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A course is an academic class taught by instructors experienced in a specific field of study. Courses vary in length depending on the subject matter, scope of content and other factors. Some have exclusive entry requirements while others offer open enrollment.

What is a course in professional studies? This discipline is designed to help high school and college graduates prepare to enter a competitive workforce. Areas of focus are broad and often include social sciences, business, law and economics. Some programs prepare graduates for leadership roles in their industries, while others assist international students who are seeking work in another country. Industry-based programs can be targeted to an individual's specific career goals; for example, professional studies courses within health care programs often focus on research.

Most career-minded individuals can benefit from this type of course. Students learn to establish best practices in their fields, which makes them more qualified for leadership roles. Professional studies courses may also teach specific skills such as managing computer systems and effective business writing, which can come in handy in any profession.

Because the length and scope of professional studies courses vary dramatically from one program to the next, it is difficult to estimate the cost. In general, extensive, comprehensive courses cost more than shorter programs.

The career prospects for an individual who has taken a course in professional studies are diverse, since these classes are often combined with specialized study in technology, business and finance. You may want to consider this course if you are interested in high-level business management roles such as chief executive officer or chief operating officer. Many students succeed in business consulting roles in which they provide their knowledge and expertise to other companies. These types of courses can also lead to a career as a human resources manager, financial services provider, business analyst or project manager.

Professional studies courses are available worldwide both online and through colleges and universities. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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19 Results in Professional Studies

E-Careers

Be able to create a safe working environment with the guidelines set by the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) with this National Gener ... [+]

What are the objectives of this course?

Study the course content to gain a comprehensive new skillset, as well as the skills to pass the examination.

Comprehensively cover the management of health and safety (NGC1) Learn everything you need to know about controlling workplace hazards (GC2) Health and Safety Practical Application (GC3) Who is it intended for?

This course is for anyone who needs an industry recognised health and safety certification.

Requirements

There are no official prerequisites for this course but we recommend you have a basic understanding of NLP techniques.

What marks this course apart?

People who hold the NEBOSH National General Certificate usually function in roles such as Health & Safety Manager, Health and Safety Officer and Health and Safety Administrator.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online Slough
Open Enrollment
Part-time
Online
Computer Systems Institute

Computer Systems Institute’s Skill Building programs offer a way for students to gain professional skills needed in the business world. Each program is a specialized, fas ... [+]

Skill Building Programs

Computer Systems Institute’s Skill Building programs offer a way for students to gain professional skills needed in the business world. Each program is a specialized, fast-paced, flexible, and academically rigorous course of study. Students supplement classroom lecture with externships in various industry positions.

Each program is four academic quarters (44 academic weeks) in length and includes externships as an integral part of learning. These programs are not eligible for Title IV funding (financial aid).

Customer Service Specialist Program – 1 Year/44 weeks

Tuition – $4,700 per year or $1,175 per quarter

Book Fee and Supply Fee – $90 per quarter... [-]

USA Chicago Worcester Lombard Boston Skokie  + 2 More
Open Enrollment
Full-time
11 - 44 weeks
Campus
iStudy

You will be able to gain the necessary knowledge and skills required to succeed in this sector. You will be able to stand out in the crowd by adding our Health & Fitn ... [+]

Why Should You Choose one of our Health & Fitness Courses? Lifetime access to our Health & Fitness courses No hidden fees or exam charges Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials Full Tutor support Efficient exam system, assessment, and instant results Improve your chance of gaining professional skills Who is this Course for?

As there is no experience and qualification required for our Health & Fitness courses, they are available for all students from any academic backgrounds.

Requirements

Our Health & Fitness courses are fully compatible with any kind of device. Whether you are using Windows computer, Mac, smartphones or tablets, you will get the same experience while learning. Besides that, you will be able to access the courses with any kind of internet connection from anywhere at any time without any kind of limitation.... [-]

United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
University of Almeria

The course "Introduction to the international Social Research Process" develops and expands contents that were already taught in a previous course on Comparative Social R ... [+]

Introduction

The course "Introduction to the international Social Research Process" develops and expands contents that were already taught in a previous course on Comparative Social Research (Enseñanzas Propias, Ual) and that developed the International Seminar World Values Survey of the University of Almeria. On this occasion, we try to focus directly on the World Values Survey that will serve as a guide an example for the development of the course. This is a course that will work on the methodology of research and data analysis in the social sciences, with special emphasis on research programs through surveys in the international arena.

Objectives To foster an intercultural encounter between the local university community and the international academic community, consolidating the public image of the University of Almería and projecting it beyond our borders To deepen from the theoretical and practical point of view, in the design and analysis of data in social investigations Provide an introductory training in social research methodologies, combined with the opportunity to focus on a substantive social science área, the sociology of values. Contents ... [-]
Spain Almería
July 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
IES Abroad

Experience life in Vienna as a student of Psychology and Social Sciences. Our courses give you the opportunity to explore youth cultures, childhood development, virtual i ... [+]

Why Vienna?

Vienna is teeming with people from around the world who have made this city their home.

Situated at the center of Europe and rich in culture, this is a place where people from all walks of life thrive. Perhaps not surprisingly, it is also a city where the study of society has a long history and where modern psychology claims its birthplace. Many prominent thinkers made Vienna their home—Alfred Adler, Max Wertheimer, Helene Deutsch, Erwin Ringel, Viktor Frankl (who taught at IES Abroad), and, of course, Sigmund Freud.

What You'll Study

Experience life in Vienna as a student of Psychology and Social Sciences. Our courses give you the opportunity to explore youth cultures, childhood development, virtual identity on the web, the immigrant experience, and the social and psychological dimensions of discrimination. Deepen your learning experience with a program-related trip to destinations throughout Austria, Hungary, and Germany to explore these issues in a broader cultural and geographical context.... [-]

Austria Vienna
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
IES Abroad

You have the opportunity to take specially designed courses with other IES Abroad students in a variety of disciplines. These English-taught courses were created with a c ... [+]

Why South Africa?

Southern Africa is a rich, vibrant region and has become one of the world’s fastest growing economic zones despite facing challenges of poverty, disease, and economic imbalance. Its burgeoning economy, youthful population, ecological and ethnic diversity, and evolving politics make the continent an increasingly important player in the world of the 21st century. Cape Town’s idyllic setting on the South African coast makes it the perfect base from which to study this fascinating region, and our Health, Culture & Development Program is designed to offer insight into the complexity and breadth of the contemporary issues facing the southern part of this continent.

What You'll Study ... [-]
South Africa Cape Town
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 semester
Campus
IES Abroad

Our Politics, Social Justice & Language Program allows you to fully immerse yourself in the daily life and culture of Chile while studying the Spanish language and po ... [+]

Overview

Our Politics, Social Justice & Language Program allows you to fully immerse yourself in the daily life and culture of Chile while studying the Spanish language and political topics. Explore the intricacies of the Chilean sociopolitical landscape: student activism, the arts as a form of resistance, human rights issues, and an impressive literary culture (via world-renowned authors like Pablo Neruda and Isabel Allende). Your studies and extracurricular adventures will without a doubt allow you to embark on a real-life case study of Chile's thriving society.

Courses are taught in Spanish by distinguished professors, most with primary appointments at one of IES Abroad’s partner universities. You can also enroll in an internship or service learning placement during your time in Santiago, which will help you add international work experience to your résumé or help you understand the city’s social issues "first-hand Santiag" will be your classroom.... [-]

Chile Santiago
July 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
IES Abroad

An IES Internship abroad develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your caree ... [+]

Overview

Intern abroad this semester in Santiago — the economic, political, and cultural capital of Chile. Beyond the bustling city center, Santiago is surrounded by mountain ranges on either side and is an easy drive to the Pacific coast. A summer internship in Santiago is the perfect way to explore this South American metropolis and its nearby natural wonders, increase your Spanish language skills, and gain experience in education, health, business, and government, to name a few.

Commute to your internship via the Santiago Metro, South America’s largest metro system. Step out for a stroll at lunch and visit the Mercado Central to enjoy some congrio frito (fried local Chilean fish) and puree de papas (mashed potatoes).... [-]

Chile Santiago
March 2020
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
IES Abroad

Imagine having an internship in Milan — home to the Borsa Italiana (stock exchange) and Milan Fashion Week, and the design and business capital of Italy. Here you c ... [+]

Overview

Imagine having an internship in Milan — home to the Borsa Italiana (stock exchange) and Milan Fashion Week, and the design and business capital of Italy. Here you can spend the semester honing your craft at an atelier or in public relations for an international fashion house, not to mention internship opportunities in e-commerce, luxury companies, and music.

With five major train stations and high-speed links to other Italian cities, you feel like you’re at the center of everything. For your daily commute to your internship, utilize the Milan Metro, the city tram, or Il Passante, the underground railway.

While exploring the city, make sure to do a tour of Milan’s other specialty – food! On your lunch break, enjoy a plate of risotto alla milanese and if it’s around the winter holidays, follow it with a slice of panettone – mangia! The benefits of an interning abroad are many. An international internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market.... [-]

Italy Milan
January 2020
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
IES Abroad

An IES Internship abroad develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your caree ... [+]

Overview

London is the world’s leading city for international finance and a major driver of the global economy. Don’t forget that it’s also a major player in the arts, business and marketing, education, media and communications, politics, and not-for-profit organizations, making a semester internship in London an ideal opportunity. Take the Tube to work or a double decker bus. Grab some fish and chips for lunch. Build a global network of professional contacts while taking in everything that London has to offer.

An IES Internship abroad develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. Our 14-week program in London guarantees an unpaid, for-credit internship placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for 32-40 hours a week.... [-]

United Kingdom London
January 2020
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
IES Abroad

Our 12-week internship program in Barcelona guarantees an unpaid, for-credit, internship placement of 30 to 40 hours a week in the field of your choice. Develop your prof ... [+]

Overview

Get a head start on your career by gaining international work experience with a semester internship in Barcelona, the economic and cultural hub of the Iberian Peninsula. Barcelona is a major player in many industries, including commerce, education, technology startups, entertainment, media, and fashion. There are also excellent opportunities in international healthcare not-for-profit organizations, and the arts. Build a global network of professional contacts while taking in everything this beautiful Spanish city—located between the bright blue sea and majestic mountains—has to offer.

Our 12-week internship program in Barcelona guarantees an unpaid, for-credit, internship placement of 30 to 40 hours a week in the field of your choice. Develop your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and gain real work experience that will jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
September 2019
Full-time
3 months
Campus
Elevate Health

Diagnostic research in the past focused particularly on estimating the sensitivity and specificity of individual diagnostic tests. This online medical course will demonst ... [+]

Advanced Diagnostic Research

Diagnostic research in the past focused particularly on estimating the sensitivity and specificity of individual diagnostic tests. This online medical course will demonstrate that this so called ‘test research’ is not necessarily the same as diagnostic research. Furthermore, we will widen the horizon by proposing modern methods of diagnostic research and data analysis in which a patient’s test result can and should be considered in the context of other patient characteristics or test results. These methods enable 1. direct estimation of individual probabilities of disease presence based on all diagnostic information and 2. evaluation of the extent to which a particular diagnostic test has true added value in the clinical context. Also, conventional and advanced methods for systematic reviews of diagnostic tests will be presented.... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
April 2020
Part-time
3 weeks
Online
Elevate Health

This course focuses on the principles and practice of clinical epidemiology and elaborates on examples from relevant literature. The aim is to provide you with the knowle ... [+]

Clinical Epidemiology

This course focuses on the principles and practice of clinical epidemiology and elaborates on examples from relevant literature. The aim is to provide you with the knowledge to evaluate and assess applied clinical research and data analyses and give you sufficient scientific and methodological background information to actively participate in clinical studies. During the course, you will focus on questions of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and etiology. Several research options are available to help you address these questions, including intervention trials and case-control studies using data obtained in a clinical setting. Clinical Epidemiology is one of the online medical courses of the MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online; the online MSc program in Epidemiology offered by Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht, MSc Epidemiology and Elevate Health.... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
October 2019
Part-time
3 weeks
Online
Elevate Health

This course will enhance your understanding of public health epidemiology, the science upon which public health is based. Public health epidemiology involves describing a ... [+]

This course will enhance your understanding of public health epidemiology, the science upon which public health is based. Public health epidemiology involves describing and interpreting geographical and temporal patterns in population health, identifying prevention strategies, and estimating and evaluating the impact of risk factors and preventive measures on population health. It is therefore essential to have a thorough understanding of public health epidemiology if your work or study involves any public health-related issues.

This course is therefore highly suited to epidemiologists in universities, hospitals, municipal health services, and other governmental health organizations, and to Ph.D. candidates working on an epidemiological or public health thesis.... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
March 2020
Part-time
3 weeks
Online
Elevate Health

The course consists of plenary presentations, small-group discussions, and computer exercises using the statistical software package R. It is one of the online medical co ... [+]

Systematic Reviews in Diagnostic Research

The number of primary studies evaluating diagnostic tests is rising. Critically summarizing such studies in a systematic review is beneficial for healthcare professionals seeking the best evidence about the use of diagnostic tests. Reviews of diagnostic studies are more challenging because of more variation in questions & designs, specific sources of bias & variation, and the need to use more complex statistical approaches to meta-analysis.

Several advances have recently been made in the methods to perform such reviews. In this course we discuss and practice the methods to assess the methodological quality of primary diagnostic test accuracy studies (QUADAS-2 instrument), the statistical models to meta-analyze the paired measures of test accuracy (bivariate meta-regression model of sensitivity and specificity), and how to critically read and interpret the findings of systematic review of diagnostic studies.... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
November 2019
Part-time
3 weeks
Online