Online courses are the need of the hour with various industries demanding employees with the latest skills and information. Here are 10 online courses on healthcare that every medical or pharmacy student needs to check out.
e-skilling is on the rise all across the world. No more is a college or university degree enough to sustain throughout our work life if we don’t update our skills with regular courses, we will not be able to do the new-age work in various industries. And if we cannot perform the required tasks, we will simply not be hired!
Even medical students are not exempt from the re-skilling rule.
The healthcare sector in India is one of the fastest growing and is expected to reach $280 billion by 2020, according to a study by IBEF.
However, the sector is plagued by various issues like lack of infrastructure and acute shortage of health professionals. This is why India needs its medical students to skill themselves with the right healthcare courses to update themselves.
Mental health neglected in India
Mental health and wellbeing is a typically neglected area in our country, even when it constitutes one-sixth of all health-related disorders.
Nearly 150 million people in India suffer from depression or some form of mental ailment and the alarming fact is that between 70 and 92 percent of them do not receive treatment as per a recent National Mental Health survey.
Nearly 42.5% of the employees in the private sector suffer from such ailments that amount to significant loss in business and operational efficiency.
World Health Organisation predicts that by 2020, roughly 20% of India will suffer from mental illnesses with less than 4,000 mental health professionals to help fight the issue
Looking at these disturbing facts we can understand why some of the most popular courses in the healthcare space focus on psychology, meditation, happiness, nutrition and of course technical skills needed by the professionals in the field.
Here are the top 10 online courses on healthcare in 2019 as provided by Coursera along with the top college providing it:
1. Introduction to Psychology
Course by: Yale University
2. Stanford Introduction to Food and Health
Course by: Stanford University
3. Social Psychology
Course by: Wesleyan University
4. Introduction to Psychology
Course by: University of Toronto
5. Buddhism and Modern Psychology
Course by: Princeton University
6. Science of Exercise
Course by: University of Colorado Boulder
7. A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment
Course by: Indian School of Business
8. Writing in the Sciences
Course by: Stanford University
9. Medical Neuroscience
Course by: Duke University
10. Drug Discovery
Source : https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/featurephilia/story/top-10-healthcare-courses-from-ivy-league-colleges-that-every-medical-student-can-do-online-1630941-2019-12-24
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