FutureLearn Healthcare

Prepare your team for today’s health challenges

Ageing populations, changing morbidities and rapid developments in medicine and technology are creating challenges for health systems globally. You can prepare your team to meet these challenges with FutureLearn.

Why FutureLearn?

FutureLearn is the first platform of its kind that delivers courses at massive scale with discussion between learners at the heart of the experience. We offer courses from top medical schools and healthcare organisations either as open courses or as bespoke courses delivered privately to your own staff.

Learn with other healthcare professionals

FutureLearn courses promote conversation, enabling your team to discuss their ideas with each other and benefit from best practice advice from healthcare professionals worldwide.

Learn from the experiences of patients

FutureLearn courses tell stories, allowing your team to learn from the real-life experiences of patients, and get a unique perspective on a range of conditions and public health issues.

Learn more effectively online and in the classroom

Working with our partners, we provide an affordable, effective and scaleable solution for training large, distributed teams – whether as a replacement for or complement to classroom learning.

Our courses

You can use our ever-growing catalogue of online courses to train new medical professionals, share best practice from leading experts or educate the public on health issues. Subjects include:

Our partners

Owned by The Open University, FutureLearn partners with leading medical schools and universities around the world, to develop healthcare MOOCs:

  • UCL (University College London)
  • King's College London
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • University of Birmingham
  • The University of Glasgow
  • St George's, University of London

What do our partners say?

Through FutureLearn, our partners are already teaching millions of learners around the world, including healthcare professionals and patients:

King's College London

The self-paced, intensive and focused nature of our healthcare MOOCs on FutureLearn is perfectly suited to professionals who want to master or refresh their knowledge of a particular area. Health professionals have a great deal to learn from the voices and perspectives of the many patients and carers who take our MOOCs.

Professor Ian Norman
Executive Dean, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, King’s College London

University of Birmingham

Through FutureLearn, we are helping many thousands of learners around the world understand major health issues – from Parkinson’s to liver and heart disease – as well as emerging healthcare areas such as metabolomics and immunotherapy. Our courses bring professionals together, enabling them to learn from each other as well as our own team of expert researchers and clinicians.

Professor David Adams
Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences and Dean of Medicine, University of Birmingham

Want to know more?

To find out more about how FutureLearn can help you, contact Helen Fuller, Global Healthcare Lead.