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 Myths of Nutrition and Fitness 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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Food Systems Analysis Food Systems Analysis
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 2,250 per year
  • Non-EEA € 2,250 per year
  • 120 days

Students in the Food Systems and Governance Postgraduate Diploma programme will analyse systems that govern agriculture and food internationally. The programme begins by exploring key issues in food studies, conceptualising food systems and contextualising the trade of agri-food commodities. Students will also learn skills and methods of research and policy analysis.

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Physiology and Fitness 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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Food and migration Food and migration
  • Mar 2016
  • EEA € 1,150 per module
  • Non-EEA € 1,150 per module
  • Not specified

This programme is intended for people seeking to work and specialize in the food industry and for those seeking to improve their skills and abilities in order to enhance their job prospects, particularly in the fields of food and/or migration.

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Stress and Your Body 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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Nutritional Science (minor) Nutritional Science (minor)
  • Jun 2016
  • National $ 676 per module
  • International $ 1,267 per module
  • 3 months

The Department of Nutritional Sciences Online Courses and Summer Minor. The program consists of courses in the health-related fields, including occupational and physical therapy, nursing, pharmacy, dietetics and radiation therapy fields.

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Assessing impact of development programmes on food security Assessing impact of development programmes on food security
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 1,150 per module
  • Non-EEA € 1,150 per module
  • 4 months

This 4 month online joint UOC-FAO specialization provides a comprehensive understanding and guidance for assessing the impact of development programmes on food security. Specifically, students review food security impact assessment in the context of development programmes; methods and approaches for assessing impact; and, interpreting and communicating impact assessment results.

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Program 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 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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Advanced Health Care 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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History of Medicine (Online) History of Medicine (Online)
  • Jan 2016
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 125 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 155 per year
  • 1 months

Focusing on the key turning points in the history of western medicine e.g. the advent of hospitals, the role of public health, the rise of biomedical research, this course offers insights into medicine’s past, asks what has shaped contemporary medicine and how do people study it.

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Pre-Med Programme for Medical Studies Pre-Med Programme for Medical Studies
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 2,750 per semester
  • Non-EEA € 2,750 per semester
  • 6 months

IBS offers a one-semester Intensive English Language Programme with 300 hours of English followed by a one-semester preparation for medical studies.

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