Health Sciences

The Open University

Course Information

Key features of the Certificate in Health Sciences at The Open University

– Explore a range of health topics in their wider personal, cultural and social contexts
– Learn to evaluate evidence; understand and use scientific terms and concepts; handle numbers; and interpret graphs and tables
– Enhance your employability in healthcare and other settings
– Builds a solid foundation for further study
Skills for career development

As well as an understanding of some of the science that underpins health, you’ll develop skills in basic scientific literacy and numeracy, locating and interpreting scientific data, and using a computer to find and communicate information. The certificate also offers a sound foundation for progressing to an honours degree in a relevant area.

Career relevance

Employees with science qualifications are in demand in the jobs market, particularly if they also have good interpersonal skills and some workplace experience. While the Certificate in Health Sciences (S19) is not attached to any specific professional endorsement, it will be useful if you wish to take up a career in the broad area of health science, or if you work in this area already. It provides a broad base of subject knowledge and skills appropriate to occupations such as biomedical research, diagnostic services, health promotion, health and safety, health therapy, and health services administration and management.

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