By Anthony Tattersall, Vice-President for EMEA, Coursera
The final two years have demonstrated the worth of a highly-skilled public well being workforce like by no means earlier than. To equip the UK’s healthcare service with the abilities wanted to keep up a world-class degree of care and meet future public well being challenges, Coursera is worked up to announce that it’s partnering with Imperial School London to offer three free on-line programs for all NHS staff.
The applications – Participatory Approaches in Public Well being, Introduction to High quality Enhancements in Healthcare, and Utilizing Information for Healthcare Enchancment – are designed to drive high quality enchancment amongst healthcare professionals, and assist handle data gaps amongst NHS workers.
By this partnership, learners will discover how participatory approaches could make healthcare supply extra inclusive. Every course will allow healthcare professionals to have interaction with related communities, critique the position of social-cultural elements in well being contexts, and design an method to public well being challenges that are participatory in nature. Excessive-quality content material can even equip contributors with the sensible data required to enhance well being techniques.
The choices will kind a part of Imperial School London’s World Grasp of Public Well being programme. Additionally supplied through Coursera, this utterly on-line Grasp’s program gives busy professionals the chance to be taught from school who’re shaping international coverage at one of many world’s high ten universities. For instance, this contains researchers who’re main the combat towards the Ebola virus.
The programs have been designed by Professor Helen Ward, Scientific Professor of Public Well being at Imperial School London, Dr Thomas Woodcock, Senior Analysis Fellow within the College of Public Well being at Imperial School London, and Dr Bob Klaber, Director of Technique, Analysis and Innovation at Imperial School Healthcare NHS Belief. Enrolled NHS workers will obtain free certification upon completion, making certain they obtain the credentials required to help skilled growth.
Professor Helen Ward mentioned: “The COVID-19 pandemic and its impression have introduced into sharp focus the significance of public well being. These programs can assist NHS workers develop data and sensible abilities to contain sufferers and the general public in analysis and high quality enchancment in healthcare, and learn how to perceive and use well being knowledge. The programs are related for scientific and non-clinical workers, and can assist them reply to future public well being challenges. These free programs in partnership with Coursera will give NHS workers the chance to be taught from world-class lecturers on this space, and additional improve their abilities.”
Dr Thomas Woodcock mentioned: “Our programs will showcase to NHS contributors how knowledge and proof is utilised to establish areas of enchancment in public well being, and in well being companies, and the significance of utilizing knowledge in evaluating change. Analysis is important to addressing public well being points and these programs will give contributors insights into strategies for making use of analysis findings to drive enhancements in well being and care.”
All through the pandemic, Coursera has enabled tons of of hundreds of learners internationally to be taught extra about public well being and to develop job-relevant abilities. We’re honoured to have the ability to additional these efforts by bringing skills-first studying to the NHS – a world-class well being service – in collaboration with Imperial – a world-class college.
NHS workers desirous about enrolling to boost talent proficiency can achieve this right here.