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Health Science is the science that has health and health care as the main focus area and core of the subject matter. The discipline lays great emphasis on health care, health promotion, disease prevention and improving the lives of patients. Health Sciences is interdisciplinary as it combines knowledge from other disciplines like science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The study program involves both theory and practice where coursework is combined with laboratory and experimental learning.

Candidates who wish to pursue a degree in Health Sciences must be interested in understanding the cause of diseases, analysing human behavior, and improving health systems. Students pursuing a degree in Health Sciences study natural, behavioral as well as social sciences. They graduate with in-depth knowledge and skills needed to improve health outcomes and the quality of health care.

Coursework for Health Sciences includes topics such as the fundamentals of biology, chemistry, social science, anatomy, genetics, and global health among several others. Throughout the course, students develop leadership, problem-solving, effective communication, and critical thinking skills, which are needed to interact with patients and their families. Some Health Science programs require students to complete internships or gain practical work experience in order to prepare them for employment in the medical field.

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Study Levels:

Health Sciences programs are offered at the undergraduate, postgraduate as well as doctorate levels. Interested candidates can pursue this degree at different study levels and on various platforms, including on-campus and online learning.
The various study levels are:
Bachelor of Health Science
Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Services
Bachelor of Arts in Medicine and Surgery
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science
Bachelor of Science in Medical Science
Master of Science in Epidemiology
Master of Science in Applied Neuroscience
Master of Arts in Health Care Administration
Master of Science in Cancer Therapy and Biology
Master of Health Sciences
Master of Science in Medical Imaging
Master of Science in Public Health
Master of Science in Health Care Leadership
Master of Science in Public Health
Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics
Master of Arts in Medicine and Surgery

Specialisations:

Health Sciences is a vast discipline that can be applied to a number of fields. The subject offers a number of areas of concentration that students can choose from depending on their personal interests.
These areas of specialisation include:
Epidemiology
Nutrition
Health Care Management
Human Anatomy
Physiology
Pharmacy
Radiography
Microbiology

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Neurophysiology
Immunology
Health Planning
Global Health
Health Information Management
General Medicine

General Surgery
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Dermatology
Health Services and Management
Public Health

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Employability:

Graduates with a degree in Health Sciences possess the knowledge as well as critical thinking, analysis, and leadership skills that prepare them for a variety of medical roles. Most graduates investigate diseases and try to discover new treatments in laboratories or they work with patients in clinical care. They usually find employment in hospitals, clinics, schools, and government agencies.

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    Job titles include:
    Audiologist
    Dental Assistants
    Dietician
    Nutritionist
    Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician
    Medical Assistants
    Nuclear Medicine Technologist

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    Nurse Practitioner
    Occupational Therapist
    Physical Therapist
    Radiation Therapist
    Radiologic and MRI Technologist
    Registered Nurse
    Respiratory Therapist
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Surgical Technologist