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5 Online Medical Courses To Prepare You For A Medical Career

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Jul 11, 2019

“It takes forever to be a doctor,” says an incoming medical student, probably. 

There are a lot of people who want to pursue a healthcare career, but not a lot of people are prepared for the commitment that goes with it. Specifically, the strenuous years and hefty price tag that come with medical courses. 

While there is no shortcut to good education, there are ways to get things done in a shorter period of time with less money involved. This is where online education comes in! Thanks to technology, MOOCs (massive open online courses, that is) like Coursera and FutureLearn, you can now learn medical courses in flexible lesson plans. These courses can help you decide whether a healthcare career is for you… or not.

If you’re planning to take a medical course in college or just plain interested in all things health, we’ve shortlisted online courses that can help introduce you to the top medical fields in the country for the coming years. Happy ~online~ learning!

Pharmacy: Essentials of Good Pharmacy Practice: The Basics

We all know medicine is good for us, but only pharmacists know what ‘good’ in Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) really means. From the basic preparation of medical products to proper drug handling, this online course gives you a brief overview of pharmaceutical guidelines, if ever you give pharmacy a shot (pun intended).

P.S. Did we mention this online course is accredited by the Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations (FAPA), too? Awesome!

Course Duration: 3 weeks

Weekly Learning: 3 hours

 

 

Radiology: Ultrasound Imaging: What is Inside?

What comes to mind when you hear ‘ultrasound’? Radiologists say it’s more than just checking whether an unborn baby is a girl or a boy. If you’re interested to pursue a career in radiology, understanding basic practices in the field is necessary. For starters, learning how ultrasound works and helps in improving patient care is a good way to diagnose whether this healthcare career is a fit for you or not.

Course Duration: 6 weeks

Weekly Learning: 3 hours

 

Medical Technology: Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Innovations

Here’s a fact: not all exciting ideas make it out of the lab. The medical device industry follows a strict process to ensure only the best products make it to the market! And by best, we mean innovative and transformational products that can impact healthcare for the better. Want to know how ideas turn to medical treatments? Learn the process in this third installment of the Healthcare Marketplace Specialization short course! (We recommend the other short courses too, btw.)

Course Duration: 4 weeks

Weekly Learning: 2-4 hours

 

Dietetics & Nutrition: Nutrition and Well-being

Just when we thought we know what it means to be “healthy,” we realize there’s more to the story than just eating go, grow, and glow foods. If you want to pursue a career in dietetics and nutrition (or you just really want to be healthy), this online course is for you! Discover what makes up a healthy diet, and understand the science behind health and nutrition for your career and personal #fitspirationgoals!

P.S. This online course will debunk common myths on health and nutrition, too!

Course Duration: 4 weeks

Weekly Learning: 3 hours

 

Psychiatry: Psychology and Mental Health: Beyond Nature & Nurture

The mind is a battlefield, and it takes more than willpower to fight and win the battles inside your head. Equip yourself with the right knowledge! This online course gives an introduction to mental health processes and explains how understanding your emotions, behaviors, and thinking patterns can help improve your mental health and well-being

Who knows, this course might even spark your interest to pursue a career in psychiatry, and help others professionally someday. Win-win! #MentalHealthMatters 

Course Duration: 6 weeks

Weekly Learning: 3 hours

 

We’re not going to lie. It does take forever to be a doctor or become a full-fledged professional in the healthcare industry. Good thing learning can be as quick as a short course, too! Take advantage of the medical courses available online! Learn anytime, anywhere. 

Want to know more about the available learning resources online? Check out short courses and degrees on the Online Education portal. And if you’re ready to take a medical course in college, find helpful tips and advice on the College Life blog section at Edukasyon.ph now!

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Angel is a storyteller who enjoys a good cup of coffee while listening to her family and friends' everyday stories. As a Development Communication graduate, she firmly believes that communities are the birthing ground of change where real people with real stories are just waiting to be heard. She is passionate about learning, coffee, and the next generation. On her spare time, you can find her happily lost in bookstore shelves, grocery alleys, coffee shops... or taking a nap.

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Angel Cruz

Angel is a storyteller who enjoys a good cup of coffee while listening to her family and friends' everyday stories. As a Development Communication graduate, she firmly believes that communities are the birthing ground of change where real people with real stories are just waiting to be heard. She is passionate about learning, coffee, and the next generation. On her spare time, you can find her happily lost in bookstore shelves, grocery alleys, coffee shops... or taking a nap.

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