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Health Care

The courses listed below represent a small sample of available online courses. Click here to view additional offerings.

  • Certificate in End of Life Care

    It takes a special person to care for those at the end of their life’s journey. Yet for the terminally ill and their families, the gifts of compassion, dedication and skill are priceless treasures. The End of Life Care Certificate covers the issues and practices involved with caring for the terminally ill.

    In this course, you will learn to address the ethical issues and characteristics of hospice and palliative care. You will understand the assessment and management of pain. And you will be able to help patients and their families cope with dying, death, and the grief that follows.

    $213
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  • Certificate in Healthy Aging

    As the population in the United States ages, there are many opportunities to learn how to work with seniors in multiple settings in a way that supports quality of life. In this course, you’ll gain an overview of specific aspects of aging to provide a long-term foundation for treatment of the senior community and overall health during the later years of life.

    This certificate is designed for anyone working in the health care field, those who are interested in the topic, those who are working with the aging population, or anyone who wishes to prepare for a career in aging services or gerontology.

    $69
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  • Certificate in Infectious Diseases and Infection Control

    Infectious diseases are a key concern for any healthcare professional. Globally, infectious diseases are responsible for more than 25% of all deaths, second only to cardiovascular disease. Millions more individuals are affected by the most common types of infectious diseases, which can have both short- and long-term health consequences.

    This online course offers insights into infectious diseases that are essential for medical professionals. By the end of this course, you’ll have a solid understanding of the most common infectious diseases as well as a grasp of the procedures that can help contain them.

    $78
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  • Certificate in Pain Assessment and Management

    Pain assessment and management is a crucial part of compassionate and effective patient care. Many providers, patients, patients’ families, and regulatory agencies are requiring health care providers to be more accurate with their pain assessment skills and more effective in their pain management strategies. Scientific advancements in the understanding of the mechanisms of pain, multidisciplinary methods of assessment and management, and the improvement of medications to treat pain have contributed to the wealth of knowledge in this area.

    This online course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of health care professionals who work with patients who are in pain. By providing an educational experience that examines key issues related to pain assessment and management, this course will gives you the relevant and practical information you’ll need to improve your practice and provide the most effective care to your patients. 

    $182
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  • Certificate in Stress Management

    Stress is at epidemic levels in the world today. In this online course, you will explore the physiological, social and psychological impacts of stress and study modalities to get stress under control. You will examine the relationship between stress and health, nutrition, and physical activity, and discover how stress can develop in the workplace. You will also learn about the different therapies that can help reduce stress, including how healthy living habits—such as exercise and diet—can help counteract the negative impact of stress.

    At the end of this course, you will appreciate the importance of recognizing the impact of stress, and you will have gained knowledge of strategies and therapies to reduce and manage stress.

    $87
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  • Handling Medical Emergencies

    If a member of your family suffered a medical emergency, you could certainly call for trained emergency medical responders, but what would you do while you’re waiting for them to arrive? Every second counts during a medical emergency.

    Recognizing the early signs and symptoms of common medical conditions and providing appropriate treatment can mean a better outcome for the patient and can greatly reduce the seriousness of the illness, which means a shorter hospital stay and lower medical costs. It’s also very satisfying to know how to help someone in a time of need.

    $122
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  • HIPAA Compliance

    Are you a health care professional or considering a career in the health care industry, or do you provide services to a health care organization? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then it is mandatory that you understand the compliance requirements of HIPAA, and subsequent rules and laws that affect HIPAA. These laws require all health care professionals to take careful steps to protect protected health information. In this course you will examine the compliance process. You will focus specifically on the Administrative Simplification portion of HIPAA. This course will give real world examples to explain the Privacy rule. You will examine what is meant by covered entities, business associates, and many other relationships within the health care industry impacted by HIPAA. You will understand how computers fit into the Security Rule and examine many types of safeguards, which are crucial components of the Security Rule. You will also learn about the Office for Civil Rights, HIPAA’s watchdog organization.

    By the time you finish this course, you will be confident and capable of implementing HIPAA’s Administrative Simplification rules, and the laws impacting it, in your own organization. If you are just starting your career in the health care field, you will have a priceless addition to your resume.

    $122
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  • Medical Office Basics Suite

    Learn the knowledge and skills you need to jump start your career in a variety of medical offices.

    Suite includes:

    Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach

    This course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical approach. Root terms are divided by each body system. The origin, a combined form, and an example of non-medical everyday usage is provided for each root term. Word Associations are provided as a learning tool. Unusual and interesting information is provided in regard to each term. Root terms are combined with prefixes and suffixes as your learning will culminate in the interpretation of several paragraphs of medical notes.

    Spanish for Medical Professionals

    Are you struggling to communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients?  If so, here’s the perfect solution. Whether you’re new to the Spanish language or just want a refresher, this fun and simple course will give you the basic tools you need to bridge the communication gap.

    With increasing numbers of Spanish-speaking patients entering the healthcare system every year, it’s more crucial than ever for health professionals to learn medical Spanish. What’s more, adding Spanish skills to your résumé can broaden your career horizons. But you’re a busy person, and you don’t have time to waste—so this course skips the “touristy” topics and focuses on the survival Spanish medical personnel really need to know in a medical setting.

    Starting with the basics of Spanish pronunciation, you’ll move right into simple words for everyday topics including colors, numbers, conversational phrases, family names, and words for asking questions. Next, you’ll get to the meat of the course as you discover how to ask about pain, symptoms, medical histories, insurance, and patients’ feelings. You’ll also learn how to talk about body parts, diets, and medical care and treatment. Along the way, entertaining games and stories will help you practice your new vocabulary as you gain awareness about Latin American culture.

    By the end of this course, you’ll have a strong foundation in basic medical Spanish that you can build on for years to come. ¡Vamos! (Let’s go!)

    HIPAA Compliance

    Are you a health care professional or considering a career in the health care industry? Do you provide products or services to a health care organization? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then it’s mandatory that you understand the compliance requirements of HIPAA, and subsequent rules and laws (through March 31, 2014) that affect HIPAA, including ARRA/HITECH, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Administrative Simplification Compliance Act (ASCA), the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA), and the OMNIBUS rules. These laws require all health care professionals to take careful steps to protect protected health information (PHI). But what exactly do all these regulations require?

    In this course, we’ll demystify the compliance process. We’ll focus specifically on the Administrative Simplification portion of HIPAA, starting by defining the lingo of HIPAA, ARRA/HITECH, ASCA, ACA, and the OMNIBUS rules. While we’re at it, we’ll identify all the important players.

    Next, we’ll zero in on the Administrative Simplification rules of HIPAA, starting with transactions, code sets, and identifiers, which are all key elements in the HIPAA-mandated electronic health care transmissions.

    We’ll use real-world examples to help explain the Privacy Rule, which governs patient rights and disclosure of protected health information (PHI). We’ll explain what’s meant by covered entities (CE), business associates (BA), and many other relationships within the health care industry impacted by HIPAA.

    Since computers are an integral part of health care these days, we’ll see how they fit into the Security Rule. We’ll also examine administrative safeguards, physical safeguards, technical safeguards, and policy and procedure creation—all of which are crucial components of the Security Rule.

    Last, but not least, we’ll focus on the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), HIPAA’s watchdog organization, and learn about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance.

    By the time you finish this course, you’ll be confident and capable of implementing HIPAA’s Administrative Simplification rules, and the laws impacting it, in your own organization. If you’re just starting your career in the health care field, you’ll have a priceless addition to your resume.

    Medical Math

    Master medical calculations in an engaging environment! In these fun and practical lessons, you’ll gain the medical math skills you need for anything from calculating dosages to using scientific formulas. Whatever medical field you’re in, the hands-on activities in this course will help you perform day-to-day math tasks quickly and easily.

    First, you’ll brush up your basic math skills. You’ll begin with a review of fractions, decimals, and percentages, and then dive into measurement systems and conversions used in the medical field.

    Next, you’ll do dosage calculations for oral, parenteral, and intravenous medications. You’ll explore three different methods you can use for dosage calculations: proportions, dimensional analysis, and the formula method. You’ll also learn an easy formula that you can apply to many dosage calculations.

    Finally, you’ll get an introduction to basic statistics and probability. You’ll find out how to interpret the latest medical findings for your patients, and journal articles will no longer be a mystery!

    Whether you’re new to the field of medicine or want to enhance your skills, this is the course for you. By the time you finish these lessons, you’ll have a solid grounding in basic medical math, and you’ll be ready to tackle any calculation confidently.

    $395
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  • Medical Terminology Series

    Series includes:

    Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach 

    This course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical approach. Root terms are divided by each body system. The origin, a combined form, and an example of non-medical everyday usage is provided for each root term. Word Associations are provided as a learning tool. Unusual and interesting information is provided in regard to each term. Root terms are combined with prefixes and suffixes as your learning will culminate in the interpretation of several paragraphs of medical notes. 

    Medical Terminology II: A Focus on Human Disease 

    Take a journey through the human body and learn medical terminology related to all 11 of its organ systems. In this course, we discuss diseases of the cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, nervous, skeletal, muscular, integumentary (skin), urinary, digestive, and male and female reproductive systems.  We also go over different diagnostic and treatment procedures for each system.  As you progress through the course, you’ll learn the meaning of many prefixes, root words, and suffixes, and you’ll greatly increase your medical terminology vocabulary!

    Each lesson starts with a brief overview of the organs in that lesson’s organ system.  From there, we move on to terminology related to a number of different diseases, diagnostic procedures, and treatment techniques. For each term, you’ll learn the meaning of its word parts, as well as the term’s definition.  There’s also a pronunciation guide for the term, an example of its correct usage, and important information you should know related to the disorder, diagnostic procedure, or treatment.  Most of the terms include a graphic to help you visualize the material.

    Each lesson also comes with an alphabetized glossary that summarizes all of the medical terms in the lesson so you can have them at your fingertips, as well as a course index so you can quickly locate a term anywhere in the course.

    To reinforce your learning, the lessons include activities and assignments designed to give you additional practice in understanding and remembering the medical terminology taught in this course.  By the end of this course, you’ll find that you have greatly increased your knowledge of medical terminology as well as broadened your understanding of human disease!

    $199
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  • Spanish for Medical Professionals

    What do you do if a patient needs your help, but you can’t understand them? What if you encounter worried family members, but aren’t able to reassure them that everything will be fine? Those in the medical field can easily find themselves in such situations, and you want to be prepared. Medical Spanish courses are the perfect solution. This simple and enjoyable Spanish for Medical Professionals course will give you the basic tools you need to bridge the communication gap.

    With increasing numbers of Spanish-speaking patients entering the healthcare system every year, it’s more crucial than ever for health professionals to learn medical Spanish. What’s more, adding Spanish skills to your resume can broaden your career horizons and give you an advantage over other healthcare workers. This course skips the “touristy” topics and focuses on the basic medical Spanish phrases you really need to know in a medical setting. Whether you’re new to the language or just want a refresher, this medical Spanish class can help you. ¡Vamos! (Let’s go!)

    $122
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