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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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Ph. D. Health Education and Promotion - Research

Discover how to design, implement, and evaluate programs to help others make healthy decisions in Walden University’s PhD in Health Education and Promotion program. Use your passion for leading a healthy, active lifestyle to your advantage and explore health behavior theories and techniques to help individuals and groups improve their health or conduct research that will impact the larger population.

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PhD Health Services - HealthCare Administration

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.

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PhD Public Health

The PhD Programme in Public Health from University of Porto aims to prepare individuals for research in specific Public Health areas, providing students with skills in design, methods and dissemination of health research. Also, graduates are expected to be able to apply these skills in different contexts, namely in the study of etiological factors, the analysis and management of problems of national and international health and in the planning and evaluation of health interventions.

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