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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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

The Healthcare Machine Short Course The Healthcare Machine
  • Any time
  • National $ 140
  • International $ 140
  • Not specified

Develop a better understanding of the healthcare industry and the unique challenges that healthcare organizations must address to remain competitive and meet the needs of their constituents. This The Healthcare Machine course offered by Healthcare Learning Innovations is designed to provide a foundation in understanding these topics so that IT professionals can ultimately make greater contributions to the overall success of the healthcare organization.

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Health in a Global Perspective Short Course Health in a Global Perspective
  • Jun 2016
  • EEA £ 1,480 per module
  • International £ 1,480 per module
  • 1 months

Why is life expectancy for people in wealthy countries nearly 40 years greater than those in poorer countries? And why among the developed countries is it not the richest societies that have the best health, but those that have the smallest income differences between rich and poor? This module examines the relationship between health and development, and the social, political and economic contexts determining population health. Focusing on the relationship between poverty, social marginality and illness in a variety of historical and contemporary contexts we will explore how health and health­care systems have been shaped by colonialism, socialism and global capitalism.

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Food: A Cultural Culinary History Short Course Food: A Cultural Culinary History
  • Any time
  • National $ 319 per module
  • International $ 319 per module
  • Not specified

Eating is an indispensable human activity. As a result, whether we realize it or not, the drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history, from prehistoric times to the present. Epicure Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin said it best: "Gastronomy governs the whole life of man."

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Clinical and Translational Oncology Certificate Clinical and Translational Oncology
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA $ 300 per module
  • International $ 300 per module
  • 5 days

Enroll and find out how scientific knowledge is generated and translated into personalized treatment to improve survival and quality of life of patients with cancer. Meet the UMC Utrecht cancer researchers and medical specialists and work together with them in a multidisciplinary setting to determine treatment plans for real life patients at Clinical and Translational Oncology from Utrecht Summer School.

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Neuroscience of Everyday Life Short Course Neuroscience of Everyday Life
  • Any time
  • National $ 84 per module
  • International $ 84 per module
  • Not specified

Opening your eyes to how neural processes produce the familiar features of human existence, The Neuroscience of Everyday Life covers a remarkable range of subjects in 36 richly detailed lectures. You will explore the brain under stress and in love, learning, sleeping, thinking, hallucinating, and just looking around—which is less about recording reality than creating illusions that allow us to function in our environment.

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Cardiovascular Research Certificate Cardiovascular Research
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 840 per module
  • International € 840 per module
  • 14 days

The Cardiovascular Research from Utrecht Summer School takes a central role in life by connecting all our organs. This allows for maintenance of a healthy environment for all the cells that make up the tissues of the body. Disturbance of the cardiovascular system, therefore can have severe health effects. In this course you will be trained by expert researchers that study the cardiovascular system and are working at UMC Utrecht in the spearhead Circulatory Health.

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EHealth Foundations Short Course EHealth Foundations
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 830
  • International € 830
  • Not specified

This foundation course in eHealth is designed for those working at the forefront of digital technology implementation and innovation in healthcare. In this course, you will learn the fundamental principles and methods in eHealth, as we equip you with practical tools and techniques. By successfully completing this course, you will have a critical understanding of the key components in eHealth initiatives empowering you to manage successful projects in this sphere.

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Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety Certificate Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 950 per module
  • International € 950 per module
  • 5 days

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety course is offered at Utrecht Summer School and will cover key issues in pharmacoepidemiologic and drug safety research. Special topics include databases and molecular pharmacoepidemiology. Students will learn about the typical problems (e.g. confounding by indication, rare side effects) and approaches to deal with these problems in the practice of pharmacoepidemiology.

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Global Health Short Course Global Health
  • Jul 2016
  • National € 3,620 per module
  • International € 3,620 per module
  • 1 months

The Global Health program at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that combines classes, professional field trips and practicum. We believe a large part of the learning occurs in the field. That's why students will not only hear about global health but they will also visit places and meet people that actually practice or demonstrate aspects of global public health in Israel.

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5th International Summer School Modern Methods in Infection Biology Short Course 5th International Summer School Modern Methods in Infection Biology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 0
  • 5 days

The Faculty of Biology of the University of Wuerzburg is organizing an annual international Summer School in Modern Methods in Infection Biology. We accept application from students of: Biology (Microbiology/Parasitology/Infectious disease), Medicine, Biomedicine, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics and Pharmacy.

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EIT Digital Summer Schools Short Course EIT Digital Summer Schools
  • Jun 2016
  • Jul 2016
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 250
  • International € 250
  • 14 days

EIT Digital Summer Schools are now open for external students who are not enrolled in any of our Education Programmes. This year, we are running nine summer schools each covering one of eight themes. EIT Digital Master School offers a portfolio of thematic Summer Schools.

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