Healthcare and Pharmacy Courses

Expand your credentials for high-demand jobs in healthcare fields. Throughout Georgia and the nation, healthcare sectors rank near the top among industries with the most job openings. By enhancing the skills that healthcare providers value most, you gain advantages over other applicants for these jobs.

Check out these courses offered by the University of Georgia:

Classroom certificate programs at UGA’s Gwinnett campus

Increased longevity is fueling demand for people skilled in caring for the elderly. This course covers issues, trends, economic impact, family dynamics, and resources available for older adults and their caregivers. 

University of Georgia Online, certificate programs

(Online or Classroom Contract)
As a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, you'll use the powerful techniques taught in this course to reduce waste, improve customer service, manage quality, and reduce costs. 

(3 options include 1 certificate courses)
Learn the fundamental principles of absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination of drugs by the human body, as well as clinical application, including case studies of commonly dosed drugs. 

(8 modules)
Get management training while maintaining your work schedule. Take any six of the eight modules listed immediately below in your preferred sequence to earn a certificate.

(Healthcare Management Certificate module)
Discover the skills a manager needs to build trust with employees and assure they are efficiently performing in the workplace. 

(Healthcare Management Certificate module)
Learn how to capitalize on the strengths of all coworkers and build their cooperation and teamwork. 

(Healthcare Management Certificate module)
This module focuses on the characteristics of effective leaders. You'll find out how to become a stronger, more effective leader of healthcare teams. 

(Healthcare Management Certificate module)
Explore the basic principles of ethics and see how they apply in the health care management environment. 

(Healthcare Management Certificate module)
Develop a basic understanding of accounting principles, terms, and methods used in financial accounting for healthcare organizations.

(Healthcare Management Certificate module)
Learn to lead a team in solving difficult and complex issues by seeing the "big picture." This module explains how various departments in the workplace interact in resolving issues.

(Healthcare Management Certificate module)
Learn to use project management techniques that maximize effectiveness of your organization's resources. 

(Healthcare Management Certificate module)
This module focuses on learning the factors that help your organization deliver results, and how these factors fit together in today's dynamic healthcare reform environment. 

Online, start anytime courses

Learn about dental terminology and anatomy, medical records management, accounts receivable and reimbursement management, insurance and patient billing, patient scheduling, and procedural and diagnostic coding.

Master the skills needed for scheduling appointments, managing medical records, coding and filing insurance claims, and other tasks for supporting patient care.

In addition to skills taught in the above module, you'll learn to apply proper terminology and spelling for major pathological conditions.

Gain hands-on experience working with the industry's main coding manuals, the ICD-9-CM and the CPT. You'll also explore key legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts.

In addition to topics covered in the above module, you’ll learn to apply proper terminology and spelling for major pathological conditions.

Learn the correct terms and spelling for all of the body systems, major pathological conditions, disorders, treatments, medications, and more.

In addition to the Medical Terminology curriculum of the above module, you'll gain the knowledge and skills to start a new career as a medical transcriptionist.

This module helps you qualify for entry-level positions in pharmacies and prepare for national certification.

Online, instructor-led courses

Learn all about the human body, specific disorders, and the way physical therapists treat these disorders. We'll also cover body mechanics, exercise, infection control, and much more.

You'll learn about pet nutrition, spaying and neutering, treating and preventing parasites, dispensing medications, dealing with emergencies, and many other topics to prepare you for working in a veterinary hospital.

Topics covered include reading prescriptions and patient records, common classes of drugs, how to calculate dosages, regulations affecting pharmacies, and serving customers.

This course gives you a solid grounding in a variety of topics central to working in a health care environment. From setting appointments to following up on unpaid claims, you'll get valuable insights into the healthcare field.

This course equips you with an anatomical approach to understanding medical terminology. After studying root terms, non-medical word associations, prefixes, and suffixes, you'll be able to interpret legal notes.