Start Your Career as a Healthcare Professional: Online Work Related Learning, 4 weeks

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Gain a unique insight into working in healthcare and the NHS as you learn what it takes to become a healthcare professional.

Course description

Course description

Discover NHS jobs and what it’s like to work in healthcare

The National Health Service (NHS) is constantly changing and evolving, and existing pressures within the NHS are making it much harder for students to complete work experience in a healthcare setting.

That’s why the University of Leicester, in partnership with Medicine Calling, has put together this online course to help you find out more about some of the careers in healthcare.

This four-week course has been specifically designed to help you discover the skills needed to work in various healthcare roles. It will help you learn more about the industry and make an informed decision about whether this career path is right for you.

Explore the different careers in healthcare

On the course, you’ll be introduced to the roles and responsibilities of different healthcare professionals. Whether you’re interested in becoming a doctor, nurse, midwife, or physiotherapist, you’ll explore the routes you can take to start your career in healthcare.

You’ll also hear from various professionals and discover the skills and attributes needed to help you thrive in a healthcare setting.

Gain valuable experience from the University of Leicester Medical School

Many healthcare courses or healthcare-related jobs require students to complete some relevant work experience before you apply. This online course gives you a valuable insight into working in the NHS, one that is completely unique to face-to-face work experience.

You’ll learn alongside experts from the University of Leicester Medical School, to help build your confidence and knowledge for working as a healthcare professional.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for the current range of MOOCs available from the University of Leicester. You simply need an internet connection and a computer or tablet device. Some other courses may specify expected levels of understanding or experience in certain areas but this will be made clear before signing up for the course.

This course is designed for anyone wanting to start a career as a healthcare professional.

It is most suited for students in secondary school who are interested in healthcare.

 

English Language Requirements

There are no specific English language requirements for our MOOCs. However, to get the most out of this course you should have a reasonable command of written English.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

Enjoy this course for free - there are no fees for any of our MOOCs.

International Students

Enjoy this course for free - there are no fees for any of our MOOCs.

Related courses

Related courses

Our research

Our research

Course structure

Week 1 - The NHS

Week 1 - The NHS

An overview of the National Health Service (NHS), how it is structured, and future challenges and an introduction to General Practice, who works there and what types of patients a GP might meet.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Weeks 2 and 3 – Meet the professionals

Weeks 2 and 3 – Meet the professionals

A closer look at some of the many and varied career opportunities in healthcare, including working in:

  • Accident and emergency
  • Operating theatre
  • Stroke recovery
  • Mental health
  • Labour ward

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Week 4 – Routes into healthcare

Week 4 – Routes into healthcare

A look at the different training pathways and routes into careers in healthcare, and an opportunity to reflect on the knowledge, skills and attributes that you have developed.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and learning

The course is split into weeks, activities, and steps, which you can complete as quickly or slowly as you like. Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities. The course is a great 'taster' for university learning.

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