The most popular courses in the healthcare space focus on psychology, meditation, happiness, nutrition and of course technical skills needed by the professionals in the field.

Mental Health and Nutrition Emerge as Top Healthcare Courses in India: Coursera

Coursera recently came up with a list of 10 most popular healthcare courses in India on its platform in 2019.

The healthcare sector in India is one of the fastest growing and is expected to reach USD 280 billion by 2020, according to a study by IBEF. However, the sector is plagued by various issues like lack of infrastructure and acute shortage of health professionals.

Mental health and wellbeing is a typically neglected area in our country, even when it constitutes one-sixth of all health-related disorders. Nearly 150 million people in India suffer from depression or some form of mental ailment and the alarming fact is that between 70 and 92 percent of them do not receive treatment as per a recent National Mental Health survey.  Nearly 42.5 percent of the employees in the private sector suffer from such ailments that amount to significant loss in business and operational efficiency. World Health Organisation predicts that by 2020, roughly 20 percent of India will suffer from mental illnesses with less than 4,000 mental health professionals to help fight the issue

Looking at these disturbing facts we can understand why some of the most popular courses in the healthcare space focus on psychology, meditation, happiness, nutrition and of course technical skills needed by the professionals in the field.

Here is the list of the 10 most popular Healthcare courses in India

Rank Course Partner
1 Introduction to Psychology Yale University
2 Stanford Introduction to Food and Health Stanford University
3 Social Psychology Wesleyan University
4 Introduction to Psychology University of Toronto
5 Buddhism and Modern Psychology Princeton University
6 Science of Exercise University of Colorado Boulder
7 A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment Indian School of Business
8 Writing in the Sciences Stanford University
9 Medical Neuroscience Duke University
10 Drug Discovery University of California San Diego