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UEA (University of East Anglia)
Dysphagia
This course will enhance the knowledge of any person involved in the administration of medicines to patients with dysphagia.
Scan of the human brain being used to diagnose Parkinson's disease
University of Birmingham
Good Brain, Bad Brain: Parkinson's Disease
Learn the fundamentals of Parkinson's disease with this online course. What causes it and what we can do to treat it?
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Deakin University
Infant Nutrition
It’s well known that good early nutrition is vital to the development, health and wellbeing of children, but what does this mean?
A surgeon and a process model
Eindhoven University of Technology
Process Mining in Healthcare
Learn how process mining can be used to turn healthcare data into valuable insights to improve patient care while reducing costs.
Genomics and a DNA helix model
St George's, University of London
The Genomics Era: the Future of Genetics in Medicine
Get an introduction to the growing role of genomics in healthcare, for patient diagnoses, treatment and disease prevention.
A pack of tablets
The University of Sheffield
Health Technology Assessment
Find out how new drugs and treatments are assessed before being introduced.
Find out how parents and caregivers influence children’s minds, from conception through infancy, with this online course.
The University of Warwick
Babies in Mind
Find out how parents and caregivers influence children’s minds, from conception through infancy, with this online course.
The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Point Prevalence Surveys
Learn how to use Point Prevalence Surveys (PPS) to measure antibiotic consumption and fight antimicrobial resistance.
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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.
University of Exeter
Genomic Medicine
Learn how developments in genomics are transforming our knowledge and treatment of conditions such as diabetes.
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University of Dundee
Compassionate Care
This free online course will explore the impact of compassionate care, for both practitioners and users of health and social care.
Gram Negative Bacteria under the microscope
The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Gram Negative Bacteria
This course by BSAC is for healthcare professionals managing infections. You will learn about Gram Negative Bacteria.
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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