these advances. Week Two: We will... [-]

IRON (Initial Registration of Overseas Nurses)

Australian Centre Of Further Education
Campus Part time 12 weeks January 2018 Australia Melbourne

IRON course is a bridging course for overseas qualified nurses to be able to practice as registered nurse (RN) or enrolled nurse (EN) in Australia. The aim of this course is to assist overseas qualified nurses to embrace the knowledge and skills required to work as a nurse in Australia and provide support in the transition from nursing in their country of origin to nursing in Australia. [+]

Course 2017. IRON course is a bridging course for overseas qualified nurses to be able to practice as registered nurse (RN) or enrolled nurse (EN) in Australia. The aim of this course is to assist overseas qualified nurses to embrace the knowledge and skills required to work as a nurse in Australia and provide support in the transition from nursing in their country of origin to nursing in Australia. On successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to apply for registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority). Entry Requirements for IRON 1. Must have completed Bachelor of Science in Nursing in your home country (Diploma holders can only become EN after IRON program) 2. Three months of nursing experience during the last 5 years 3. English requirement (see question 3) 4. Must hold a current AHPRA letter (For application of AHPRA letter, see question 4) English Requirement for IRON According to AHPRA, from 1 July 2015, IETLS, OET, PTE and TOEFL iBT are all acceptable and results from two sittings can be combined within 6 months from the first exam. - IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components - OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components - PTE (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills - TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score... [-]

Pre Access to Higher Education – Health and Social Care

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This course is an introduction for those interested in a possible career in the field of Health and Social Care. The course is part of a study programme that will explore a range of subjects including communication, psychology, sociology, values and principles of social work and [+]

Working in the health and care professions is a rewarding experience. Your first step to a career in health and care starts at Kensington and Chelsea College. You may have been out of education for a while in which case the Pre Access and Access course will help you to develop the skills that you need to progress into Higher Education in a health-related field. Course Overview This course is an introduction for those interested in a possible career in the field of Health and Social Care. The course is part of a study programme that will explore a range of subjects including communication, psychology, sociology, values and principles of social work and responsibilities of care and support workers. The course also includes Math and English qualifications designed to prepare learners for study at a higher level. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon/Thu 09:30 - 15:30 [-]

Pre-Occupational Therapy

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

Preprofessional studies in the College of Applied Health Sciences are designed for students who intend to pursue their undergraduate or graduate education in professional programs of our College. Preprofessional students typically are Kinesiology majors. Advisors for students in pre-occupational therapy and pre-physical therapy are available in the College Office of Student Affairs and the department offices. Students are also encouraged to participate in the preadmission information sessions which are held monthly within the OT and PT departments. [+]

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... [-]

Accredited IOSH - Working Safely Course with Exam

E-Careers
Online Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online Langley Marish

Become accredited by Europe’s leading health and safety body, The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) by exploring the fundamentals of health and safety in the workplace. [+]

What are the objectives of this course? The course is designed to promote basic awareness of health and safety best practice in the workplace. Upon completion of the course, students will sit an exam which they will need to pass to gain certification. The exam consists of 10 multiple choice questions and a hazard spotting exercise. Recognise the need to work safely. Take preventative action and implement precautionary measures so as to not put themselves or others at risk. Recognise the importance of taking the appropriate precautions to prevent any health and safety issues from arising in the workplace. Use appropriate workplace precautions and preventative measures in order to create a healthy, safe and sustainable working environment. Understand emergency procedures and accident plans in their place of work and ensure that individual responsibilities are clearly understood in the event of a health and safety incident. Appreciate how industry affects the environment and list the ways in which individuals can minimise pollution and waste. Who is it intended for? This course is for any employee working within an organisation, it is especially suited to those who are looking to upskill and show their understanding of their own health and safety responsibilities with a recognised certification. Requirements There are no pre-requisites for this course. What marks this course apart? Once students have passed the IOSH Working Safely qualification they can apply for a CSCS green Labourer card, they can also study further health and safety qualifications. They will be able to function... [-]

Summer Course: International Health

VIA Summer School
Campus Full time 2 weeks August 2017 Denmark Aarhus

Get a unique chance to collaborate with other professions. The programme includes theory and visits to elder care centres which are at the forefront of using health- and welfare technologies. [+]

Course 2017. Summer Course: International Health Get a unique chance to collaborate with other professions. The programme includes theory and visits to elder care centres which are at the forefront of using health- and welfare technologies. You will be taught by some of the most gifted researchers in health care and welfare technology and will get a chance to get out of the classroom and experience the Danish welfare system. The theme of the international Health Summer School 2017 is how our health care technology system can assist the growing group of people suffering from dementia. Throughout the course there is an interprofessional approach to the theme. You will deal with questions like: How to implement person-centered care in your professional work? What kind of psychosocial interventions is used in dementiacare? How can health and welfare technology help people with dementia maintain autonomy in their lives? What are the benefits and disadvantages for the individual citizen? When is health technology ethically acceptable? Teaching style The programme includes both theoretical presentations on campus and visits to elder care centres and hospitals. Your learning process will be supported by teambuilding, reflection groups, and presentations in workshops. Participation will give you access to professional input, new networks and an appreciation of the varying perspectives that result from cultural differences. Learn about Denmark the fun way In afternoon and evenings, tutors arrange a variety of events to expand your knowledge of Danish cuisine, nature and culture and to promote cultural exchange between students from... [-]

Medicine

Cambridge Immerse
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 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. [+]

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 undergraduate medicine,... [-]

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. [+]

Course 2017. 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... [-]