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Healthcare MOOCs May to July 2015

Massive Open Online Courses offer fantastic opportunities for free development. Whether you work in a specific sector, you're looking to switch careers, or you are responsible for helping other people learn, you ought to take a closer look at what MOOCs have to offer. At PLG we believe that a day without learning is a day wasted and we hate waste, so each month we shine a light on upcoming MOOCs in different sectors to help share the love. This month we're focussing on healthcare. All of the MOOCs on this list will start between May and the end of July 2015.

Good Brain, Bad Brain: Basics - University of Birmingham

What do we know and what are we discovering about the form and function of the human brain? Find out with this free online course

Heart Health - University of Reading

Learn more about how your heart works, the causes of heart disease and how to keep your heart healthy with this free online course

What Matters: Understanding Mental Health - Canvas Network | Free online courses | MOOCs

his course is aimed at healthcare workers in the National Health Service (NHS) here in the UK. There is an expectation that course participants will have an understanding of how health and social care is delivered in the UK, and a reasonable knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the various workers found in NHS and social care settings.

The Immune System: New Developments in Research - Part 1

Basic principles of immunology including the latest topics leading to novel therapeutic approaches.

Global Blindness - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Understand global blindness and how to plan effective eye care with this free online course for health professionals

Pharma MOOC | FREE 3 Week Course | GetReskilled

Learn how safe and effective medicines are made with this FREE three-week Pharma MOOC on Pharmaceutical Manufacturing delivered by the DIT and GetReskilled.

Ebola - Lancaster University

Learn about Ebola, its symptoms, where it came from and what the current outbreak has taught us, with this free online course.

Discover Dentistry - The University of Sheffield

An entertaining and illuminating course for everyone to explore the impact dentistry has on our lives.

Deteriorating Patient: Assessment, Recognition and Management - Canvas Network | Free online courses | MOOCs

This course is aimed at health care workers in the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK who need to understand how to recognise and intervene with a patient whose physical condition deteriorates. There is an expectation that course participants will have an understanding of how health and social care is delivered in the UK, and a reasonable knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the various workers found in NHS and social care settings.

Why Do We Age? The Molecular Mechanisms of Ageing - University of Groningen

Why do we age? Is there a limit to human lifespan? Can we prolong our lives? Find out with this free online course.

Liver Disease: Looking after your Liver - University of Birmingham

Learn about how your liver works, ways to look after it and how liver damage is caused, studied and treated around the world.

What is a Mind? - University of Cape Town

Explore the most pertinent scientific and philosophical concepts for understanding our own minds with this free online course

Psychology and Mental Health - University of Liverpool

Learn how a psychological understanding of our emotions and behaviour gives us new ways to improve mental health and well-being.

Bacteria and Chronic Infections - University of Copenhagen | Coursera

Bacteria and Chronic Infections from University of Copenhagen. Take free online classes from 115+ top universities and educational organizations. We partner with schools like Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and others to offer courses in dozens of topics, from computer science to teaching and beyond.

Instructional Methods in Health Professions Education - University of Michigan | Coursera

Instructional Methods in Health Professions Education from University of Michigan. Take free online classes from 115+ top universities and educational organizations. We partner with schools like Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and others to offer courses in dozens of topics, from computer science to teaching and beyond.