About this Course
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Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Why Health?

Careers where you can make a difference in people's lives...
Reading
3 videos (Total 23 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
Health Careers, Backstage Pass11m
The Balancing Act: Values & Vocational Courage6m
Reading7 readings
Syllabus10m
Schools and Institutions Page10m
Grading and Logistics10m
Meet Your Instructors10m
Toolkit (Download)10m
Resource Toolkit10m
Medical Glossary10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quest: Health Careers Scavenger Hunt38m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Day in the Life Snapshots

Healthcare professionals briefly describe what they do and introduce medical terminology...
Reading
14 videos (Total 62 min)
Video14 videos
Day in the Life: Clinical Part 25m
Day in the Life: Clinical Part 35m
Day in the Life: Clinical Part 43m
Day in the Life: Clinical Part 52m
Day in the Life: STEM Part 15m
Day in the Life: STEM Part 24m
Day in the Life: Leadership4m
Day in the Life: Policy5m
Day in the Life: Public Health & Bioinformatics 4m
Day in the Life: Military and Industry3m
Day in the Life: Community Part 15m
Day in the Life: Community Part 24m
Day in the Life: Community Part 34m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Keeping it Real - Healthcare Career Journeys

Personal stories & career journeys of health professionals and students...
Reading
6 videos (Total 30 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
Video6 videos
Former Gang Member's Path to a Healthcare Career5m
Challenges, Bumps in the Road, and Opportunities5m
Even Top Ranking Leaders Can Have Non-Linear Career Trajectories5m
Opportunities That Present Themselves5m
Passion for Social Justice4m
Reading1 reading
Toolkit (Download)10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Quest: Strengths8m
Start on your Career Portfolio2m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Personal Story

Packaging your personal story to increase your professional opportunities...
Reading
2 videos (Total 14 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
Video2 videos
Students at Various Points in Their Careers4m
Reading1 reading
Toolkit (Download)10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Quest: Write an Elevator Pitch8m
Career Portfolio Check-In2m
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Top Reviews

By TGSep 13th 2016

I took this course, because I'm an CNA and a CHHA. I want to become an RN, and this course runs down everyone's job in Healthcare. It's been very interesting to see every job in the healthcare field.

By RMOct 22nd 2016

Very Helpful! However, I don't know why I would pay for the certification?

Instructor

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Dr. Melissa A. Simon

George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology and Vice Chair of Clinical Research
Feinberg School of Medicine

About Northwestern University

Northwestern University is a private research and teaching university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, and Doha, Qatar. Northwestern combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. ...

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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