As a physician or healthcare professional, finding opportunities for continuing education are vital for personal and patient success. However, between your office hours, patient visits, and paperwork, you barely have time to grab a bite to eat – let alone watch an online course.

However, finding ways to grow in your practice and skills is important. Not only will you take your practice further, but you will also find a new joy in your work as you add new skills and abilities to your toolkit. Luckily, there are a variety of great sources for finding free or discounted online courses that you can take part in anywhere you are. Here is a list of some courses you can access right now from some leading healthcare and medical experts:

CDC

Find a free course on public health and environmental health from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Environmental Public Health Online Courses

DOANE UNIVERSITY/EDX

Doane University is offering users a free course in public health with a focus on the emerging field of informatics and technology. You can obtain a certificate with a fee.

Health Informatics Technology in Population Healthcare Analytics

DUKE UNIVERSITY/COURSERA

Through COURSERA, Duke University is offering an online course in global public health that only takes around ten hours to complete.

The Challenges of Global Health

HARVARD UNIVERSITY/EDX

Want to experience a Harvard education? Harvard offers two free online public health courses, and students can receive a certificate with a fee.

Improving Global HealthFocusing on Quality and SafetyThe Health Effects of Climate Change

INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHCARE IMPROVEMENT

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement is allowing a free option of population public health through a variety of lessons ranging from 15 to 45 minutes in length.

Triple Aim for Populations

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY/APPLE ITUNES/COURSERA/JHUSPH OPEN

Johns Hopkins University has partnered with many leading online streaming services and education platforms to offer courses on public health amid modern issues.

The History of Public Health

Biostatistics in Public HealthFoundations of Global Health

JHUSPH Open

LIBERTY UNIVERSITY/APPLE ITUNES

You can complete a free course on Community Health Nursing through Liberty University online.

Community Health Nursing

NATIONAL CENTER FOR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS/COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

In our current pandemic, the National Center for Disaster Preparedness has partnered with Columbia University to offer a unique course that focuses on the forecasting of emerging infectious diseases, and how healthcare workers can handle issues that arise during a public health crisis. With a fee, you can take a test to receive a certificate.

Surveillance and Forecasting of Emerging Infectious Diseases

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

The University of Minnesota has made available many of its most popular courses in public health in an online format. You can access the classes directly from the school’s website.

Public Health Practice and Skills 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

At the forefront of the current COVID-19 pandemic response, the World Health Organization has courses available for students wishing to learn more about infectious and emerging diseases around the world, and how organizations can work with state and national healthcare systems to address unique challenges. The WHO has made a variety of courses available, including a course on Patient Safety Research, in a variety of languages for students around the globe.

Introduction to Patient Safety Research

Continue Growing With Apollo

At Apollo, our team of healthcare experts are dedicated to providing you access to a growing library of content that will help you increase your skills in treating patients and building your career. To see more resources like this or to connect with other physicians and healthcare professionals, check out Apollo online. 

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