Taking individual courses can help students pursue their long-range goals without being locked into a formal course of study. This flexibility can make for a better fit with career and family commitments while still allowing individuals to pursue their objectives.
The term “professional studies” is used to refer to academic programs that are designed to provide as much preparation as possible for the workplace. Students may learn about a specific industry or general professional concepts, as well as important career skills.
In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.
Course Online in Professional Studies in Europe
This online healthcare leadership course is inextricably linked to our leadership research in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The research and online course exist in a self-perpetuating loop, where the one informs the other. We rely on you as a participant to ground the content we present to develop their leadership and to contribute to theory-building in the field of healthcare leadership research. Your daily work and cases of other health professionals are central in this course. It is only through these that the theory of leadership and management will come alive and help us to create better patient care. [+]
Healthcare organizations are difficult to manage. Different logics and value systems are at play. Leadership of both professionals and managers are therefore of great importance when aiming to ensure high-quality patient care, employee satisfaction, and overall organizational effectiveness. This is particularly true for frontline leaders who are the key interface between care, cure, and managerial control.
But have you ever tried to articulate a definition of frontline clinical leadership in one concise sentence? We’d argue it can’t really be done. Because leadership is such a broad, complex and contested topic, it often holds a different meaning for different people.... [-]
The course consists of plenary presentations, small-group discussions, and computer exercises using the statistical software package R. It is one of the online medical courses that are a part of the MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online Program. [+]
The number of primary studies evaluating diagnostic tests is rising. Critically summarizing such studies in a systematic review is beneficial for healthcare professionals seeking the best evidence about the use of diagnostic tests. Reviews of diagnostic studies are more challenging because of more variation in questions & designs, specific sources of bias & variation, and the need to use more complex statistical approaches to meta-analysis.
Several advances have recently been made in the methods to perform such reviews. In this course we discuss and practice the methods to assess the methodological quality of primary diagnostic test accuracy studies (QUADAS-2 instrument), the statistical models to meta-analyze the paired measures of test accuracy (bivariate meta-regression model of sensitivity and specificity), and how to critically read and interpret the findings of systematic review of diagnostic studies.... [-]
This course will enhance your understanding of public health epidemiology, the science upon which public health is based. Public health epidemiology involves describing and interpreting geographical and temporal patterns in population health, identifying prevention strategies, and estimating and evaluating the impact of risk factors and preventive measures on population health. [+]
This course will enhance your understanding of public health epidemiology, the science upon which public health is based. Public health epidemiology involves describing and interpreting geographical and temporal patterns in population health, identifying prevention strategies, and estimating and evaluating the impact of risk factors and preventive measures on population health. It is therefore essential to have a thorough understanding of public health epidemiology if your work or study involves any public health-related issues.
This course is therefore highly suited to epidemiologists in universities, hospitals, municipal health services, and other governmental health organizations, and to Ph.D. candidates working on an epidemiological or public health thesis.... [-]
This course is a core component of any Master´s degree in Epidemiology and is also key to being able to follow specialized online medical courses in epidemiology. Its aim is for you to learn about the principles and practice of cohort, case-control and cross-sectional studies. We will discuss design, data collection, and outcome measures, as well as the major advantages and disadvantages of the different study designs. [+]
This course is a core component of any Master´s degree in Epidemiology and is also key to being able to follow specialized online medical courses in epidemiology. Its aim is for you to learn about the principles and practice of cohort, case-control and cross-sectional studies. We will discuss design, data collection, and outcome measures, as well as the major advantages and disadvantages of the different study designs. The emphasis will be on the application of study design in etiologic research. This online health course focuses on the more classical approach but also addresses modern concepts and design options, such as case-cohort designs. Various other study designs will also be discussed, with an emphasis on validity issues. Study Design in Etiologic Research is part of MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online; the online MSc program in Epidemiology offered by Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht, MSc Epidemiology and Elevate.... [-]
This course focuses on the principles and practice of clinical epidemiology and elaborates on examples from relevant literature. The aim is to provide you with the knowledge to evaluate and assess applied clinical research and data analyses and give you sufficient scientific and methodological background information to actively participate in clinical studies.[+]
This course focuses on the principles and practice of clinical epidemiology and elaborates on examples from relevant literature. The aim is to provide you with the knowledge to evaluate and assess applied clinical research and data analyses and give you sufficient scientific and methodological background information to actively participate in clinical studies. During the course, you will focus on questions of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and etiology. Several research options are available to help you address these questions, including intervention trials and case-control studies using data obtained in a clinical setting. Clinical Epidemiology is one of the online medical courses of the MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online; the online MSc program in Epidemiology offered by Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht, MSc Epidemiology and Elevate Health.... [-]
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... [-]
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? ... [-]
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? ... [-]
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.... [-]
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? ... [-]
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.... [-]
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.... [-]
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.... [-]
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.... [-]
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.... [-]