Courses to help you tackle current healthcare issues
Ensure you’re up to date with the latest thinking on key issues in healthcare with these courses from top organisations.
According to the WHO ‘without urgent action, we are heading for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries can once again kill’. Take action by learning about the challenges and potential solutions to antibiotic resistance.
The number of people with obesity in the UK has more than trebled in the last 25 years (BBC), a worrying statistic when obesity brings with it increased risks of cancer, diabetes and heart disease. How can we get the world’s weight back to healthy levels? Maybe we start by educating children.
There has been plenty of excitement about the possibilities of genetic sequencing, but what are the facts? Could we truly be entering an era of personalised medicine? Find out with courses exploring the cutting edge, from NHS Health Education England and St George’s.
In this time of turbulent politics right across the globe the threat of inequality seems to be increasing. Now is the time to get practical advice and learn useful strategies for ensuring everyone has access to basic healthcare and human rights.
Although Zika is no longer making front pages, there is still much to learn about managing this fast-moving, devastating disease, including lessons that might prove invaluable if another epidemic breaks out.
According to Diabetes UK diabetes is the ‘fastest-growing health threat facing our nation’ with over 3 million people in the UK alone living with diabetes. This presents healthcare with plenty of challenges from managing insulin treatment, to preventative measures to helping diabetic people lead healthy lives.
Caring for older people
As medicine has improved so have life expectancies – we have never lived longer. However this newfound longevity has brought with it a set of challenges, the biggest being managing a large ageing population. Ensuring quality of life for this growing group of people is a major concern.
Thankfully for the 1 in 4 adults (NHS) who will suffer a mental health issue during their lives, stigma around mental health problems is fading. However knowing how to diagnose and manage common mental health problems like depression and anxiety can still be a struggle for doctors and healthcare professionals. This popular course from the University of Reading is a good introduction to diagnosis and treatment.
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