Courses are individual units of study that can be taken singly or as a series of classes concentrated in a specific area of study. Individual classes can vary in length, cost, and number of sessions per week.
Those who pursue professional studies often find that such a program is an excellent way to prepare for a career after graduation. Topics covered in these courses of study may include industry-specific information, general professional principles, or important skills, such as leadership.
Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.
Online Course in Professional Studies in United Kingdom
Be able to create a safe working environment with the guidelines set by the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) with this National General Certificate. [+]
Study the course content to gain a comprehensive new skillset, as well as the skills to pass the examination.Comprehensively cover the management of health and safety (NGC1) Learn everything you need to know about controlling workplace hazards (GC2) Health and Safety Practical Application (GC3) Who is it intended for?
This course is for anyone who needs an industry recognised health and safety certification.Requirements
There are no official prerequisites for this course but we recommend you have a basic understanding of NLP techniques.What marks this course apart?
People who hold the NEBOSH National General Certificate usually function in roles such as Health & Safety Manager, Health and Safety Officer and Health and Safety Administrator.... [-]
Explore how spatial data and geographic information systems (GIS) can be used to understand and improve public health. [+]
The environment in which we live and work can have a profound effect on our health – an effect that is explored by the emerging field of geohealth.
This free online course will introduce you to new developments in geohealth, looking at the latest thinking and methods for using spatial data and geographic information systems (GIS) in health settings.
Understand geohealth techniques and best practice
The course consists of ten different topics, ranging from data collection techniques to spatial simulation, and aims to bridge the gap between scientific research and health professionals.
By the end of the course, you will understand how spatial data and geo-information techniques can contribute to solving public health problems, and be aware of best practice when using GIS in the health field.... [-]
Understand how social media is used in healthcare, to improve communication and information sharing, with this free online course. [+]
Social media has emerged as a new channel for both seeking information, and for creating and exchanging user-generated content among peers.
But as the amount of information being uploaded to social networks such as Facebook, Whatsapp or YouTube continues to grow, it is becoming increasingly difficult to discern reliable health information from misleading content.
This course for anyone who is looking into the opportunities and challenges of using social media in healthcare, including as a mass communication tool during infectious disease epidemics.What topics will you cover? Introduction to social media and networking Social media generated big data Gamification and social media for health behavior change Social media and health communication crisis Use of social media by hospitals and health authorities What can patients do for themselves via social media? What will you achieve? ... [-]
Learn how process mining can be used to turn healthcare data into valuable insights to improve patient care while reducing costs. [+]
Within healthcare, there are thousands of complex and variable processes that generate data including treatment of patients, lab results, and internal logistic processes. Analysing this data is vital for improving these processes and ending bottlenecks.
On this course, you will explore how process mining can help turn this data into valuable insights by looking at different areas of process mining and seeing how it has been applied. You will even get the chance to apply process mining to real life healthcare data.What topics will you cover?
Process mining provides a critical, process-centric perspective on data, which is not available with classical data mining or machine learning techniques. Applying process mining in the healthcare environment is extra beneficial since processes are complex, and costs are high.... [-]
This free online course will explore the impact of compassionate care, for both practitioners and users of health and social care. [+]
The importance of compassionate care in health and social care has been brought to the fore in recent years by high-profile public inquiries into the mistreatment and sometimes deaths of patients at, for example, Morecambe Bay and Mid Staffordshire hospitals.Explore the issue of compassionate care
This free online course will explore the issue of compassionate care in relation to the key points from these investigations, and from other theoretical perspectives. This includes the need to create a common, person-centred culture across organisations. This person-centredness is not limited to patients but extends to the way organisations treat staff and to the culture within the organisation itself.... [-]
Explore the use and implications of nanotechnology in new medical applications Nanotechnology is used to control and manipulate nanometer-sized matter with nanometer precision. [+]
Explore the use and implications of nanotechnology in new medical applications Nanotechnology are used to control and manipulate nanometer-sized matter with nanometer precision. This can be atoms, molecules, or larger biological structures such as DNA or living cells. This online course explores the potential of nanotechnology in medical applications, to create new devices that can be used to diagnose a disease or monitor a medical treatment.What topics will you cover? Introduction to the technology and science of nanotechnology. The relation between nanotechnology and medical applications. The impact and possible consequences of new techniques for ethical questions and societal behaviour. Introduction to the underlying science and technology of nanotechnology developments and of the techniques used to produce devices that use nanotechnology. Nano and breath: Electronic nose; Nano and blood: Lab-on-a-chip; Nano and urine: Cancer detection. Example cases where new technology is not an independent development but arises from societal questions, and in turn also creates new societal and ethical questions. What will you achieve? Describe technology and the science of nanotechnology Investigate the relationship between nanotechnology and the medical application Engage in the underlying science and technology and techniques used to fabricate nanodevices Discuss societal and ethical questions that arise from new technological developments in the health domain Who is the course for? ... [-]
Find out how new drugs and treatments are assessed before being introduced. [+]
This course will help you understand how and why drugs and treatments are funded and discover how healthcare organizations make decisions about whether we should have access to certain treatments.
You will focus on a key part of the information used to make these decisions - Health Technology Assessment (HTA).What topics will you cover?
In this course we looked at:What health technology assessment is and how it is applied by healthcare decision-makers to inform the choices they make about which drugs and treatments should be made available to patients- this means looking at both the benefits or effects of the treatment, and its costs. The kinds of evidence that can help us to decide whether a treatment is of benefit, and how much of a benefit it gives. The range of evidence types, with a focus on clinical trials, what they can offer, their limitations and why they are particularly important for HTA. The methods used to bring the existing research and evidence about a treatment together, so we can get a clear picture of what benefits the treatment offers. To do this, we looked at a technique called ‘sytematic reviewing’ which combines the evidence into a single report and uses statistical techniques to bring the data from a number of studies together to create a single estimate of the effects of a treatment. The ways in which the costs of drugs and the economic impacts can be compared with those of existing treatments. To do this we... [-]
Learn how developments in genomics are transforming our knowledge and treatment of conditions such as diabetes. [+]
There have been huge advances in the field of genetics in the last 10 years since the sequencing of the first human genome in 2003. It is now possible to analyze all 20,000 human genes in a single experiment, rather than focussing on one gene at a time. We are in the genomics era.
This free online course will introduce the topic of genomics, using the University of Exeter’s research expertise in diabetes, to illustrate the clinical application of current genomics knowledge.Explore the impact of genomic testing
We will use patient experiences to discuss the impact and value of a genetic diagnosis for diabetes for patients, their families and the clinicians responsible for their care. You will learn about the value of understanding the underlying pathological mechanism of a disease, to enable the progression from genomic testing to improvements in clinical care.... [-]
How can technology make you healthy? Learn about the design, application, implementation and evaluation of eHealth.[+]
eHealth refers to the use of technologies to improve well-being, health, and healthcare. It is an umbrella term that captures concepts about the health context, technology, and people. In this free online course, we will provide you with insight into the domain of eHealth, describe methods to develop eHealth, and explain theories that enable behavior change and facilitate implementation. You will also understand how eHealth technologies are developed and used in practice, using a variety of case studies, assignments and examples. This course pays attention to the perspectives of the eHealth developers, patients, healthcare professionals and healthy people who want to improve or maintain their health and wellbeing. These perspectives are applied to the three main topics of this course: During Weeks 1 and 2, we will introduce eHealth and show you how eHealth technologies are used to enable or improve self-care and prevention, supportive care, and societal health. Weeks 3 and four will focus on design. You will learn how to design eHealth that fits the user and the context and can seduce or support people into changing their behavior. In Weeks 5 and 6, we focus on the diffusion and evaluation of eHealth technologies within the intended context, and among users and other relevant stakeholders. After finishing this course, you will have new knowledge about eHealth, acquired relevant eHealth skills, and gained insight into the use of eHealth in practice.... [-]
Explore the impact of climate change on public health, and discover ways to influence behaviors and policies at all levels. [+]
This online course gives you the opportunity to explore the impact of climate change on public health. It shares knowledge of both the direct and indirect ways in which climate change is affecting health around the globe.
It starts by examining current trends in climate change and the methods used to evaluate the continuously emerging data in this field. You will find out how to leverage the data that is publicly available, to campaign for changes to behaviors or policies, at both a local and regional level.What topics will you cover? What are the climate change themes and trends about public health and is there anything we can do to improve things? Who are the key contributors to climate change, what are they doing and how are their harmful activities being countered? How can we prove that the impact on health is linked to climate change? How to implement an action plan to improve health outcomes impacted by climate change What will you achieve? ... [-]
You will be able to gain the necessary knowledge and skills required to succeed in this sector. You will be able to stand out in the crowd by adding our Health & Fitness qualification to your CV and Resume. [+]
As there is no experience and qualification required for our Health & Fitness courses, they are available for all students from any academic backgrounds.Requirements
Our Health & Fitness courses are fully compatible with any kind of device. Whether you are using Windows computer, Mac, smartphones or tablets, you will get the same experience while learning. Besides that, you will be able to access the courses with any kind of internet connection from anywhere at any time without any kind of limitation.... [-]