Take free online healthcare courses and explore a career in healthcare administration. Also learn about public health, global health, healthcare policy, healthcare informatics, and other health and wellness issues with courses from top universities and institutions around the world on edX.
Viruses & How to Beat Them: Cells, Immunity, Vaccines
Dementia and Diversity in Primary Care: South Asian American Populations
Dementia and Diversity in Primary Care: African American Populations
Ethics in Life Sciences and Healthcare: Exploring Bioethics through Manga
CERTaIN: Pragmatic Clinical Trials and Healthcare Delivery Evaluations
Shared Decision Making and Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Care
What is Healthcare?
Healthcare is a field concerned with the optimization of human physical and mental wellbeing through the prevention and treatment of illness. Healthcare is administered through a network of professionals that include doctors, nurses, nutritionists, pharmacists, psychologists, dentists, optometrists, public health workers, nursing home staff and more. Healthcare policy, laws and systems differ greatly by country and depend on economic, geographic, and other factors.
Online Healthcare Courses and Healthcare Administration Online Programs
Get an introduction to healthcare fields and health administration with online courses from major universities and institutions worldwide. Edx offers both individual courses and advanced programs designed to help you learn about healthcare professions (such as health administrators), health policy, key issues, health advancements and more in an engaging and effective online learning environment complete with video tutorials, quizzes and forums.
Additionally, edX offers the option to pursue verified certificates in healthcare courses. The certificate lists edX and the name of the university or institution offering the course and can be uploaded to your LinkedIn profile. It is proof for employers and others that you have successfully completed the course. Get started learning healthcare today.
Take a look at key issues in global health. Learn how healthcare professionals address epidemics, natural disasters and the results of war. Gain an understanding of how health systems respond to predictions of infectious and non-communicable disease epidemics and learn how policy-makers and healthcare leaders use evidence to make decisions and set priorities in global health. Learn about healthcare technology and product design. Study healthcare finance and more. Get started today.
Do you want to advance your career as a healthcare administrator or in health management in general? The field of Healthcare Administration is expected to grow 18% by 2026 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Learn the skills you need to manage and lead complex issues inherent in healthcare systems. Get introduced to management and leadership frameworks, theories, and case studies specific to healthcare organizations in an immersive healthcare administration program. Start developing your leadership skills in the public health sector with a thorough MicroMasters program from Doane University - a detailed 7 course program designed to educate healthcare administrators or those interested in the field, like health services managers. You'll learn methods of advocacy for patients, families, and communities, and you'll explore financial management techniques critical to keeping healthcare organizations thriving. Courses in the program include: Healthcare Organization and Delivery Methods, Health Informatics and Technology in Decision Making, Healthcare Finance, Economics, and Risk, Strategic Leadership in Healthcare, and more. Healthcare systems vary greatly by country and can often be very difficult to understand and to navigate. For an overview of the American healthcare system and the healthcare industry, and how it compares to other global healthcare systems enroll in Healthcare Organizations and Delivery methods as your starting point. Doane's Healthcare Administration MicroMasters program can feed into its online MBA program (master of business administration degree program). If you complete the MicroMasters program on edX, you'll have completed 30% of Doane's MBA graduate program to earn your master's degree.
Explore health services, healthcare management, health information management, healthcare business administration and human resources, healthcare delivery, health services administration, patient care and public administration, healthcare facilities, health informatics, strategic planning, home-health, long-term health and long-term care, and other topics in edX's online health care courses. Many courses are self-paced so you can enroll and start getting your healthcare management education today.