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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 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.

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Ph. D. Nursing - Interdisciplinary Health

Advance your career as a nurse researcher, educator, or policymaker with Walden University’s research-focused PhD in Nursing program. Through multidisciplinary projects with other doctoral students from various health disciplines, you can develop the skills to lead or collaborate with cross-functional healthcare teams and promote positive change.

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Ph. D. Clinical Psychology

At the University of San Francisco, Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) students are trained to translate thought into action, through practice-oriented training that emphasizes the mental, emotional, and physical health needs of underserved communities. This Clinical Psychology program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

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