Short Courses in Medicine & Health

The general field of medicine and health includes disciplines that focus on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention of illnesses and diseases as well as the care and rehabilitation of human beings and other living organisms.
The general academic area of medicine and health includes disciplines such as biomedicine, health management, nursing, nutrition, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine. Many interdisciplinary fields have emerged that are strongly connected to advanced technology, involving expertise in engineering as well as natural sciences. Examples include medical imaging or medical devices.
Basic medical knowledge focuses on knowing the basic human structure, function and health, advancing to more specialised medical branches. In their first years of study, future medical professionals receive training in human anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, in addition to subjects from related areas such as biology, biotechnology, chemistry, neuroscience, and psychology.
Medical school education is followed by a period of supervised practice or internship, and a residency. Further specialisations can be achieved through postgraduate vocational training. A great part of medicine relies on active research, generally conducted by Doctors in Medicine (or M.D.s).
Job titles related to the field of medicine and health include: general practician, surgeon, veterinary doctor, psychiatrist, medical technician, nurse, hospital administrator, dietician, pharmacist, and more.

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The Neubauer American Spring Semester - Introduction to Medicine Short Course The Neubauer American Spring Semester - Introduction to Medicine
  • Mar 2016
  • National $ 9,000 per year
  • International $ 9,000 per year
  • 5 months

The program is designed to prepare students to excel in their future academic and professional careers in the Health Sector. It provides an introduction to medicine to students on pre-med/ health tracks, exposing them to the various facets of the doctor-patient relationship and ethical aspects of clinical medicine as well as advanced clinical practices and research. Students study in classes with Israeli peers and live on campus. Related internships and practical clinical experience opportunities are also offered through this program. More details are provided in the program description.

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The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness Short Course The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness
  • Any time
  • National $ 94 per module
  • International $ 94 per module
  • Not specified

Discover the scientific truths that counter popular myths about nutrition and fitness with Dr. Goodman's insightful and rewarding course, The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness. Each of these six self-contained lectures explores in great depth the major myths, lies, and half-truths related to key components of fitness and nutrition. You'll

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Infectious Disease and Public Health Short Course Infectious Disease and Public Health
  • Feb 2016
  • EEA € 1,480 per module
  • Not specified

Infectious disease affects all our lives to varying degrees, often making front-page news: ‘New resistant strain of TB’, ‘Will bird flu cross over to humans?’ ‘Hospital infections reach epidemic proportions’, etc. This module approaches infectious disease from several perspectives – exploring the underlying biology, epidemiology, ecology and evolution of pathogens in relation to the extraordinary immune defences of their human hosts.

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Physiology and Fitness Short Course Physiology and Fitness
  • Any time
  • National $ 319 per module
  • International $ 319 per module
  • Not specified

In Physiology and Fitness, international fitness expert Dean Hodgkin delivers inspiring and effective answers to these questions and more, showing you a new, scientifically based way to reach your own optimum fitness and to keep it for life. Physiology and Fitness presents a groundbreaking approach to fitness education that brings together scientific knowledge with results-driven practice in a wholly integrated system, allowing you to enjoy the rich vitality and health that prime fitness offers—whatever your age or current fitness level.

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Diploma of Higher Education in Health Sciences Short Course Diploma of Higher Education in Health Sciences
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA £ 10,800 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 10,800 per year
  • 24 months

If you’re interested in the science behind our health – from what we can do as individuals to stay healthy, to epidemics and the spread of disease – this diploma is for you. It’s particularly relevant if you work in health-related professions, or you’re thinking about doing so. You’ll study the essential scientific concepts underpinning the function of the human mind and body; the incidence, diagnosis and treatment of disease and disability; and the maintenance and improvement of health in different populations.

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Stress and Your Body Short Course Stress and Your Body
  • Any time
  • National £ 59 per module
  • International £ 59 per module
  • Not specified

With Stress and Your Body, you'll be learning about this integral—for better or worse—aspect of daily life from an engaging and insightful teacher. Professor Sapolsky knows just how important it is to understand the workings of stress, but he also flavors his lectures with humor and practical tips for stress management that you can incorporate into your lifestyle.

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Researching and evaluating healthcare practice Short Course Researching and evaluating healthcare practice
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA £ 2,450 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 2,450 per module
  • 1 months

Researching and evaluating healthcare practice assists you to play a leading role in service improvements through an appreciation of healthcare quality, research, evidence evaluation and skill analysis. You will conduct a series of investigations (some at work, others are studied privately or with tutor group colleagues), to explore the basis for service improvement, including robust and appropriate underpinning evidence, best research practice and skill analysis. The module provides opportunities to explore the work of the researcher, look at ways to evaluate evidence, and explore approaches that can assist you to unpick skills practised locally.

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Program Short Course Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Program
  • Dec 2015
  • Not specified
  • 10 months

Develop the skills and confidence to begin your nursing career in the Herzing University Licensed Practical Nursing(LPN) program. Through classroom instruction and hands-on clinical experience, you'll emerge our LPN program fully prepared take the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses exam (NCLEX-PN) and become a licensed practical nurse (LPN).

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Introduction to Statistics for Health Care Research Certificate Introduction to Statistics for Health Care Research
  • Jan 2016
  • May 2016
  • International £ 1,890 per year
  • 3 months

This ten week online statistics module is designed for health and social care professionals who want to understand the basics of analysis methods commonly used in medical research, in order to understand published research and to participate in more specialised courses. Students will learn to use and interpret basic statistical methods using SPSS, with reference to cohort studies, case control studies and randomized controlled trials. Online discussion forums enable communication between students and the tutor to provide support and to interpret and understand real-life scenarios.

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Institute of Acoustics Certificate of Competence Certificate Institute of Acoustics Certificate of Competence
  • Apr 2016
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA £ 0 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 0 per year
  • 7 days

The Certificate of Competence in Environmental Noise Measurement (CCENM) is designed for professionals working in acoustics, including environmental health officers, sound engineers and event managers who are looking to further their specialist knowledge and skills.

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Advanced Health Care Short Course Advanced Health Care
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 9,800 per year
  • Non-EEA € 9,800 per year
  • 12 months

This honours programme offers multi-professional, intercultural advanced health care modules that will strengthen your international competencies. The programme provides knowledge and insights in a number of compulsory and elective fields. Eleven modules are on offer; eight successfully finished modules and a successfully completed thesis are required to obtain the certificate. Each week, you will participate in health care practice.

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