Caregiver MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)
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MOOCs are FREE online courses by the world’s elite universities. Many of these are the same courses they offer on Campus for thousands of dollars, but now offer free online. Most MOOCs offer a free certificate of completion that you can get when completing the MOOC, and many offer an optional paid “Verified MOOC Certificate” that you must select at the beginning of the course. The cost of the optional Verified Certificate ranges from $25 – $300 with the average being around $49 US Dollars. The Verified Certificate verifies that it was you who took and completed the course thru face-recognition and keystroke analysis among other verifications.
Increasingly, MOOCs are becoming available On Demand 24/7, but some are still offered by time periods. If you are interested in a MOOC that does not currently have a session scheduled, please sign up for their future sessions and they will usually send you a notice when the next session is scheduled.
The list of MOOCs included here is very diversified, like our population of Caregivers, so some of these MOOCs will be on target with your own personal caregiving situation and others won’t, but: What do you have to loose in starting One? And you can do these on your own time, when you can. So, just start one or two or three, but just start.
Free “Introduction to Caregivers” MOOC – https://alison.com/courses/introduction_to_caregiving – The free online course Introduction to Caregiving is designed to expand your knowledge and understanding of the skills needed to work in the caregiving profession.
Free “Health & Safety for Caregiving” MOOC – https://alison.com/courses/health-and-safety-for-caregiving – The free online course Health and Safety for Caregiving is designed to ensure that you have the skills and knowledge necessary to keep both yourself and your clients safe while you perform your duties as a caregiver.
MOOCs listed by Subject Area:
Abdomen https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/anatomy University of Leeds’ “Exploring Anatomy: the Human Abdomen” MOOC. Explore the anatomy of the human abdomen and understand its clinical importance.
ADHD https://www.coursera.org/course/adhd University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine “”Pay Attention!!” ADHD Through the Lifespan” MOOC. This course reviews current scientific knowledge and clinical approaches to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and examines its impact on development, functioning and health outcomes.
Aging https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/ageing University of Groningen’s “Why do we Age? The Molecular Mechanisms of Ageing” MOOC. Why do we age? Is there a limit to human lifespan? Can we prolong our lives? The “why” and “how” of ageing has puzzled mankind ever since it questioned its place in the universe. However, it was only after infectious diseases became more controlled and reliable food supplies became generally available, that the rapid increase of the average lifespan made science turn its attention to study longevity and ageing. To fulfil the desire to live longer and age healthier, it is essential that we better understand the intricate molecular processes that evolve in our body when we age.
Aging https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/falls Newcastle University’s “Ageing Well: Falls” MOOC. Explore why people fall, discover practical methods to reduce the risk of falling and recognise when to seek expert help.
Aging https://www.coursera.org/course/oldglobe University of Pennsylvania’s “Growing Old around the Globe”. The world is ageing – people are older and societies are facing hard realities. What are we to make our lives in this time of global ageing? In six weeks, we analyze critical questions about age and ageing around the world.
Aging https://www.coursera.org/course/ageing University of Melbourne’s “Rethinking Ageing: Are we prepared to live longer?” MOOC. Population ageing is occurring in nearly every country around the word. This MOOC takes a multidisciplinary approach to explore the impact of living longer and takes into account the technological advancements, the built environment, economics and ethics to rethink what it means to ‘age well’ now and in the future.
Aids https://www.coursera.org/course/aids Emory University’s “AIDS” MOOC. This course will discuss HIV/AIDS in the US and around the world including its history, science, and culture as well as developments in behavioral and biomedical prevention, experimental AIDS vaccines, and clinical care issues. The course will also include a discussion of the populations that are particularly vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and a look at future challenges facing people infected and affected by the AIDS pandemic.
Alzheimer (French) https://www.france-universite-numerique-mooc.fr/courses/UPMC/18004/session01/about UPMC – Sorbonne Universitates “La maladie d’Alzheimer : tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir” MOOC
Anatomy https://www.edx.org/course/human-anatomy-hkpolyux-ana101x The Hong Kong Polytechnic University “Human Anatomy” MOOC. Explore the structure of the human body through a real life case scenario of stroke from six healthcare professional perspectives. Human Anatomy is fundamental to every medical and healthcare professional. However, the science of anatomy and effects of stroke are also extremely useful to anyone interested in understanding more about the human body.
Arts https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/medicine-and-the-arts University of Cape Town’s “Medicine and the Arts: Humanising Healthcare” MOOC. Explore the field of medical humanities – the intersection of the arts, humanities and healthcare.
Cancer https://www.coursera.org/course/cancer Ohio State University’s Cancer Center “Introduction to the Science of Cancer” MOOC. Cancer strikes individuals, affects families and causes economic hardship. The burden of cancer will rise globally in coming years due to a growing, aging world population. This open course is designed for people who may be unfamiliar with science but are interested in developing a sound understanding of cancer and how it is diagnosed, treated, prevented and studied.
Cancer https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/inside-cancer University of Bath’s “Inside Cancer: How Genes Influence Cancer Development” MOOC. Understand how genetics influence the development and spread of cancer, with this free, introductory online course.
Cardiac Arrest https://www.coursera.org/course/cardiacarrest University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine “Cardiac Arrest, Hypothermia, and Resuscitation Science” MOOC. This course will explore new breakthroughs in the treatment of patients during cardiac arrest and after successful resuscitation, including new approaches to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and post-arrest care.
Career https://www.coursera.org/learn/study-in-usa University of Pennsylvania’s “Applying to U.S. Universities” MOOC. With over 4,000 universities in the United States and no standard application system, the U.S. admission process can be confusing for everyone, but especially for students applying from other countries. This course will help international students (non-U.S. citizens) and non-native English speakers navigate the U.S. university admission process by offering practical information about the documents and pieces that make up a U.S. university application. More importantly, admission officers will discuss how they use those pieces to decide who is accepted and who is denied, so that you can understand the process beyond the pieces.
Career https://www.coursera.org/course/healthcarejobs Northwestern University’s “Career 911: Your Future Job in Medicine and Healthcare” MOOC. This course aims to help high school students, recent graduates, and those considering career transitions explore health care career options and learn strategies for entry into the health care workforce and health related fields. There are lots of amazing job opportunities in medicine and healthcare! Join us, as we share the strategies and secrets for getting those jobs. This course will introduce you to healthcare professions, help you map a path towards a health career, and impart skills relevant for any career, including: articulating your personal story, resume and cover letter writing, job search, interviewing, professional networking, and professional communications. In this course, you will hear the personal stories, experiences, and journeys of dozens of people who work in health related careers. You will also have the opportunity to connect with a supportive community of students, mentors, and health care professionals to explore your interests, find resources, and discover exciting new opportunities. The course features more than 50 different guests and lecturers, including Northwestern University faculty from Feinberg School of Medicine; the Kellogg School of Management; the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications; the School of Professional Studies; Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences; and the School of Communication.
Career (Arabic) http://www.edraak.org/en/course/course-v1%3Abayt.com%2BBA_103-2%2BBA_SelfPaced/ Edraak’s “Personal Branding” MOOC. What if you are a brand? How will you market yourself? How will you convince the public that your products and services are worth buying?
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Chinese https://www.coursera.org/learn/learn-chinese Peking University’s “Chinese for Beginners” This is an ABC Chinese course for beginners, including introduction of phonetics and daily expressions. After taking this class, learners can have a basic understanding of Chinese Mandarin and make basic conversations of daily living such as exchanging personal information, talking about daily arrangements and food, asking about price, introducing the city and the weather, telling your hobbies etc. Selected topics and situations come from real life scenarios and can be used for everyday communications.
Chinese https://www.edx.org/course/basic-mandarin-chinese-level-1-mandarinx-mx101x “Basic Mandarin Chinese – Level 1” MOOC is the first in a series of six courses designed to teach you how to speak Mandarin Chinese. This course will introduce you to the basic language you will need to eat, live, and get around in Mandarin speaking countries. Take the first step towards learning Mandarin Chinese, the most commonly spoken language in the world.
Chronic Pain https://www.coursera.org/course/chronicpain University of Minnesota’s “Preventing Chronic Pain: A Human Systems Approach” MOOC. Chronic pain is at epidemic levels and has become the highest-cost condition in health care. This course uses evidence-based science with creative and experiential learning to better understand chronic pain conditions and how they can be prevented through self-management in our cognitive, behavioral, physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental realms. Chronic musculoskeletal pain (including head, neck, and back pain) is a significant cause of suffering, disability, and health care in the world. Care for chronic pain often involves surgery, multiple medications (including opioids), endless physical and chiropractic therapy, injections, implanted devices, and other passive treatments– making it the highest cost condition in health care. The burden upon individuals in terms of ongoing pain and suffering is incalculable. Consider an alternative. By using a human systems approach, we can better understand how individual risk factors in the cognitive, behavioral, physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental realms of our lives can interact to perpetuate chronic pain and, if improved, can prevent it.
Clinical Terminology https://www.coursera.org/course/clinicalterminology University of Pittsburgh’s “Clinical Terminology for International and U.S. Students” MOOC. Understanding the clinical terms and abbreviations commonly used in U.S. hospitals is challenging. Adaptation to clinical language is difficult for U.S. students entering the clinical area and even more difficult for international students whose primary language is not English. This course helps both groups of students understand many of the terms and abbreviations commonly encountered during the first three months of clinical work on a U.S. general hospital unit.
Communications https://www.coursera.org/course/interprofessional University of California San Francisco’s “Collaboration and Communication in Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice” MOOC. Interprofessional collaborative practice is key to safe, high quality, accessible, patient-centered care. This course aims to introduce health professions learners to the fundamental principles and skills for effective interprofessional collaborative practice.
Communications https://www.coursera.org/course/healthliteracy University of Nebraska School of Medicine’s “Health Literacy and Communication for Health Professionals” MOOC. In the United States, two-thirds of the population read at an eight-grade level or below. When it comes to health information, most Americans have the ability to read and write at the fifth-grade level. This inter-professional course aims to give health professionals the tools needed to improve upon their health literacy and communication skills.
Diabetes https://www.coursera.org/course/ucsfdiabetes University of California San Francisco “Diabetes: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Opportunities” MOOC. This multidisciplinary course will emphasize the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. Topics will include patient self-management, appropriate use of technologies, nutrition, behavior modification and pharmacotherapy in the management of this disease. The course will conclude by summarizing new basic science research regarding the pathophysiology and treatment of diabetes.
Dementia https://www.coursera.org/course/dementiacare John Hopkins School of Nursing’s “Living with Dementia: Impact on Individuals, Caregivers, Communities and Societies” MOOC. Health professionals and students, family caregivers, friends of and affected individuals, and others interested in learning about dementia and quality care will benefit from completing the course. Led by Drs. Nancy Hodgson and Laura Gitlin, participants will acquire foundational knowledge in the care of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurocognitive disorders in this 5-week course.
Dental Care https://www.coursera.org/course/cariesmanagement University of California San Francisco “Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA)” MOOC. This course will provide the scientific basis for caries (dental decay) risk assessment and practice interventions. You will immediately be able to apply “caries management by risk assessment” into your clinical setting or into your personal health care.
Disaster Preparedness https://www.coursera.org/course/disasterpreparedness John Hopkins School of Nursing “Disaster Preparedness for the Health Care Professional” MOOC. Are you ready for the next inevitable disaster or public health emergency? Whether you’re an EMS responder, physician, nurse, social worker, health care student, or other health care provider, you will acquire foundational knowledge in preparedness, management, and response for disasters and large-scale public health emergencies in this 6-week course.
Dutch https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/dutch University of Groningen’s “Introduction to Dutch” MOOC. Learn to speak, write and understand basic Dutch, with this free, three-week, introductory foreign language course.
Dysphagia https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/dysphagia University of East Anglia’s “Dysphagia: Swallowing Difficulties and Medicines” MOOC. This course will enhance the knowledge of any person involved in the administration of medicines to patients with dysphagia.
Ebola https://www.coursera.org/learn/ebola-essentials-for-health-professionals University of Amsterdam & Utrecht University’s “Ebola: Essential Knowledge for Health Professionals” MOOC. March 2014 marked the starting point of the largest outbreak of Ebola virus disease in history. Although the disease seems to be on a decrease, we are not there yet and new outbreaks will surely emerge. New efforts to combat the outbreak are necessary. This is why we developed this online course about Ebola, targeted at health professionals across the world. In this course you will cover the fundamental knowledge any health professional should have with expected or confirmed cases or a general interest in the Ebola disease. You will discuss the epidemiology of the disease, its pathophysiology and transmission, the clinical presentation including differential diagnosis and confirmation of disease. You will also discuss the general therapeutic approach to the care of Ebola suspected or confirmed patients and discuss the novel vaccine and drug developments. As the Ebola crisis continues to rage through the affected areas, we need health professionals like yourself to be informed and involved.
Ebola https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/ebola Lancaster University’s “Ebola: Symptoms, History and Origins” MOOC. Learn about Ebola, its symptoms, where it came from and what the current outbreak has taught us.
English https://www.edx.org/course/conversational-english-skills-tsinghuax-30640014x-0 Tsinghua University’s “Conversational English Skills” MOOC. Learn how to effectively communicate in English and improve your conversational language skills. Are you finding it difficult to start the conversation, or find the right words when communicating in English? Do you know how to start and end conversations in a polite way? Do you want to learn more about American, British, Canadian, Australian, South Korean, Colombian, and Chinese cultures? If so, you’ve come to the right course!
English https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/explore-english-language-culture British Council’s “Exploring English: Language and Culture” MOOC. This course for learners of English looks at British culture and examines English in use to help you improve your language skills. This course is for people who are learning English and who are interested in finding out more about British culture and improving their English language skills
English (Arabic) http://www.edraak.org/en/course/BritishCouncil/Eng100/T4_2015/ British Council’s “LEARN ENGLISH: CONVERSATIONAL SKILLS FOR BEGINNERS” MOOC. Have you ever thought about learning English? Whether it is for working in an international environment, studying, travelling abroad, or just talking to someone who doesn’t speak Arabic, even a few words of English can open doors. This course is aimed at helping you learn English that you can use practically, immediately. The focus is conversational language – the kind of language you use when you’re speaking – at an Elementary level, and there is special attention paid to useful phrases and vocabulary, as well as pronunciation. Drawing on the British Council’s expertise in English language learning and teaching, the course uses short videos of a group of Arabic-speaking learners on a British Council English course, so you can see the kind of language they are learning. These videos will be presented and commented on by an experienced English language teacher from the British Council who, in Arabic, will highlight important points related to the language, and give you useful tips. You will then have plenty of opportunities to practise that language, in quizzes, discussions and by using specially developed software to help you remember new words and phrases.
English https://www.edx.org/course/english-grammar-essay-writing-uc-berkeleyx-colwri2-2x and https://www.edx.org/course/english-grammar-essay-writing-uc-berkeleyx-colwri2-2 University of California Berkeley & the USA Department of State’s “English Grammar and Essay Writing” MOOCs. An introduction to academic writing for English Language Learners, focusing on essay development, grammatical correctness, and self-editing.
English https://www.edx.org/course/english-writing-composition-asux-eng101x-credit-eligible Arizona State University’s “English Writing and Composition” MOOC. Improve your writing skills in this comprehensive introduction to English writing and composition credit-eligible course.
Epidemiology https://www.coursera.org/learn/epidemiology University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s “Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health” MOOC. Often called “the cornerstone” of public health, epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of diseases, health conditions, or events among populations and the application of that study to control health problems. By applying the concepts learned in this course to current public health problems and issues, students will understand the practice of epidemiology as it relates to real life and makes for a better appreciation of public health programs and policies. This course explores public health issues like cardiovascular and infectious diseases – both locally and globally – through the lens of epidemiology.
Epidemiology https://www.coursera.org/course/socialepi University of Minnesota’s “Social Epidemiology” MOOC. Social epidemiology is about how a society makes people sick and/or healthy. We address not only the identification of new disease risk factors (e.g., deficient social capital) but also how well-known exposures (e.g., cigarette smoking, lead paint, health insurance) emerge and are maintained by the social system.
Eyes https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/global-blindness London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicines’ “Global Blindness: Planning and Managing Eye Care Services” MOOC. Understand global blindness and how to plan effective eye care. Around the world, 285 million people are blind or visually impaired. 75% of this is avoidable and 90% is in low- and middle-income countries. We will highlight the key facts about avoidable blindness and global initiatives to address it. We will explore practical, tried and tested approaches for strengthening local eye health services, in resource limited settings.
Finances https://www.coursera.org/course/uffinancialplanning University of Florida’s “Personal & Family Financial Planning” MOOC. Personal and Family Financial Planning will address many critical personal financial management topics in order to help you learn prudent habits both while in school and throughout your lifetime.
French https://www.france-universite-numerique-mooc.fr/courses/AFPIF/79001/session01/about France Universite Numerique (FUN) – Alliance Francais “Cours de français langue étrangère” MOOC.
Happiness https://www.edx.org/course/science-happiness-uc-berkeleyx-gg101x-1 University of California Berkeley’s “The Science of Happiness” MOOC. The first MOOC to teach positive psychology. Learn science-based principles and practices for a happy, meaningful life. “A free eight-week Science of Happiness course that will offer practical, research-backed tips on living a happy and meaningful life.” – The Huffington Post.
Happiness https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/play The University of Sheffield “Exploring Play: The Importance of Play in Everyday Life” MOOC. Understanding the nature and value of play through the course of our lives, across cultures and communities.
Happiness https://www.coursera.org/learn/happiness Indian School of Business’ “A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment” MOOC. What are the determinants of a happy and fulfilling life? This is surely one of life’s biggest questions, and a question that has interested many of our ancestors. Buddha famously gave up his kingdom in search of happiness. Several Greek philosophers (from Aristotle to Epicurus and Plato to Socrates) had their own views on what it takes to be happy. And of course, we all have our own theories about happiness too.
Health https://www.edx.org/course/health-society-harvardx-ph201x Harvard University’s “Health and Society” MOOC. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major social variables that affect population health. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major social variables—social class, race, gender, poverty, income distribution, social networks/support, community cohesion, the work and neighborhood environment—that affect population health.
Health https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/informed-health-consumer Cardiff University “The Informed Health Consumer: Making Sense of Evidence” MOOC. How do you understand whether health evidence is likely to be reliable or not? Find out in this free online course.
Health https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-health-wellness-asux-exw100-credit-eligible Arizona State University’s “Introduction to Health and Wellness” MOOC. Explore current concepts in health, exercise, and wellness and learn how to shape your own personal health in this credit-eligible course.
Health https://www.edx.org/course/ehealth-opportunities-challenges-kix-kiehealthx Karolinska Institutet “eHealth – Opportunities and Challenges” MOOC. An introduction to the eHealth field featuring practical examples.
HealthCare System https://www.edx.org/course/united-states-health-policy-harvardx-ph210x Harvard University’s “United States Health Policy” MOOC. Learn the essentials of U.S. health care policy from some of the nation’s top experts. Many Americans complain that they do not understand the U.S. health reform law called the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare). They are right, and the main reason is because most Americans do not understand the basics of the U.S. health care system and U.S. health policy. Featuring some of the nation’s foremost teachers and thought leaders, this course provides students with a basic and thorough understanding of the U.S. health care system focusing on access, quality of care, and costs.
HealthCare System https://www.coursera.org/course/ushealthcare University of Michigan’s “Understanding and Improving the US Healthcare System” MOOC. In this course, you will learn about the structure, accomplishments, and shortcomings of the US healthcare system, and how those have prompted attempts at health policy and reform. You will also take part in a unique, national group exercise, designed to help you understand questions about the 2010 Affordable Care Act and how you can improve the US healthcare system.
HealthCare System https://www.coursera.org/learn/health-for-all John Hopkins’ “Health for All Through Primary Health Care” MOOC. This course explores why primary health care is central for achieving Health for All. It provides examples of how primary health care has been instrumental in approaching this goal in selected populations and how the principles of primary health care can guide future policies and actions. Two of the most inspiring, least understood, and most often derided terms in global health discourse are “Health for All” and “Primary Health Care.” In this course, we will explore these terms in the context of global health, their origins and meanings, the principles upon which they rest, and examples of how these principles have been implemented at both small and large scale. We will also explore some ultra-low-cost approaches to Health for All through primary health care, and the promise that primary health care holds for eventually achieving Health for All.
HealthCare System https://www.edx.org/course/medicine-digital-age-ricex-meddigx-0 Rice University’s “Medicine in the Digital Age” MOOC. The future of healthcare is connected, patient-centered, mobile and social. Are you prepared for what lies ahead?
HealthCare System (Arabic) http://www.edraak.org/en/course/HCAC/QMPI100/T1_2030/ Edraak’s “Healthcare Quality Management” MOOC. This course aims to provide the basic principles and dimensions of quality in healthcare, the components of a quality management program, and the skills needed to develop health policies and procedures in the workplace.
Heart https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/heart-health University of Reading’s “Heart Health: a Beginner’s Guide to Cardiovascular Disease” MOOC. Learn more about how your heart works, the causes of heart disease and how to keep your heart healthy with this free online course.
Heart (Arabic) http://www.edraak.org/en/course/Edraak/HH100/2015_R1/ Edraak’s “Healthy Hearts” MOOC. The “Healthy Hearts” course will address, in its first week, healthy lifestyles for the prevention of heart disease. We will talk in detail and in a simplified manner about proper nutrition based on global studies, healthy exercise, and the reasons for blockages of the coronary arteries.
Heart https://www.coursera.org/course/cardiacarrest University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine “Cardiac Arrest, Hypothermia, and Resuscitation Science” MOOC. This course will explore new breakthroughs in the treatment of patients during cardiac arrest and after successful resuscitation, including new approaches to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and post-arrest care.
Home Care https://www.coursera.org/course/hha The State University of New York’s (SUNY) “Foundations for Assisting in Home Care” MOOC. This course is intended as a self-study course for those interested in exploring a career as a Home Health Aide or Personal Care Aide. This course is intended as a self-study course for those interested in exploring a career as a Home Health Aide or Personal Care Aide. This course consists of 12 modules which provide an overview of the responsibilities of the home health care worker. It includes the concepts and skills involved in working with patients with mental illness, developmental, and physical disabilities, throughout the lifespan from infancy to death. Topics covered include nutrition, food planning, budgeting, safety, infection control, basic first aid skills, the use of proper body mechanics, and the provision of personal care. The course includes reading materials, interactive games, quizzes, and videos. This course will help introduce those interested in pursuing a career in the home health field to the basic knowledge and skill competencies required of a Home Health Aide and Personal Care Aide.
Home Care (Spanish) https://www.miriadax.net/web/seguridad-paciente-domicilio-5edicion Universidad de Cantabria’s “La Seguridad del Paciente en el Domicilio”MOOC. a seguridad del paciente en el ámbito domiciliario constituye una línea de trabajo e investigación muy importantes para los profesionales sanitarios. Muchos de los errores o problemas relacionados con la Seguridad clínica (errores de medicación, úlceras por presión, caídas) ocurren en los docmicilios. Su conocimiento, prevención y abordaje constituyen un reto y responsabilidad para los distintos profesionales sanitarios así como para los cuidadores y pacientes.
Immunology https://www.edx.org/course/fundamentals-immunology-part-1-ricex-bioc372-1x-1 Rice University’s “Fundamentals of Immunology, Part 1” MOOC. Learn about your body’s defenses against disease: how it can identify threats and coordinate counterattacks.
Learning https://www.coursera.org/learn/learning-how-to-learn University of California San Diego’s “Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects” MOOC. This course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. We’ll learn about the how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates (“chunks”) information. We’ll also cover illusions of learning, memory techniques, dealing with procrastination, and best practices shown by research to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects.
Liver Disease https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/liver-disease University of Birmingham “Liver Disease: Looking after Your Liver” MOOC. Learn about how your liver works, ways to look after it and how liver damage is caused, studied and treated around the world.
Medicines https://www.edx.org/course/take-medicine-how-be-savvy-consumer-utaustinx-ut-4-20x The University of Texas at Austin’s “Take Your Medicine: How to Be a Savvy Consumer” MOOC. Discover how to become a savvy healthcare consumer. Medicines have eradicated or eased the symptoms of many diseases. This course explores the process, challenges and issues facing consumers when it comes to pharmaceutical products. An overview of drug development and approval with a focus on consumer issues will be presented and discussed in the context of regulations, public welfare, and healthcare providers.
Mental Health https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/what-is-a-mind University of Cape Town’s “What is a Mind?” MOOC. Explore the most pertinent scientific and philosophical concepts for understanding our own minds. It aims to build bridges between traditionally antagonistic approaches to understanding the mind.
Mental Health https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/caring-psychosis-schizophrenia King’s College London’s “Caring for People with Psychosis and Schizophrenia” MOOC. Explore the key issues related to caring for a relative with psychosis or schizophrenia. Psychosis conditions, including schizophrenia, are treatable mental health problems that can affect anyone although very few people talk about the conditions and their impact on families. Millions of people across the globe find themselves thrust unexpectedly into a role providing support and care when a relative develops psychosis. Carers can play a major role in supporting their relative’s progress and recovery.
Mental Health https://www.coursera.org/course/mentalhealth University of Toronto’s “The Social Context of Mental Health and Illness”. Learn how social factors promote mental health, influence the onset and course of mental illness, and affect how mental illnesses are diagnosed and treated.
Mental Health https://www.edx.org/course/medicating-mental-health-judicious-use-colgatex-psycrx Colgate University’s “Medicating for Mental Health: Judicious Use of Psychiatric Drugs” MOOC. Learn how to effectively use psychiatric drugs, widely prescribed to treat psychological disorders, to improve their ability to help.
Mental Health https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/mental-health-and-well-being University of Liverpool’s “Psychology and Mental Health: Beyond Nature and Nurture” MOOC. Learn how a psychological understanding of our emotions and behaviour gives us new ways to improve mental health and well-being.
Metabolism https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/metabolomics University of Birmingham’s “Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century” MOOC. Discover how metabolomics is revolutionizing our understanding of metabolism. Metabolomics is an emerging field that aims to measure the complement of metabolites (the intermediates and products of metabolism) in living organisms.
Nursing https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/the-impact-of-nursing University of Liverpool’s “The Impact of Nursing” MOOC. Take a journey from the past to the future of nursing with this free online course. Explore nursing’s impact on quality of life. Health is the most important thing we have, and nurses are at the forefront of healthcare delivery in a rapidly changing world. This is a central message of this free online course, which takes you on a journey from the past to the future of nursing.
Nursing https://www.coursera.org/course/ruralnursing University of New Mexico’s “Rural Health Nursing” MOOC. This course will provide learners with an opportunity to explore the challenges, opportunities, and skills necessary to provide nursing care in rural areas.
Nutrition https://www.edx.org/course/food-thought-mcgillx-chem181x-1 McGill University’s “Food for Thought” MOOC. A course that offers a scientific framework for understanding food and its impact on health and society from past to present.
Nutrition https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/the-science-of-nutrition The Open University’s “The Science of Nutrition” MOOC. Explore the science behind what you eat.
Nutrition (Arabic) http://www.edraak.org/en/course/Edraak/NH100/2015_SMR/ Edraak’s “Nutrition and Health” MOOC. Course to introduce you to the foundations of food science and help you learn about the serious effects of diet-related health problems.
Obesity https://www.coursera.org/course/nudgeit University of Edinburgh’s “Nudge-it: Understanding obesity” MOOC. Nudge-it is an multi-disciplinary European research project studying new ways of establishing and reinforcing healthy eating habits. Join us to learn about eating, appetite and obesity.
Obesity https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/obesity University of Redding’s “Obesity: Causes and Consequences” MOOC. Obesity is a global epidemic. As the world gets fatter, explore its impact on our health and lives.
Parkinson’s Disease https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/good-brain-bad-brain-parkinsons University of Birmingham’s “Good Brain, Bad Brain: Parkinson’s Disease” MOOC. Learn the fundamentals of Parkinson’s disease with this free online course. What causes it and what we can do to treat it?
Personalized Medicine https://www.coursera.org/course/personalisedmed UNSW Australia’s “Myths and Realities of Personalised Medicine: The Genetic Revolution” MOOC. Learn about the concept of “personalized medicine” and the impact that our enhanced understanding of genetics has had on modern medicine and society.
Pets https://www.edx.org/course/birds-101-introduction-pet-birds-utennesseex-birds101-1x University of Tennessee’s “Pets Birds 101: Introduction to Pet Birds” MOOC. Learn to care for your pet birds, from parrots to finches, by studying nutrition & husbandry, behavioral characteristics, and common veterinary procedures.
Pharmacology https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/medicinesadherence King’s College London “Medicines Adherence: Supporting Patients with their Treatment” MOOC. How can healthcare professionals help patients to improve their health through medicines adherence?
Pharmacology https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/good-brain-bad-brain-drugs University of Birmingham’s “Good Brain, Bad Brain: Drug Origins” MOOC. Explore our past, present and future understanding of drugs with this free course. Where do drugs come from? How do they work?
Pharmacology https://www.coursera.org/course/pharm101 University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine’s “Fundamentals of Pharmacology” MOOC. In this class you will learn how drugs affect the body, how they alter disease processes and how they might produce toxicity. We will discuss how new drugs are tested and developed prior to them being used for patient care. We will describe how personalization of medicine will become a common day reality in patient care.
Philosophy https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-philosophy-god-knowledge-mitx-24-00x MIT’s “Introduction to Philosophy: God, Knowledge and Consciousness” MOOC. This course will focus on big questions. You will learn how to ask them and how to answer them. This course has two goals. The first is to introduce you to the things that philosophers think about. We will look at some perennial philosophical problems: Is there a God? What is knowledge, and how do we get it? What is the place of our consciousness in the physical world? Do we have free will? How do we persist over time, as our bodily and psychological traits change? The second goal is to get you thinking philosophically yourself.
Physical Activity https://www.edx.org/course/body-matters-mcgillx-body101x McGill University’s “The Body Matters” MOOC. This course examines the benefits of physical activity, how to prevent injuries, and what to do when injuries occur. The course will include content from leading international experts in multiple fields related to the science of exercise.
Poisonings https://www.coursera.org/course/poisonings University of California San Francisco’s “Poisonings in the Home and Community: Assessment and Emergency Response”. This is a survey course on the principles of Clinical Toxicology. The emphasis will be pre-hospital and emergency hospital management of poisonings with a case-oriented lecture format. The topics are prioritized by prevalence of human poisoning, natural and synthetic toxins, and target organ effects.
Problem Solving https://www.coursera.org/course/cps University of Minnesota’s “Creative Problem Solving” MOOC. This course deals directly with your ability for creativity which is a critical skill in any field. It focuses on divergent thinking, the ability to develop multiple ideas and concepts to solve problems. Through a series of creativity building exercises, short lectures, and readings, learners develop both an understanding of creativity and increase their own ability.
Psychology https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-psychology-st-margarets-episcopal-school-psych101x-0 St. Margaret’s Episcopal School “Introduction to Psychology” MOOC. There is no more salient topic in the global information age than the human condition, including learning, behavior and dysfunction.
Psychology https://www.coursera.org/course/psychfirstaid John Hopkins School of Public Health’s “Psychological First Aid” MOOC. Learn to provide psychological first aid to people in an emergency by employing the RAPID model: Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition. Utilizing the RAPID model (Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition), this specialized course provides perspectives on injuries and trauma that are beyond those physical in nature. The RAPID model is readily applicable to public health settings, the workplace, the military, faith-based organizations, mass disaster venues, and even the demands of more commonplace critical events, e.g., dealing with the psychological aftermath of accidents, robberies, suicide, homicide, or community violence. In addition, the RAPID model has been found effective in promoting personal and community resilience.
Psychology https://www.edx.org/course/trends-e-psychology-kuleuvenx-epsyx University of Leuven’s “Trends in e-Psychology” MOOC. Learn about e-based promotion of physical, mental and social health, focusing on e-cigarettes, e-mental health applications and e-mediation as case-examples.
Psychology https://www.edx.org/course/behavioral-medicine-key-better-health-kix-kibehmedx Karolinska Institutet’s “Behavioral Medicine: A Key to Better Health” MOOC. Learn how to change everyday behaviors for healthier lives using basic behavioral medicine concepts. Test yourself with virtual patient scenarios.
Sociology https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-global-sociology-wellesleyx-soc108x Wellesley College’s “Introduction to Global Sociology” MOOC. Understand your social location in a globally interconnected cultural and economic landscape. Sociology offers us a powerful set of tools with which to interpret our relationship to a global social and cultural economy.
Spanish https://www.edx.org/course/learn-spanish-basic-spanish-english-upvalenciax-bsp101x Universitat Politècnica de Valencia’s MOOC “Learn Spanish: Basic Spanish for English Speakers” MOOC. Learn Spanish and explore Spanish culture in this introductory language course, designed for English speakers.
Spanish (Spanish) https://www.miriadax.net/web/general-navigation/cursos Universidad de la Laguna’s “Instrucción Gramatical y Virtual ELE” MOOC. El curso tiene como objetivo principal promover y desarrollar el proceso de aprendizaje gramatical de español como lengua extranjera, siguiendo un modelo linguístico-instructivo implementado a través de recursos tecnológicos.
Spanish https://iversity.org/en/courses/spanish-for-beginners Universidad a Distancia de Madrid – UDIMA’s “Spanish for Beginners” MOOC. Dynamic, fun, interactive and practical course aimed at obtaining a communicative competence which allows the correct linguistic interaction required in different communicative situations.
Speech https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-public-speaking-uwashingtonx-comm220x2 University of Washington’s “Introduction to Public Speaking” MOOC. In this class, we will study the principles of public speaking, and critically examine our own and others’ speeches through interactive practice.
Stress https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/mindfulness-wellbeing-performance Monash University’s “Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance” MOOC. Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing and work/study performance in this free online course.
Stress https://www.edx.org/course/becoming-resilient-person-science-stress-uwashingtonx-ecfs311x-0 University of Washington’s “Becoming a Resilient Person – The Science of Stress Management” MOOC. This course gives you the permission to take care of yourself by learning the skills to manage stress and optimize wellbeing.
Substance Use https://www.coursera.org/course/babyboomersanddrugs John Hopkins School of Nursing’s “Alcohol, Drugs, and Baby Boomers: Are you ready?” MOOC. As the baby boomer generation ages, the impacts of alcohol and drug use among this generation will become an increasingly important public health issue. This 5-week course will provide primary care givers and health care providers with an overview of this looming issue and provide strategies for the prevention and reduction of substance use associated harm
Substance Use https://www.edx.org/course/managing-addiction-framework-successful-adelaidex-addictionx The University of Adelaide’s “Managing Addiction: A Framework for Successful Treatment” MOOC. Understand how to manage addiction in practice and respond effectively to clients with drug and alcohol problems.
Substance Use https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-drugs-and-addiction King’s College London’s “Understanding Drugs and Addiction” MOOC. How do addictions develop? How are they best treated and prevented? We are all touched by addiction – personally, within our circle of family and friends, and within our community. Addiction and its related harms can be crippling for those affected and the people around them. But how does addiction develop? What can we do to treat it? And what can we do to prevent it?
Thinking https://www.edx.org/course/science-everyday-thinking-uqx-think101x-1 The University of Queensland Australia’s “The Science of Everyday Thinking” MOOC. Learn how to think better, argue better, and choose better. We will explore the psychology of our everyday thinking: why people believe weird things, how we form and change our opinions, why our expectations skew our judgments, and how we can make better decisions. We’ll discuss and debate topics such as placebos, the paranormal, medicine, miracles, and more.
Tuberculosis (“TB”) https://www.coursera.org/course/tbmanagement John Hopkins School of Nursing’s “Global Tuberculosis (TB) Clinical Management and Research” MOOC. Health Care Workers and Health Professions Students can prepare to plan and deliver TB care in their communities by applying the latest clinical and research data presented in this nine-week course focusing on TB/HIV Co-Infection.
Ultrasound https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/ultrasound-imaging University of Twente’s “Ultrasound Imaging: What Is Inside?” MOOC. Understand the technology of ultrasound, see how it is used in clinical practice and learn how to improve medical imaging.
Vaccinology (French/English) https://www.france-universite-numerique-mooc.fr/courses/CNAM/01015/session01/about France Universite Numerique (FUN) “Vaccinology” MOOC. an integrated overview of vaccinology, from public health and scientific data justifying the development of a vaccine, to its delivery to the populations in the context of industrialized and developing countries.
Vital Signs https://www.coursera.org/course/vitalsigns University of Pennsylvania’s “Vital Signs: Understanding What the Body Is Telling Us” MOOC. Heart rate, blood pressure, respiration rate, temperature, pain. What do these vital signs tell you about your body? Learn the basic physiology underlying the vital signs and how to accurately assess them.
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http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/training/index.aspx – National Center on Elder Abuse Training Resources -The successful prevention, detection and intervention in elder abuse cases relies, in part, on the training of professionals and the public.
http://www.videocaregiving.org/ – A Visual Education Center for Family Caregivers
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