From clinical problem solving to career 911, there are several awesome free online courses you should consider taking this Spring. They’re all free, taught by notable and distinguished professors who will teach you a little about something you probably don’t already know. Coursera offers hundreds of free courses – here are just a few of our picks for pre-medical students.

Clinical Problem Solving

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Description:
Participants will learn how to move efficiently from patient signs and symptoms to a rational and prioritized set of diagnostic possibilities and will learn how to study and read to facilitate this process.

Institution:
University of California, San Francisco

Dates:
Jan 26th, 2015 (6 weeks long)

Health for All Through Primary Health Care

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Description:
This course explores why primary health care is central for achieving Health for All. It provides examples of how primary health care has been instrumental in approaching this goal in selected populations and how the principles of primary health care can guide future policies and actions.

Institution:
Johns Hopkins University

Dates:
Jan 28th, 2015 (5 weeks long)

The Challenges of Global Health

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Description:
The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the key challenges, issues, and concepts of Global Health. As global citizens, we all play a role in creating better health outcomes in the world.

Institution:
Duke University

Date:
Jan 26th, 2015 (5 weeks long)

Career 911: Your Future Job in Medicine

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This course aims to help high school students, recent graduates, and those considering career transitions explore health care career options and learn strategies for entry into the health care workforce and health related fields.

Institution:
Northwestern University

Dates:
Apr 13th, 2015 (6 weeks long)