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Want to enhance patient care or improve your own physical wellbeing and mental health? Our online healthcare training and psychology courses will help. Learn about everything from Parkinson's disease to obesity and nutrition with top researchers.

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University of Strathclyde
Understanding Violence Against Women
Learn how to challenge attitudes that lead to violence against women and develop your knowledge of this human rights issue.
Close up of a mosquito on skin
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.
Bioprinting: body parts and implants created by 3D printing biomaterials
University of Wollongong
Bioprinting: 3D Printing Body Parts
Discover how biomaterials and 3D printing collide, to create revolutionary, bioprinted body parts, with this free online course.
DNA strand
University of Glasgow
Cancer in the 21st Century
Discover how genetics is revolutionising the detection and treatment of cancer, with this free online course.
ECG
St George's, University of London
ECG Assessment
Understand the principles of electrocardiography and learn a step-by-step approach to the ECG test, with this free online course.
University of Glasgow
Basic First Aid
Get an introduction to basic first aid, including how to help someone who is choking, with this first aid course.
St George's, University of London
Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Molecular Techniques
Learn how molecular genetic techniques are used to identify the genetic factors that contribute to the development of disease.
Red Cross First Aid workers help a teenage girl onto a stretcher.
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
First Aid for Babies and Children
Learn life-saving skills to treat choking, burns, wounds or cardiac arrest in children through this free online first aid course.
Illustration of the liver inside the body
University of Birmingham
Liver Disease: Looking after Your Liver
Learn about how your liver works, ways to look after it and how liver damage is caused, studied and treated around the world.
Blue grids of A, C, T and Ds
Health Education England
Whole Genome Sequencing
Learn how whole genome sequencing works and what it could mean for the future of healthcare with this free online course.
Falling dominoes metaphor for falling people.
Newcastle University
Ageing Well: Falls
Explore why people fall, discover practical methods to reduce the risk of falling and recognise when to seek expert help.
Stethoscope on charts
University of Bath
Quality Improvement in Healthcare
Explore new and better ways of organising health and social care services, to improve quality, with this free online course.
A smart watch and iPhone running health apps
University of Twente
eHealth
How can technology make you healthy? Learn about the design, application, implementation and evaluation of eHealth.
Clinical Bioinformatics: a digital helix
The University of Manchester
Clinical Bioinformatics
Learn about the role of clinical bioinformaticians in healthcare and how their work is helping to realise the genomics revolution.
Two people discuss cancer prevention and their health
Cancer Research UK
Talking About Cancer: Reducing Risk, Early Detection and Mythbusting
1 in 2 people will develop cancer in their lifetime. At Cancer Research UK we want to get people talking about cancer and health.
Image of young and old person holding hands
Deakin University
Caring for Older People
As our lifespans increase, more and more of us are faced with the question: how can we care for older people more effectively?
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.
"Colours" by Connor Sparrowhawk: #JusticeforLB
The University of Kent
Understanding Autism
Understand more about autism, including diagnosis, the autistic spectrum and life with autism, with this online course.
A suspect in a police line-up
The Open University
Forensic Psychology
Discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and prevent miscarriages of justice.
Cells seen under a microscope
University of Dundee
Antimicrobial Stewardship
Understand antibiotic resistance, and how antimicrobial stewardship can slow down or reduce it, with this free online course
cells seen under a microscope
University of Dundee
抗菌素管理
了解抗生素耐药性,以及抗菌药物管理如何减缓或减少它,这个免费的在线课程。
University of Exeter
Genomic Medicine
Learn how developments in genomics are transforming our knowledge and treatment of conditions such as diabetes.
A graphic of a face and two pills to symbolise dysphagia
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?
Mother and baby eating watermelon in natural bright surroundings
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.
Two hands touching
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.
Medical charts and equipment
The University of Sheffield
Measuring and Valuing Health
Learn how Patient Reported Outcome Measures and Quality Adjusted Life Years can compare treatments and inform healthcare spending.
UEA (University of East Anglia)
Clinical Supervision with Confidence
This course is designed to enhance the supervision skills of clinical and educational supervisors of trainee doctors.
The University of Auckland
Logical and Critical Thinking
Improve your logical and critical thinking skills in this free online course. Identify common obstacles to effective thinking.
The heart
University of Reading
Heart Health
Learn more about how your heart works, the causes of heart disease and how to keep your heart healthy with this free online course
Taipei Medical University
Become a Pharmacy Preceptor
Learn how to become an effective pharmacy preceptor, exploring the qualities a great preceptor needs.
Poster for The science of medicines - a gentleman studies a bottle of green pills
Monash University
The Science of Medicines
Learn the science behind how and why medicines work, and what can improve patient's treatment, with this free online course.
University of Leeds
Anatomy: Know Your Abdomen
Discover the human abdomen and how it works.
University of Leeds
Exploring Cancer Medicines
Explore the use of medicines in treating cancer and take your first steps towards becoming a science writer.
Taipei Medical University
Introduction to Translational Research
Understand the emerging discipline of translational medicine and the process of taking research from ‘benchside’ to ‘bedside'.
A crystal ball with image of the Earth superimposed on it with a stethescope next to it
St George's, University of London
Preparing for an International Health Elective
Prepare for undertaking an International Health Elective, in this course developed in collaboration with King's College London
University of Glasgow
Introduction to Health Technology Assessment
Learn about health technology assessment (HTA) and quality of life (QoL), and how they’re used to decide which treatments to fund
Breath by Pippa Skotnes
University of Cape Town
What Is a Mind?
Explore the most pertinent scientific and philosophical concepts for understanding our own minds with this free online course
Thoughts about food choices
Purdue University
Brain and Behavior: Regulating Body Weight
Explore the environmental and biological factors that influence our appetite and food choices, and regulate our body weight.
Taipei Medical University
Medical Humanity
Find out how and why you should engage patients and communities in the development of new healthcare technology and treatments.
Joven con una tableta apoyado en una pared
University of Bath
Curso SMART-ASD
Encontrando los apoyos tecnológicos más adecuados para alumnado con autismo y/o discapacidad intelectual.
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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