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Start Your Career as a Healthcare Professional: Online Work Related Learning
Discover NHS jobs and what it’s like to work in healthcare
The National Health Service (NHS) is constantly changing and evolving, and existing pressures within the NHS are making it much harder for students to complete work experience in a healthcare setting.
That’s why the University of Leicester, in partnership with Medicine Calling, has put together this online course to help you find out more about some of the careers in healthcare.
This four-week course has been specifically designed to help you discover the skills needed to work in various healthcare roles. It will help you learn more about the industry and make an informed decision about whether this career path is right for you.
Explore the different careers in healthcare
On the course, you’ll be introduced to the roles and responsibilities of different healthcare professionals. Whether you’re interested in becoming a doctor, nurse, midwife, or physiotherapist, you’ll explore the routes you can take to start your career in healthcare.
You’ll also hear from various professionals and discover the skills and attributes needed to help you thrive in a healthcare setting.
Gain valuable experience from the University of Leicester Medical School
Many healthcare courses or healthcare-related jobs require students to complete some relevant work experience before you apply. This online course gives you a valuable insight into working in the NHS, one that is completely unique to face-to-face work experience.
You’ll learn alongside experts from the University of Leicester Medical School, to help build your confidence and knowledge for working as a healthcare professional.
Learning on this course
If you'd like to take part while our educators are leading the course, they'll be joining the discussions, in the comments, between these dates:
- 16 Oct 2021 - 13 Nov 2021
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Summarise some of the challenges currently facing the NHS.
- Discuss some of the roles in medicine and healthcare.
- Identify important skills and qualities for a career in healthcare.
- Explore some of the routes into a career in medicine and healthcare.
- Describe the importance of reflection.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone wanting to start a career as a healthcare professional.
It is most suited for students in secondary school who are interested in healthcare.
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