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Learn about physical and mental health. Join free online health and psychology courses from the world's leading universities - created for medical students, healthcare professionals and patients.
Discover the science behind targeted cancer treatments that are changing the landscape of patient care on this free online course
Learn life-saving skills to treat choking, burns, wounds or cardiac arrest in children through this free online first aid course.
Find out how and why you should engage patients and communities in the development of new healthcare technology and treatments.
Learn how a psychological understanding of our emotions and behaviour gives us new ways to improve mental health and well-being.
Learn how whole genome sequencing works and what it could mean for the future of healthcare with this free online course.
This course will enhance the knowledge of any person involved in the administration of medicines to patients with dysphagia.
Find out how poems, plays and novels can help us understand and cope with deep emotional strain in this free online course.
Learn about how your liver works, ways to look after it and how liver damage is caused, studied and treated around the world.
How do you understand whether health evidence is likely to be reliable or not? Find out in this free online course.
Learn how Patient Reported Outcome Measures and Quality Adjusted Life Years can compare treatments and inform healthcare spending.
How can healthcare professionals help patients to improve their health through medicines adherence?
Prepare for undertaking an International Health Elective, in this course developed in collaboration with King's College London
How much do you know about your abdomen and how it works? Discover what you know already and find out more.
How can technology make you healthy? Learn about the design, application, implementation and evaluation of eHealth.
Explore the use of medicines in treating cancer and take your first steps towards becoming a science writer.
Discover what healthcare was like in ancient Greece and the Roman world with this free online course.
Discover the health needs of those affected by humanitarian crises, challenges of delivering healthcare, and what we must do next.
Learn more about how your heart works, the causes of heart disease and how to keep your heart healthy with this free online course
Get an introduction to the biology, epidemiology and evolution of the influenza virus in this free online course.
Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing and work/study performance in this free online course.
Discover how biomaterials and 3D printing collide, to create revolutionary, bioprinted body parts, with this free online course.
Design effective e-learning that tells powerful, real-life stories, in health and other sectors, with this free online course.
Improve your logical and critical thinking skills in this free online course. Identify common obstacles to effective thinking.
Learn how disability intersects with human rights, and how a good life can be made possible for everyone.
Understand global blindness and how to plan effective eye care with this free online course for health professionals
It’s well known that good early nutrition is vital to the development, health and wellbeing of children, but what does this mean?
Discover how nanotechnology can be used for many new opportunities in healthcare with top University of Twente researchers.
Get an introduction to the growing role of genomics in healthcare, for patient diagnoses, treatment and disease prevention.
Understand antibiotic resistance, and how antimicrobial stewardship can slow down or reduce it, with this free online course
Gain the tips, tools and confidence to talk about cancer prevention with this free online course from Cancer Research UK.
Gain a unique insight into dementia through the stories, symptoms and science behind four less common diagnoses.
This course is designed to enhance the supervision skills of clinical and educational supervisors of trainee doctors.
Explore the latest research with experienced clinicians to understand the causes, types and treatments of diabetes.
Learn to recognise & treat the commonest medical & minor trauma conditions affecting children with this short, free online course.
Explore the anatomy of the human abdomen and understand its clinical importance.
Learn how to achieve consistent and excellent results in all aspects of dental photography with this free online course.
Initiate and support behaviour change in patients with medicines adherence problems – not taking their medicines as prescribed.
Learn about personalised medicine and the impact that our enhanced understanding of genetics has on modern medicine and society.
Learn the science behind how and why medicines work, and what can improve patient's treatment, with this free online course.
Learn about the role of clinical bioinformaticians in healthcare and how their work is helping to realise the genomics revolution.
Understand the principles of electrocardiography and learn a step-by-step approach to the ECG test, with this free online course.
Explore the role of food in health. Apply nutrition science to guide you on using food as medicine for you and your family.
This free online course is designed to help teachers develop and deliver outstanding physical education (PE) lessons.
Learn how to become an effective pharmacy preceptor, exploring the qualities a great preceptor needs.
Delve into the lives of children and discuss the potential benefits and limitations of technology in their lives.
Discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and prevent miscarriages of justice.
Consider the latest data, priorities and debates about the health of mothers, children and adolescents in this free online course.
Learn how occupational health can reduce illnesses or injuries caused by working conditions, with this free online course.
Find out how parents and caregivers influence children’s minds, from conception through infancy, with this free online course.
Develop an understanding of some of the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children, with this free online course.
A course for carers, to help you stay connected to loved ones, manage stress at home and defuse difficult situations.
What do we know and what are we discovering about the form and function of the human brain? Find out with this online course.
How do addictions develop? How are they best treated and prevented?
Explore these key questions with this free online course.
Learn how physical exercise can help patients including those with cardiovascular disease, mental health problems and cancer.
Learn about how the Internet of Things can help people aging well with this free online course.
Explores the new reproductive technologies, the opportunities they provide, and the profound social challenges they pose.
Ensure that alternative care is a necessary, suitable and positive experience for children, with this free online course.
Get an introduction to histology – the study of anatomy at a microscopic level – and find out how it is used to identify disease.
Explore the science behind what you eat with this free online course.
Learn how important animal viruses are transmitted between animals and humans, and understand the diseases they produce.
Understand new and established genomic sequencing technologies, and how to apply them in clinical practice.
Demystify the complex and conflicting messages we hear about nutrition, health and lifestyle today, with this free online course.
Explore new and better ways of organising health and social care services, to improve quality, with this free online course.
Discover NHS values and prepare for a career in nursing and midwifery with this free online course.
Why do we age? Is there a limit to human lifespan? Can we prolong our lives? Find out with this free online course.
Discover how genetics is revolutionising the detection and treatment of cancer, with this free online course.
Learn how developments in genomics are transforming our knowledge and treatment of conditions such as diabetes.
Obesity is a global epidemic. As the world gets fatter, explore its impact on our health and lives, with this free online course.
Discover the science behind the Zika outbreak to understand how it is spread and can be controlled.
Explore why people fall, discover practical methods to reduce the risk of falling and recognise when to seek expert help.
Understand antibiotic resistance and what actions are needed to address this increasingly serious global health threat
This course will teach you about the power of your immune system and how new immunotherapies are transforming cancer treatment.
As our lifespans increase, more and more of us are faced with the question: how can we care for older people more effectively?
Explore the key issues related to caring for a relative with psychosis or schizophrenia, with this short, free online course.
This free online course will explore the impact of compassionate care, for both practitioners and users of health and social care.
This free online course will help you learn more about managing challenging behaviour in people with dementia.
Learn how disability is part of who we are as human beings, and how a good life is possible for everyone.
Learn about Ebola, its symptoms, where it came from and what the current outbreak has taught us, with this free online course.
How has the Ebola outbreak become a humanitarian emergency? Learn about the science behind the crisis.
Discover how communities and experts are joining together to end trachoma disease across 42 endemic countries by the year 2020.
Understanding the nature and value of play through the course of our lives, across cultures and communities.
Learn how molecular genetic techniques are used to identify the genetic factors that contribute to the development of disease.
Explore how spatial data and geographic information systems (GIS) can be used to understand and improve public health.
Explore our past, present and future understanding of drugs with this online course. Where do drugs come from? How do they work?
Learn the fundamentals of Parkinson's disease with this online course. What causes it and what we can do to treat it?
Before new drugs or treatments are adopted, their effectiveness and cost must be assessed. Find out how in this online course.
How do we read and model fictional minds? Introducing cognitive poetics: the application of cognitive science to literary reading.
Find out how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated, to improve healthcare for all, on this free online course.
Learn about the latest developments in the management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with this free online course from the BMJ.
Understand how genetics influence the development and spread of cancer, with this free, introductory online course.
Understand the emerging discipline of translational medicine and the process of taking research from ‘benchside’ to ‘bedside'.
Learn about the science behind having a liver transplant with this free online course from the Centre for Liver Research.
Explore the field of medical humanities - the intersection of the arts, humanities and healthcare - with this free online course.
Discover how metabolomics is revolutionising our understanding of metabolism with this free online course.
Become familiar with One Health, a promising concept, and the effective solutions it provides to urgent health problems.
Learn how palliative care is managed in Europe and find out about best practice in delivering integrated palliative care
Prevent childhood obesity by learning about healthy eating, physical activity, screen time and sleep for children under five.
Explore the social, environmental and economic factors that affect health and how health professionals can improve health equity.
Understand how social media is used in healthcare, to improve communication and information sharing, with this free online course.
Find out how staying happy, healthy, socially-connected and active can help you age successfully, with this free online course.
Explore how healthcare professionals work in partnership with people with long-term conditions in this free online course.
Understand why type 2 diabetes is becoming so prevalent, and what we can do to prevent and treat it, with this free online course
Take a journey from the past to the future of nursing with this free online course. Explore nursing’s impact on quality of life.
Make better personal and professional decisions, considering the psychological dimension to choices, with this free online course.
Demystify the ageing process and how our everyday behaviours and choices are likely to affect our long-term musculoskeletal health
Understand the technology of ultrasound, see how it is used in clinical practice and learn how to improve medical imaging.
Improve your understanding of depression and anxiety and find out more about an effective and evidence-based treatment: CBT
Explore the most pertinent scientific and philosophical concepts for understanding our own minds with this free online course