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Health & Psychology Courses

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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Royal College of Physicians
Improving Patient Care: a Data-driven Approach
Learn how to draw together information, to understand and improve the quality of care you and your team provide.
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University of Dundee
The Diabetes Epidemic
Understand why type 2 diabetes is becoming so prevalent, and what we can do to prevent and treat it, with this free online course
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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