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Health & Psychology Courses

Want to enhance patient care or improve your own wellbeing or mental health? Our online healthcare courses provide you with vital skills, knowledge and training. Learn about everything from Parkinson's disease to obesity or nutrition with top researchers.

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Cancer Research UK
Demystifying Targeted Cancer Treatments
Discover the science behind targeted cancer treatments that are changing the landscape of patient care on this free online course
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University of Twente
Geohealth
Explore how spatial data and geographic information systems (GIS) can be used to understand and improve public health.
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Griffith University
Maternity Care
Learn how quality relationships between mothers, midwives and other health professionals transform maternity care and save lives.
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Preventing the Zika Virus: Understanding and Controlling the Aedes Mosquito
Discover the science behind the Zika outbreak to understand how it is spread and can be controlled.
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Deakin University
Professional Resilience
Learn how to become more resilient in your personal and professional life.
Connecting Patients and healthcare professionals through Social media
Taipei Medical University
Social Media in Healthcare
Understand how social media is used in healthcare, to improve communication and information sharing, with this free online course.
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UCL (University College London)
The Many Faces of Dementia
Gain a unique insight into dementia through the stories, symptoms and science behind four less common diagnoses.
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Complutense University of Madrid
Animal Viruses
Learn how important animal viruses are transmitted between animals and humans, and understand the diseases they produce.
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University of Leeds
Causes of Human Disease: Understanding Cardiovascular Disease
Explore normal cardiovascular function and risk factors associated with heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
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Deakin University
Coaching in the Knowledge Era
Find out how to become a successful coach in the knowledge era and learn key coaching skills.
Monash University
Food as Medicine: Food, Exercise and the Gut
Gain a deeper understanding of the connection between food, exercise and the gut, with this course for healthcare professionals.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Health in Humanitarian Crises
Discover the health needs of those affected by humanitarian crises, challenges of delivering healthcare, and what we must do next.
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Keep your skills up to date or improve your wellbeing with short online healthcare training and psychology courses. Start learning for free, on desktop, tablet or mobile.

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Anne, who took the health and psychology course 'The Many Faces of Dementia' on FutureLearn

As I became more knowledgeable about my mum’s condition and through meeting and speaking with others living with dementia, I was attracted to the course, as it dealt with rarer examples of the disease. It would consolidate what I already knew and increase my confidence when meeting other carers and patients.

Anne
Learner on The Many Faces of Dementia

Dr Omeriowan, who took the healthcare training course 'Medicines Adherence: Supporting Patients with Their Treatment' on FutureLearn

So far, I have been able to win two non-adherent patients back and I am so impressed. I have introduced new methods at work and my patients seem to be more confident in me and my colleagues. I have also invited over six people to study with FutureLearn.

Dr Omeriowan
Learner on Medicines Adherence: Supporting Patients with Their Treatment

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