Medicine & Health

Medicine & Health

Medicine and Health is a wide area of research that deals with the development of knowledge that will enable human beings and animals to cure and prevent any illnesses and diseases. Medicine and Health degrees cover sub-disciplines such as Biomedicine, Public Health, Human Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Health Management, and Nutrition. Students in medicine and health will undergo supervised medical practice or internship, followed by a residency at a health care hospital, where they observe first-hand medical activities and practice. While studying Medicine and Health degrees you will learn and explore many interesting facts and features of the human body, its anatomy, causes, prevention and cure of many diseases faced by the living creatures and many more. In order to avoid diseases from happening, it would also be your responsibility to teach people how to take better care of themselves. It is a demanding job but yet satisfying to be a health professional. To communicate effectively with your patients and to create a good working environment with your colleagues, you will need soft skills such as empathy, communication, and cooperation. Introductory information of how the human or animal body functions will be the main subject matter in the first year of medical and health degree followed by specialized knowledge of internal medicine, pediatrics, psychology and surgery which are accompanied by a specialty that you have agreed as a profession to pursue. Job options for graduates in Medicine and Health degrees can work as: cardiologist, clinical radiologist, general practice doctor, hospital doctor, neurologist, psychiatrist, surgeon and many more.

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Nutrition & Dietetics

Nutrition and Dietetics is an area in medicine science that helps keep people fit. It covers different topics, such as human physiology and body-required nutrients, food science and biochemistry are an integral part of nutrition and dietetics. Nutritionists and dietitians aim to improve people’s health and help them make better dietary choices. They also help patients find a balance between good eating habits and exercising. Nutrition & Dietetics students learn why and how we are influenced by such dietary and nutritional patterns, and ways we can improve our health. You also learn to provide patients with adequate consultation and to devise dietary therapies based on the different metabolisms of people. As a graduate in Nutrition and Dietetics you can develop your career as a: registered dietitian, dietetic technician registered, nutrition specialties, sports nutritionist, clinical dietitian and many more.
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Ageing & Aged Care

Ageing represents the accumulation of changes in a human being over time and can encompass physical, psychological, and social changes. Reaction time, for example, may slow with age, while knowledge of world events and wisdom may expand. Aged care refers to the care and support given to the ageing population. It can be a fulfilling, significant and enjoyable job to work with older people, as you will be involved in enhancing the quality of life. Some of the topics you will study while taking Ageing and Aged care includes: palliative and dementia care, falls prevention and interventions for clients at risk, service planning and delivery, elderly care health and hygiene and others. Job options for graduates include: aged care assistant, aged care nurse, assistant in nursing, community support worker, home care or personal care assistant and others.
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Public Health

Public health is an academic discipline that focuses on preventing and mitigating outbreaks of diseases, and facing systemic health challenges, such as environmental pollution, that affect multiple people at once. For public health graduates, the focus is not so much on treating people when they are sick, but assuring the conditions in which they can be healthy. Professionals in public health promote better living habits, such as exercise, proper nutrition and regular medical visits. Programs that promote healthy habits and practices within families may also be initiated by public health specialists, so that individuals know how to identify and respond to a health emergency. Public Health graduates can work as: health and safety engineer, environmental scientist, medical and health service manager, public health worker, and so on.
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Biomedicine

Biomedicine is a diverse academic field focused on human medicine's development. It offers students the chance to explore biological sciences and work for a career that can make a real difference in the world. Biomedicine degrees collect information from a range of related areas, including biochemistry, zoology, anatomy, genetics, physiology, pathology, botany, chemistry, and biology. Graduates will develop practical and theoretical experience. They will also need to be IT literate, to know how to use various special analysis tools. Numerical abilities will be another valuable ability; a biomedicine specialist also uses mathematical and statistical means for analysis. Students will also develop important qualities like time management, project management and organizational skills. From discovering vital medical developments to improving the lives of others, your skills from a biomedical sciences degree can be applied to a range of research careers. Jobs directly related to Biomedicine degree includes: analytical chemist, biomedical scientist, biotechnologist, forensic scientist, medicinal chemist, microbiologist, research scientist, and many more.
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Biomedical sciences

Biomedical Science is the field of study that focuses on the areas of biology and chemistry that are relevant to healthcare. It is a very wide-ranging discipline, and has three general areas of specialty which includes: life sciences, physiological sciences, and bioengineering. Biomedical Science is the field where biology, chemistry, and changing the world meet. It gives graduates many opportunities to specialize in various aspects of healthcare during their studies, and thus offers many career options. Biomedical scientists regularly make headlines with advances in their fields, with results that you can see first-hand. Biomedical Science graduates can work in various fields, which includes career options such as: clinical scientist, biochemistry; clinical scientist, genomics; physician associate; dental therapist, environmental engineer and so on.
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Clinical Psychology

Clinical psychology deals with study and application of therapeutic treatment for mental, emotional, and behavioral health issues. Clinical psychologists perform psychological tests, diagnose and prescribe to treat mental, emotional and behavioral problems such as depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders or learning disorders. Clinical Psychology cover topics such as developmental psychology, clinical and counseling techniques, evidence-based practice, diagnosis and treatment, psychological disorders, behavioral neuroscience, research methodologies, and more. You will need to develop listening skills, critical thinking, empathy, but also dedicate time for your personal development and awareness of your own capabilities, limitations and challenges as a Clinical psychology professional. Graduates in Clinical Psychology can work in various fields such as: substance abuse counselor, human resources position, forensic psychologist, and many more.
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Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Complementary and alternative medicine (or CAM) addresses and deals with medical products and practices considered to be outside conventional clinical. CAM practices can be divided into four major categories: alternative medical systems, mind-body interventions, manipulative methods and energy therapies. Complementary medicine involves the use of non-conventional medical practices in addition to standard treatment, while alternative medicine is utilized to substitute traditional healthcare. Alternative medicine includes dietary supplements, natural products, vitamins, herbal recipes, various teas, massage therapy, hypnotherapy, magnet therapy, and spiritual healing. Students familiarize with a wide range of alternative medical techniques and their classifications within alternative medicines. Graduates in CAM can work as: chiropractors, acupuncturists, neuropathic physicians and others.
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Dentistry

Dentistry is a wide-ranging subject that focuses not only on the health of the teeth, but also on all human skull problems: from the jaw to the cranium, as well as the health of the facial region. Dentistry is a detailed and educationally challenging course, and students must demonstrate a wide variety of skills, both theoretical and practical. Dentists play a vital role in helping us to maintain our oral hygiene, prevent gum disease, and acquire a healthy and radiant smile. Dentistry degrees lets you specialize in Head and Neck Anatomy, Surgical Techniques, Implant Surgery, Forensic Dentistry, and Biomaterials and Ergonomics in Oral Diseases. Dental care doesn't only involve implants, extractions, and treating cavities, but also teaching people how to prevent these problems from occurring in the first place. After graduating you can work as a: dental hygienist, dental technician, dental therapist, dentists and so on.
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Health Sciences

Health science is the application of science to health which includes the study of medicine, diet and other health-related subjects. Health Science involves an interdisciplinary approach that draws knowledge from many fields of research, including public health, healthcare, bioethics, and mental health. Specializations of health sciences include: anatomy, pathology, medicine, radiography, neurophysiology, microbiology, epidemiology, immunology, and others. Other areas of interest include managerial-oriented research, such as health information management, health care and management, health planning, or international health. Positions in the Health sciences range from clinical work with frequent patient contact to office work at private corporations. Health Science is such a diverse field where you can work as a: nurses, physician assistants, physiotherapists, pharmacists, health educators, health inspectors, social workers and so on.
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Pharmaceutical

Pharmaceutical sciences majors apply chemistry, biology, and related sciences to the study of drugs. A program in this area teaches students the science behind how drugs are designed and chemically composed, as well as how they operate and what effects they have. The study of pharmaceutical science will also train students for the production and distribution of commercial drugs, how the industry works, the pros and cons of the business side of things, and the regulation of the industry. Pharmaceutical degrees also include opportunities for field internships. After graduation, Pharmaceuticals graduates take jobs in pharmaceutical research, administration, marketing, sales, or regulatory affairs and many more.
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Human Medicine

Human medicine is a very broad field that deals with injuries and other illnesses for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Human medicine is a health science follows the track set by biomedical research and is also connected to therapeutics, nosology, medical humanities, urgent care, pharmacogenomics, medical ethics and other fields. Techniques of treating many illnesses and diseases are constantly growing and medical practice is significantly affected by findings that enhance the treatment of diseases. Students who enroll in a Bachelor’s and Master’ s degree in Human medicine can focus on medical specializations such as genetics, immunology, neuroscience, toxicology, nutrition sciences, anatomy, in-depth knowledge of human health and many others. Graduates in Human Medicine can get various job opportunities which includes: health journalist, medical teacher, clinical forensic medical examiner, medical/ pharmaceutical researcher and others.
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Midwifery

Midwifery refers to the care and resources provided during pregnancy, delivery and recovery by midwives, the medical practitioners who help women and their families, ensuring that both mother and baby are safe. A midwife is an integral part of a pregnancy and birth, helping expectant families prepare for and cope with their new arrival and perform check-ups, education and advice, birth assistance, and guidance for new parents. Degrees in midwifery covers basic midwifery sciences, basic health skills, midwifery care, ethics and law along with other additional aspects that aids for the professional development. Students may also get an opportunity to participate in clinical placements which develop and improve your practical skills to make sure that you are fully equipped for employment. A certified midwife can work in a variety of settings such as: general practice, home visits and deliveries, midwife-led birthing centers or on more traditional hospital wards (prenatal, delivery ward, or post-natal ward).
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Nursing

Nursing degrees are more practice-oriented. You will learn how to take care of sick people and comfort them throughout their recovery period which includes advising them on the best health choices, administering prescribed medication, and taking care of their overall well-being. You can normally choose to study in one of the four main nursing fields: adult nursing, children’s nursing, learning disability nursing or mental health nursing. Students in nursing schools are typically expected to take classes, including nutrition, anatomy, chemistry, mathematics, and English, in social and behavioral sciences and liberal arts. For a Bachelor's degree, in addition to those classes, expertise in physical and social sciences, communication, leadership, and critical thinking is necessary. Graduates in Nursing can work in various fields as: nurse case manager, nursing informatics specialist, school nurse, legal consultancy nurse, research nurse and so on.
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Pharmacy

Pharmacy is the branch of health sciences that deals with the preparation and dispensing of drugs. Its aim is to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. Pharmacy degree consists of study area such as: Pharmaceutics, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacognosy and Pharmacy Practice. Pharmacy students will also be spending time in laboratories, researching and learning about the chemistry used to develop medication. Students will gain knowledge from related fields, such as Medicine, Chemistry, Biology, and even Ethics. After graduating in Pharmacy you will know everything there is to know about prescribing medication, its effects, and how drugs are created. You will need to develop excellent communication skills, enabling you to communicate with patients, understand their circumstances, and suggest the right treatment. Pharmacy graduates can also find opportunities in different fields, which includes job options such as: community pharmacist, hospital pharmacist, medical research scientist and so on.
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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is the science of cure, prevention and rehabilitation of the physically challenged and disabled people. Physiotherapy degrees teach students how to rehabilitate patients by helping them improve their physical movement. They learn ways to treat people who are injured or disabled in order to recover full function and movement. Physiotherapy courses focus both on cure and prevention, and requires in-depth anatomical and musculoskeletal knowledge. Physiotherapy makes use of evidence-based kinesiology, electrotherapy, shockwave mobility and exercise prescription to treat chronic conditions of the soft tissues and bones. Majority of Physiotherapy graduates work as physiotherapists, helping a range of patients with physical difficulties to improve their health and quality of life. Other job options include: animal physiotherapist, lecturer, sports therapist and so on.
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Laboratory Medicine

Laboratory medicine is one of the fastest growing specialties in the world. This course is specifically designed for young minds who are equally interested in medicine and engineering. Laboratory medicine can be the perfect course for them because they will be thrilled when they operate high-tech robotic systems with advanced clinical laboratory software as they can contribute to disease diagnosis and management. You will build the knowledge and skills in areas such as: clinical microbiology, clinical biochemistry, clinical hematology, and pathological basis of disease, diagnostic genomics and others. Graduates in Laboratory Medicine can get various job options such as: medical scientist, technical officer, laboratory technician, research scientist, medical representative and so on.
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Community services

A community services degree teaches students to work with the aged, people with disabilities, or those in need of refuge or advocacy and promote social benefit to the community through recreation, education and employment programs. Students learn about human development, community engagement, social care and activism in an interdisciplinary approach, while learning analysis and assessment skills. With classes including English composition, science and mathematics, students must meet general education requirements. Some topics for study may include: management of the family community service program, assessment of the human service program, nutrition, programming of family community service, financial therapy, leadership coaching and others. Job opportunities for graduates in Community Services include: family services, social housing, youth services and juvenile residential facilities, advocacy services, non-clinical mental health, and many more.
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Community health

Community health is a sub-field of public health that focuses on the recognition, education and study of various health issues, whether mental or physical, in different populations and societies. Community health tends to focus more on smaller groups of people who either share a near geographical location or reside in geographical locations with similar characteristics or health conditions, such as a region, city or state. Students with a community health background understand the public health science and community dynamics involved and can direct their attention on areas such as person and community health, environmental or occupational health, or prevention and management of diseases. Graduates in Community Health can get various job options such as: community health worker, wellness coordinator, community health advisor, health educator, community outreach specialist, program analyst and others.
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Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary medicine is concerned with the prevention, regulation, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, illnesses and injuries in animals. It also deals with animal husbandry, breeding, nutrition analysis and product development. Veterinary medicine supports human health through the detection and management of zoonotic diseases, food protection and, indirectly, human applications through basic medical research. Studies in veterinary medicine begin with a Bachelor's degree in life sciences, zoology, biology and others and should conclude with a Master's degree in veterinary medicine or a PhD. Career opportunities are diverse for veterinary medicine graduates which include: science teachers, marine scientists, zoo animal care professionals, animal behaviorists, veterinary technologists and many more.
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