Healthcare & Medicine Courses

Want to enhance patient care or discover the key healthcare issues of our time? From Parkinson's disease to obesity and nutrition, our online healthcare courses will provide you with vital skills, research, and training for your professional development.

Get vital skills and training in everything from Parkinson’s disease to nutrition, with our online healthcare courses.

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These online programs are designed to help you develop professionally and progress in your career, with the opportunity to earn a professional credential from some of the world’s leading institutions.

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Learn new skills, pursue your interests or advance your career with our short online courses.

Learn flexibly online, for free

Keep your professional skills up to date and tackle key healthcare issues with short online healthcare training courses, in-depth programs, microcredentials or a full postgraduate degree. Start learning for free, on desktop, tablet or mobile.

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Upgrade your course for ongoing access to the course content, tests, and the chance to gain a Certificate of Achievement. Buy Unlimited for access to hundreds of short courses in a year and the ability to keep access to courses you gain a certificate on.

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Get ahead and learn with educators and researchers from top universities, medical schools and healthcare organisations. Learn from the experiences of professionals and patients all over the world.

High quality and informed healthcare makes a genuine difference in people’s lives. It’s also a vast subject, with many different niches and specialisations.

Whether you already work in the industry or are just starting your career in the field, an online healthcare course can benefit you.

Study healthcare online

The healthcare industry is constantly developing. New challenges, methods of care, and technologies make it a varied field, as do new disease outbreaks.

If you’re hoping to pursue a career in healthcare, an online course can give you some of the foundations you’ll need.

For those who already work in the field, taking a healthcare course can sharpen your skills, expand your knowledge, and help you take the next step in your career.

It also offers you a way to keep your knowledge up to date without detracting from your busy work schedule or imposing too much on your all-important life/work balance.

The flexibility and convenience of online study means that you don’t have to worry about adding extra travel time to your busy schedule. Instead, you can learn wherever and whenever suits you.

Whether you spend your lunch hour or evenings studying, you can fit it around your existing commitments.

Choosing the right healthcare course

We have a wide portfolio of healthcare and medicine courses created with some of the world’s top universities, to offer you opportunities to advance your career and knowledge.

If you would like to focus on planning your professional development or preparing to take a leadership role, we have courses available from leading educators in the field.

For those who are seeking to learn about contemporary topics, we have historically worked with partners to create courses that deal with current issues and crises within healthcare.

This includes a range of courses covering COVID-19 to help healthcare professionals diagnose and treat the illness itself, as well as other effects such as poor mental health in the general population.

Meet the people who love 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."

"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."

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