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 take care of 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 Faculty London to supply three free on-line programs for all NHS staff.
The applications – Participatory Approaches in Public Well being, Introduction to High quality Enchancment in Healthcare, and Utilizing Knowledge 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 interact with related communities, critique the position of social-cultural components in well being contexts, and design an strategy to public well being challenges that are participatory in nature. Excessive-quality content material will even equip individuals with the sensible data required to enhance well being programs.
The choices will type a part of Imperial Faculty London’s International Grasp of Public Well being programme. Additionally provided through Coursera, this fully on-line Grasp’s program offers 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 consists of researchers who’re main the battle towards the Ebola virus.
The programs have been designed by Professor Helen Ward, Medical Professor of Public Well being at Imperial Faculty London, Dr Thomas Woodcock, Senior Analysis Fellow within the Faculty of Public Well being at Imperial Faculty London, and Dr Bob Klaber, Director of Technique, Analysis and Innovation at Imperial Faculty 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 stated: “The COVID-19 pandemic and its impression have introduced into sharp focus the significance of public well being. These programs might help NHS workers develop data and sensible expertise to contain sufferers and the general public in analysis and high quality enchancment in healthcare, and find out how to perceive and use well being information. The programs are related for medical 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 expertise.”
Dr Thomas Woodcock stated: “Our programs will showcase to NHS individuals how information and proof is utilised to determine areas of enchancment in public well being, and in well being providers, and the significance of utilizing information in evaluating change. Analysis is significant to addressing public well being points and these programs will give individuals 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 1000’s of learners internationally to be taught extra about public well being and to develop job-relevant expertise. 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 fascinated with enrolling to reinforce talent proficiency can achieve this right here.