Distance Learning Programmes in Medicine & Health

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Medicine and health includes disciplines that focus on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention of illnesses and diseases as well as the care and rehabilitation of human beings and other living organisms.

Medicine and health degrees cover subjects from disciplines such as biomedicine, health management, nursing, nutrition, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine. Many interdisciplinary fields have emerged that are strongly connected to advanced technology, involving expertise in engineering as well as natural sciences. Examples include medical imaging or medical devices.

Basic medical knowledge focuses on knowing the basic human structure, function and health, advancing to more specialised medical branches. In their first years of study, future medical professionals receive training in human anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, in addition to subjects from related areas such as biology, biotechnology, chemistry, neuroscience, and psychology.

Medical school education is followed by a period of supervised practice or internship, and a residency. Further specialisations can be achieved through postgraduate vocational training. A great part of medicine relies on active research, generally conducted by Doctors in Medicine (or M.D.s).

Job titles related to the field of medicine and health include: general practician, surgeon, veterinary doctor, psychiatrist, medical technician, nurse, hospital administrator, dietician, pharmacist, and more.

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Suggested Online Programmes Medicine & Health

M.Sc. Health Education and Promotion - Self-Designed

In our MS in Health Education and Promotion program, you can explore the latest health behavior theories, trends, and practices and gain the skills to design health communications; plan, implement, and evaluate prevention programs; or serve as an educator on public health issues.

United States
M.Sc. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Prepare for a career as a professional counselor with Walden University’s CACREP-accredited MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Examine a range of topics related to the counseling field, including assessment, legal and ethical concerns, and intervention and prepare to help individuals and groups with family, mental health, career, and educational issues.

United States
Ph.D. Health Services - Self-Designed

Through Walden’s Ph.D. in Health Services program you can prepare for a leadership role in the in-demand field of healthcare. Expand your understanding of current health legislation, policy, and ethics and how they affect the nation’s healthcare system.

United States
M.Sc. The European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

The programme at University College Zealand is called The European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT) and has been on offer since 1999. It is quite a unique programme as it was one of the first MSc degrees in OT in Europe and one of the few MSc degrees offered in the Netherlands at a university of applied sciences.

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