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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Clinical Global Infectious Diseases Short Course Clinical Global Infectious Diseases
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 204 per module
  • Non-EEA € 1,303 per module
  • 19 days

Infectious diseases are easily spread between countries and continents, and infections like SARS and avian flu shows that surveillance and control of epidemics are of international importance.

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Infection Meets Immunity Certificate Infection Meets Immunity
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 500 per module
  • Non-EEA € 500 per module
  • 12 days

This Infection Meets Immunity course at Utrecht Summer School illustrates the intricate balance between infection and immunity in the human host.

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Pharmacoeconomics Certificate Pharmacoeconomics
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 950 per module
  • Non-EEA € 950 per module
  • 5 days

Pharmacoeconomics from Utrecht Summer School provides a broad perspective of the field of health economics (specific pharmacoeconomics), including a variety of subjects from views of the different stakeholders to more in-depth methodological approaches, illustrated with examples and exercises.

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Addiction Certificate Addiction
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 375 per year
  • Non-EEA € 375 per year
  • 5 days

This Addiction course at Utrecht Summer School brings together experts from multiple disciplines in addiction research and addiction treatment. The participants will become familiarized with legal and cultural aspects of addiction, the prevalence of addiction, risk factors for addiction, neurobiological mechanisms of addiction and treatment strategies and challenges in addiction care.

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Global Health Short Course Global Health
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 1,000 per module
  • Non-EEA € 1,000 per module
  • 14 days

In a globalizing world, health challenges are also transcending national boundaries and becoming more complex. To deal with these challenges, a two-way flow of resources, expertise and know-how is needed between developed and developing countries, involving stakeholders from science and society. Through joint analysis and problem solving effective, innovative solutions to global health issues can be realized. Global Health course at VU University Amsterdam provides you with in-depth insights into the growing complexity of the burden of disease.

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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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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 offerswhatever your age or current fitness level.

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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 integralfor better or worseaspect 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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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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Healthy Entrepreneurship and Innovation Short Course Healthy Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 204 per module
  • Non-EEA € 1,303 per module
  • 11 days

The objective of this Healthy Entrepreneurship and Innovation course from Aarhus University is to enable students to create opportunities based on their academic and professional skills and knowledge. Employing methods from entrepreneurship and innovation, students learn how to initiate value creating projects and products.

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