Free health care management courseware collections
Health care managers and students or professionals wanting to become health care managers can take open courseware classes to learn more about the field. From introductory classes that give a broad overview of health care management to advanced, more specialized courses, students with varying levels of education and professional experience can access training resources from schools like The Open University and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Health care managers can take classes that help them organize and run programs more efficiently, manage information technology systems, relate to their patients in appropriate ways, and work with a diverse patient and health care professional population.
The classes listed below cover topics in adolescent health and well-being, welfare, public health, the quality of death, research projects and research evaluation, IT systems and more. Students learn skills in management, grant writing, leadership, ethics, decision-making, analyzing and running a health care facility in classes like Understanding Meanings in Community Care, Living with Death and Dying, Introduction to Methods for Health Services Research and Evaluation, and others. Students will also find links to other resources that help them understand their roles as health care managers in a greater social context. Open courseware classes allow busy students and professionals to find supplemental study materials and access leading edge instruction in theory and practice in their field, without having to pay for or commute to a traditional college. Students can access course materials 24/7, as long as they have an Internet connection.
- Young People's Well-being [The Open University] - Health care managers need to understand the varying needs of a diverse patient population. This course gives insight into the well-being and care of young people.
- What's in a Title: Understanding Meanings in Community Care [The Open University] - Consider issues like welfare, the nature and responsibility of community, and other conditions or policies that affect public health.
- Living with Death and Dying [The Open University] - This course helps health care providers prepare for accommodating dying patients, seeing death on a regular basis, and understanding the quality of death.
- Introduction to Methods for Health Services Research and Evaluation [Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health] - Health care managers learn how to plan for and execute research projects within their organization.
- Managed Care and Life Insurance [Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health] - Understand all aspects of health insurance including its limitations and benefits in this course.
- Problems in the Design of Epidemiologic Studies (Grant Writing) [Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health] - Managers writing or overseeing grant writing and proposals can benefit from this course, which introduces them to correct protocols, research tips and more.