In this blog, we highlight the importance of women's health and why you should choose to study a diploma in the subject area.
- It teaches aspects of women’s health that aren’t covered in undergraduate degrees
- Women’s healthcare is under-resourced and in high demand
- It opens healthcare professionals up to a wide variety of employment opportunities
- Flexible and affordable learning with Learna
1. It teaches aspects of women’s health that aren’t covered in undergraduate degrees
Training in women’s health offered at undergraduate level is constantly being reduced to allow other topics to be covered, and many aspects of women's health are now considered specialist.
A diploma in this field will however give healthcare professionals worldwide a better understanding of women’s health and allow students to apply their knowledge to their clinical practice.
At Learna, our online Postgraduate Diploma in Women's Health will equip students with a systematic understanding of evidence-based medicine in relation to women’s health and extend the scope of women’s healthcare practice by exploring a professional subject area in more depth utilising knowledge gained in the previous modules.
2. Women’s healthcare is under-resourced and in high demand
Women make up 50 percent of the world's population, and although women typically live longer than men, fewer of those years are in good health.
The COVID lockdown led to an increase in gender-based violence, as well as underreporting of gynaecological disease which has resulted in a backlog of possible suspected cancer and long waiting lists for benign gynaecology. Also, women are living longer with half their life without oestrogen, which effects their sexual function, continence, bone strength and cognitive function.
In the developing world, health, and in particular women's health, is massively under-resourced. High maternal mortality and morbidity is widely seen across less economically developed countries, as well as intrapartum stillbirth, which is distressing for the whole family. There is also a high disease load of preventable gynaecological problems, and there is a stigma attached to many gynaecological issues experienced in these parts of the world.
These are just some of the global issues surrounding women’s health that are under-resourced and lead to the high demand of women's healthcare. With little training on issues like these in undergraduate degrees, many healthcare professionals are left feeling out of their depth when dealing with these patients, which poses a risk of the woman not receiving quality treatment.
Our Postgraduate Diploma in Women’s Health aims to empower students as tailblazers to drive forward evidence-based improvements for women's health. The course will equip healthcare professionals to give high quality health care to patients by broadening their knowledge base and applying the knowledge to their clinical practice.
3. Wide variety of employment opportunities
From reproductive health and family planning to advocacy work and mental health counselling, employment options for women's health exist across multiple healthcare setting, including:
- Public health and government agencies
- Hospitals, mental health and community clinics
- Wellness and exercise facilities
- Senior care residences
- Rehabilitation facilities
- Childcare organisations
- Educational and research facilities
Jobs within these settings usually require professional degrees in the specialty area with most employers seeking applicants who hold bachelor's or master's from accredited institutions. Set yourself apart from the competition with a sought after qualification like our Postgraduate Diploma in Women's Health under your belt.
4. Flexible and affordable learning with Learna
Healthcare professionals such as doctors or nurses wishing to offer an increased level of care to their patients will often have little time and therefore find it difficult to take on a qualification whilst working for increasingly stretched healthcare systems.
At Learna, we offer part time Postgraduate Diploma courses in Women’s Health, led by experts with global knowledge and experience dealing with women’s health. These courses are incredibly flexible, allowing students to further their education with minimal impact on their current lifestyle. With no fixed timetable, students are given the freedom to study at their own convenience, meaning they can study any time and anywhere in the world.
Our unique online Postgraduate Diploma in Women's Health is specially developed for busy health professionals and is practical and clinically focused. It will give you a better understanding of women's health, allowing you to apply your knowledge to your clinical practice.
With competitive prices and an option to pay in interest free instalments, we are on a mission to improve healthcare worldwide through accessible and affordable education.