Online Course in Biological & Life Sciences

Best Online Courses in Biological & Life Sciences 2017

Biological & Life Sciences

Health Scientists, Nurses, Doctors, Pharmacists and even Neuroscientists can all benefit from, and are sometimes required to do, regular professional development in a scholarly educational setting. However, not all working professionals in the Biological and Life Sciences fields, or other people interested in those fields, have the time to commute to campus for conventional classroom learning. Online courses in Biological and Life Sciences deliver all of the same critical information, research opportunities and student-teacher interaction directly to your home computer.

Programs in Health Systems Finance, Health Informatics, Nursing, Senior Living Management, Clinical Neurology, Psychiatric Therapeutics and more are just a sample of the variety of online courses in Biological and Life Sciences available at top-notch universities and institutions. Lasting from a few days to a year, some online courses in Biological and Life Sciences culminate in the presentation of a diploma or certificate to students who successfully pass the course. Using the latest e-learning technologies, such as satellite conferencing, classroom forums, social networking, file sharing, research databases and much more, universities in Australia, the USA, the UK and around the world offer an excellent educational alternative.

Scroll down and learn more about how you can apply for online courses in Biological and Life Sciences at accredited universities around the world, today!

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Dementia Awareness - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 1 hour Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

This course is intended to give you an overview of the common types and symptoms of dementia as well as going into how it can affect the brain in different ways. It also covers strategies to use with clients with dementia and dealing with challenging behaviour. The course is intended for anyone who works with or around people that may be suffering with dementia. [+]

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Dementia is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Dementia is a chronic progressive problem of cognition - which is failure of the brain’s functions. IT affects people at different stages of life, it affects different parts of the brain and it affects it at different speeds. This course is intended to give you an overview of the common types and symptoms of dementia as well as going into how it can affect the brain in different ways. It also covers strategies to use with clients with dementia and dealing with challenging behaviour. The course is intended for anyone who works with or around people that may be suffering with dementia. What you will Learn / Course Modules What Is Dementia? The Brain Types of Dementia Strategies to Use with Clients with Dementia, andDealing with Challenging Behaviour [-]

Safe Handling Medicine - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 3 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

This Introduction to the Safe Handling of Medicines course will start by explaining the key terminology used when handling medicines. It then goes into detail about the roles of the people involved, some of the different groups of medicines, providing different levels of support to patients, infection control, label interpretation and much more. [+]

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This Introduction to the Safe Handling of Medicines course will start by explaining the key terminology used when handling medicines. It then goes into detail about the roles of the people involved, some of the different groups of medicines, providing different levels of support to patients, infection control, label interpretation and much more. What you will Learn / Course Modules Introduction to the course Terminology explained The roles of those involved, legislation and licensing Groups of medicines Levels of support and routes of entry Infection Control and equipment for dispensing Label interpretation, record keeping and The Seven Rights [-]

Food Safety Level 2 - Retail - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 1 hour August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

Level 2 Awards in Food Safety are suited for anyone working in a catering, manufacturing or retail setting where food is prepared, cooked and handled. [+]

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Level 2 Awards in Food Safety are suited for anyone working in a catering, manufacturing or retail setting where food is prepared, cooked and handled. Typical environments may include: Pubs, hotels, restaurants; Supermarkets and retail environments; Food and drink manufacturers; Hospitals; Care homes; Schools; What you will Learn Food Safety Legislation Hazards from Delivery to Service Risk Control (Prevention of Contamination) Pests, Premises and People 75 Duration: 75 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions). [-]

Food Safety Level 2 - Manufacturing - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 1 hour Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Level 2 Awards in Food Safety are suited for anyone working in a catering, manufacturing or retail setting where food is prepared, cooked and handled. [+]

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Level 2 Awards in Food Safety are suited for anyone working in a catering, manufacturing or retail setting where food is prepared, cooked and handled. Typical environments may include: Pubs, hotels, restaurants; Supermarkets and retail environments; Food and drink manufacturers; Hospitals; Care homes; Schools; What you will Learn Food Safety Legislation Hazards from Delivery to Service Risk Control (Prevention of Contamination) Pests, Premises and People 75 Duration: 75 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions). [-]

Food Safety Level 2 - Catering - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 1 hour Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Level 2 Awards in Food Safety are suited for anyone working in a catering, manufacturing or retail setting where food is prepared, cooked and handled. [+]

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Level 2 Awards in Food Safety are suited for anyone working in a catering, manufacturing or retail setting where food is prepared, cooked and handled. Typical environments may include: Pubs, hotels, restaurants; Supermarkets and retail environments; Food and drink manufacturers; Hospitals; Care homes; Schools; What you will Learn Food Safety Legislation Hazards from Delivery to Service Risk Control (Prevention of Contamination) Pests, Premises and People 75 Duration: 75 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions). [-]

Food Safety Level 1 - Retail - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 1 hour Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Food Handlers and their employers have a legal duty to manage Food Safety. These obligations are set out by a number of EU and UK Laws. These Laws state that food handlers must make sure that food which is prepared, cooked, served or sold, is safe for human consumption. Failing to follow food safety standards can cause food to become contaminated with potentially fatal consequences. [+]

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Food Handlers and their employers have a legal duty to manage Food Safety. These obligations are set out by a number of EU and UK Laws. These Laws state that food handlers must make sure that food which is prepared, cooked, served or sold, is safe for human consumption. Failing to follow food safety standards can cause food to become contaminated with potentially fatal consequences. Training your employees with our online system will go a long way to give them greater awareness of the dangers that poor food safety standards pose, as well as covering how food safety risks actually arise and how to control and prevent them. What you will Learn Duration: 50 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions). The Level 1 Awards in Food Safety provide an ideal solution to staff induction training including: New employees with minimal or no prior food safety knowledge; Employees handling low-risk or wrapped foods (category A); Front of house employees, such as waiting or check out staff; Back of house employees, such as kitchen porters or warehouse staff. [-]

Food Safety Level 1 - Manufacturing - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 1 hour Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Food Handlers and their employers have a legal duty to manage Food Safety. These obligations are set out by a number of EU and UK Laws. These Laws state that food handlers must make sure that food which is prepared, cooked, served or sold, is safe for human consumption. Failing to follow food safety standards can cause food to become contaminated with potentially fatal consequences. [+]

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Food Handlers and their employers have a legal duty to manage Food Safety. These obligations are set out by a number of EU and UK Laws. These Laws state that food handlers must make sure that food which is prepared, cooked, served or sold, is safe for human consumption. Failing to follow food safety standards can cause food to become contaminated with potentially fatal consequences. Training your employees with our online system will go a long way to give them greater awareness of the dangers that poor food safety standards pose, as well as covering how food safety risks actually arise and how to control and prevent them. What you will Learn Duration: 50 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions). The Level 1 Awards in Food Safety provide an ideal solution to staff induction training including: New employees with minimal or no prior food safety knowledge; Employees handling low-risk or wrapped foods (category A); Front of house employees, such as waiting or check out staff; Back of house employees, such as kitchen porters or warehouse staff. [-]

Food Safety Level 1 - Catering - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 1 hour Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Food Handlers and their employers have a legal duty to manage Food Safety. These obligations are set out by a number of EU and UK Laws. These Laws state that food handlers must make sure that food which is prepared, cooked, served or sold, is safe for human consumption. Failing to follow food safety standards can cause food to become contaminated with potentially fatal consequences. [+]

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Food Handlers and their employers have a legal duty to manage Food Safety. These obligations are set out by a number of EU and UK Laws. These Laws state that food handlers must make sure that food which is prepared, cooked, served or sold, is safe for human consumption. Failing to follow food safety standards can cause food to become contaminated with potentially fatal consequences. Training your employees with our online system will go a long way to give them greater awareness of the dangers that poor food safety standards pose, as well as covering how food safety risks actually arise and how to control and prevent them. What you will Learn Duration: 50 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions). The Level 1 Awards in Food Safety provide an ideal solution to staff induction training including: New employees with minimal or no prior food safety knowledge; Employees handling low-risk or wrapped foods (category A); Front of house employees, such as waiting or check out staff; Back of house employees, such as kitchen porters or warehouse staff. [-]

Basic Legionella Management - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 2 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

This course explains the background to Legionella, the potential risks associated with water systems and how these can be prevented or controlled. It helps you to understand the risk that Legionella poses and helps you develop the systems and working practices you need to stay ahead. [+]

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Current legislation set out by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 along with the HSE’s updated code of practice known as L8 which was published in 2001, states that Companies and building owners have a legal duty to manage Legionella. Our interactive video based training course is aimed at all employers and staff to assist them in identifying the danger that Legionella poses, as well as covering ways to identify & assess sources of risk from Legionella in the premises and implement & manage a control programme. This course explains the background to Legionella, the potential risks associated with water systems and how these can be prevented or controlled. It helps you to understand the risk that Legionella poses and helps you develop the systems and working practices you need to stay ahead. It gives you enough knowledge to get a Legionella control programme off the ground yourself – or make confident, informed choices when commissioning others to take this on for you. What you will Learn / Course Modules What is Legionella? Risk Areas Legislation Risk Management Water System Monitoring Cooling System Awareness [-]

Course in Horticulture

International Career Institute
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

A career in horticulture is perfect for individuals who adore gardening, love working outdoors, and want to put their management, design, planning, science, and technical skills to good use. At ICI, we introduce to you a comprehensive horticulture course that endows you with skills necessary to be successful in this field. [+]

A career in horticulture is perfect for individuals who adore gardening, love working outdoors, and want to put their management, design, planning, science, and technical skills to good use. At ICI, we introduce to you a comprehensive horticulture course that endows you with skills necessary to be successful in this field. Course Outline Plant Propagation Plant Protection Landscaping & Garden Design Crops Viticulture Cut Flower Growing Horticultural Technology Organic Plant Growing Permaculture Ornamental Horticulture Grounds Management Turf Nature Park Management Arboriculture Career Prospects ICI’s horticulture graduates can enjoy a wide range of opportunities in many areas of the field including: Arboriculture – You will be responsible in caring for and managing urban trees Design – You will be creating practical and attractive gardens Gardens and landscapes – You will do garden makeovers and work on landscapes Nurseries – You will grow plants especially those with special conditions Sports turf management – You will be involved in research, production, and marketing and sales of special grasses for sports facilities Experts in horticulture can find many career prospects in a number of areas in the horticulture industry. With an ICI horticulture course, you can fast track your career in this growing industry! [-]

Course in Floristry Design

International Career Institute
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

ICI lets your career bloom literally and figuratively with our floristry design course. To keep up with industry standards, our course is especially developed by experienced florists. We are dedicated in providing you quality floristry education to broaden your knowledge and hone your skills in the field. [+]

Top Online Courses in Biological & Life Sciences. ICI lets your career bloom literally and figuratively with our floristry design course. To keep up with industry standards, our course is especially developed by experienced florists. We are dedicated in providing you quality floristry education to broaden your knowledge and hone your skills in the field. Course Outline Introduction Creating Floral Arrangements Getting Hired Starting Your Own Flower Shop Getting and Keeping Customers Career Prospects Our floristry course graduates spend every work day brightening people’s lives with their creativity in arranging flowers. Additionally, they get to earn extremely well in this exciting job. Whether it is getting employed in an established flower shop or opening your own florist business for more freedom and financial gains, ICI can help you achieve it. You too can develop your creativity and find personal satisfaction when you work with a variety of blooms for various occasions or even for ordinary days. Being a florist, you can make people feel better and enhance relationships. [-]

Course in Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance

FutureLearn
Online Part time 6 weeks May 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

Antimicrobial stewardship is a fast-growing field that aims to address this issue by managing our use of antibiotics to slow down or reduce the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance. [+]

Understand antimicrobial stewardship Antimicrobial stewardship is a fast-growing field that aims to address this issue by managing our use of antibiotics to slow down or reduce the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance. Designed for healthcare professionals, this six-week course will inform you about - and empower you to provide - safe, high-quality antibiotic use. You’ll interact with colleagues globally, to understand what antibiotic resistance means - and why the World Economic Forum has placed it alongside terrorism and climate change on its global risk register. What topics will you cover? Antibiotic Resistance and its global impact The relationship between antibiotic resistance and prescribing What antimicrobial stewardship is and how it can be implemented in a hospital setting Why measurement is important in stewardship: how it can improve antibiotic prescribing How novel diagnostics can help in clinical decision making for antibiotic prescribing An understanding of the value of Behaviour Change Science to improve antibiotic prescribing Examples of successful antibiotic stewardship from across the globe What will you achieve? Understand and assess the value of Behaviour Change Science to antimicrobial stewardship implementation in the learners own location Assess the threat of antibiotic resistance in the learner's location and to their practice Evaluate the effectiveness of using certain strategies/tools/interventions in antimicrobial stewardship to drive improvement in learner's location and practice Understand the value of measurement in antimicrobial stewardship: how to calculate DDDs and use Point Prevelance Surveys, have begun to determine how to use these in their location and practice to drive improvements in... [-]

Course So You Want to Study Life Science?

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks March 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

We’ll take you on a whistle stop tour of the exciting world of life sciences, exploring the vast array of subjects within the discipline – from anatomy to zoology and everything in between, including immunology, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, physiology and parasitology. [+]

Top Online Courses in Biological & Life Sciences. This short, free online course will introduce you to studying life sciences at university level. We’ll take you on a whistle stop tour of the exciting world of life sciences, exploring the vast array of subjects within the discipline – from anatomy to zoology and everything in between, including immunology, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, physiology and parasitology. Find out what it’s like to study and work in life sciences You’ll also hear from individuals working in a range of different life sciences career areas, including basic, field and applied research, scientific communication, teaching and science writing. You’ll also get lots of tips on preparing your university application, adjusting to life at university and securing that first life sciences job. By the end of the two weeks, you’ll: be aware of the variety of branches of life sciences; be confident making a university application to study life sciences; be able to describe some of the career pathways open to you as a life sciences graduate; and have met other people on the same journey of exploration into life sciences. Learn with the University of Glasgow – a life sciences centre of excellence So You Want to Study the Life Sciences? has been developed by the University of Glasgow – a centre of excellence for many branches of life sciences. On the course, you’ll learn with Leah Marks, Maria Jackson and a team of educators who, between them, have extensive experience across life... [-]

Course in Good Brain, Bad Brain: Basics

FutureLearn
Online Part time 3 weeks March 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

This free online course is an introduction to the key concepts of the human brain and is designed for the non-specialist. It gives you basic information and explanations, so that you may better understand your own amazing brain. [+]

This course is part of the Good Brain, Bad Brain program, which will enable you to explore the human brain, for CPD or as a gateway to further study. This free online course is an introduction to the key concepts of the human brain and is designed for the non-specialist. It gives you basic information and explanations, so that you may better understand your own amazing brain. Understand your own amazing brain We will look at what your brain is made of, how these components are organised and how they function. This information is helping neuroscientists across the globe understand the brain - and how it is able to do everything from stopping you falling off your bike, to making you feel sad that your football team lost their game, to helping you learn how your brain works. Understand the terminology of neuroscience Like all specialist areas, the field of neuroscience has its own terminology, and often a single word or short phrase can carry a whole paragraph’s meaning. This course is designed to introduce you to this specialist lexicon and the key biological processes underpinning brain function. Learn more with the Good Brain, Bad Brain program This course is the first of three in the Good Brain, Bad Brain program from the University of Birmingham. It will help you become familiar and confident with the basics, so you can go on to learn more about Parkinson’s disease and drug origins. When you complete all three courses and buy a... [-]

Course in Clinical Bioinformatics: Unlocking Genomics in Healthcare

FutureLearn
Online Part time 5 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

This free online course aims to raise awareness amongst healthcare professionals of the role of Clinical Bioinformatics and Genomics in healthcare today. We will illustrate how the discipline of Clinical Bioinformatics provides an important bridge between the cutting edge science and the delivery of genomic medicine in clinical practice. [+]

Top Online Courses in Biological & Life Sciences. This free online course aims to raise awareness amongst healthcare professionals of the role of Clinical Bioinformatics and Genomics in healthcare today. We will illustrate how the discipline of Clinical Bioinformatics provides an important bridge between the cutting edge science and the delivery of genomic medicine in clinical practice. By understanding the role of a Clinical Bioinformatician it will become clear how integral they are to ensuring the beneficial opportunities of genomic medicine are fully realised in patient care. Discover the potential of Clinical Bioinformatics This is an exciting time. We are now beginning to sequence whole genomes in the clinic, the most personal information we can have on a patient. We can start to see how genome variants might impact on health and we can direct really precise medicine to individual patients. This is not without its challenges. The genome is a huge amount of information. Identifying the causative variant (the part in the genome that can cause a change in health) is like looking for a needle in a haystack. But what does this phrase actually mean? This course will take you into the world of a Clinical Bioinformatician and show you what they do behind the scenes when finding that needle in the genomic data. It will also show you what happens next and the important contribution Clinical Bioinformatician’s make to the patient’s journey. Explore the methods of Clinical Bioinformatics Clinical Bioinformatics involves tools and technologies which require a... [-]