Masters in Medicine & Health

The general field of 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.

The general academic area of medicine and health includes 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 Master's Programmes

Public Health (MPH) Public Health (MPH)
  • Any time
  • National $ 1,222 per module
  • International $ 1,222 per module
  • 29 months

Our Master of Public Health (MPH) programme, delivered 100% online, seeks to equip you with the critical thinking and decision making skills you need to advance your career in public health and become an agent of positive change. Through this interdisciplinary programme, you gain an understanding of global public health issues and explore theories and practices that will help you prepare to address the public health needs of your community and around the world.

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Food, Society and International Food Governance Food, Society and International Food Governance
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 4,295 per year
  • Non-EEA € 4,295 per year
  • 24 months

Food plays a central role in our societies, cultures, economies and personal lives, but few understand how food makes it to our plates. The Master’s in Food, Society and International Food Governance clarifies this process.

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Public Health (MPH) Public Health (MPH)
  • Dec 2015
    Not specified
  • 24 months

Get the skills and credentials you need to promote healthier individuals, organizations, and communities with Walden’s Master of Public Health study program. Explore the basic functions of public health and gain deeper insight into interdisciplinary competencies such as leadership, diversity, and communications.

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Occupational Safety and Health Occupational Safety and Health
  • Oct 2015
    Not specified
  • 18 months

The MSc in Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) is a comprehensive and in depth course covering the management, economic, legal and technical aspects that relate to the hazards of the workplace environment. It is targeted at graduates with an engineering, numerical, business, psychology or health related background and seeks to provide the basis for students to be able to define and explore their chosen Master Thesis.

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Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 2,501 per year
  • Non-EEA € 2,501 per year
  • 24 months

The second cycle degree (leading to the award of a master's degree) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies is a two year programme (120 CFU/ECTS) whose purpose is to endow students with a sound scientific knowledge for modern pharmaceutical research and health biotechnologies.

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Biomedical Sciences Biomedical Sciences
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 13,000 per year
  • 12 months

This course allows you to plan your own taught programme to match your interests and experience by selecting modules from any other bioscience Masters course in the School of Life Sciences, with the advice of the course leader.

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Food systems and governance Food systems and governance
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 2,550 per year
  • Non-EEA € 2,550 per year
  • Not specified

Students in the Food Systems and Governance Postgraduate Diploma programme will analyse systems that govern agriculture and food internationally. The programme begins by exploring key issues in food studies, conceptualising food systems and contextualising the trade of agri-food commodities. Students will also learn skills and methods of research and policy analysis.

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Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health (online Master Specialisation) Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health (online Master Specialisation)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 1,950 per year
  • Non-EEA € 6,937 per year
  • 36 months

The field of nutritional epidemiology and public health aims at elucidating the relationships between dietary intake, nutritional status and health outcomes. We train future epidemiologists in observational and intervention studies, with the aim to generate evidence for preventing disease and promoting health.

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Bioethics & Society Bioethics & Society
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 8,520 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 17,040 per year
  • 12 months

Advances in biomedicine, neuroscience, and public health raise some of the most difficult ethical and societal questions today. The Bioethics & Society programme allows you to study these questions drawing on concepts, theories, and methods from philosophy and the social sciences. This will enable you to understand how bioethics influences the world, and how you could make an impact.

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Health Science Health Science
  • Jul 2016
  • National AUD 15,617 per module
  • International AUD 28,190 per module
  • 12 months

This program will provide you with an in-depth learning experience in your chosen field, presenting you with employment opportunities across a range of public health disciplines including primary health care, assessment and counselling of alcohol and other drug problems and working with people diagnosed with stroke.

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Nanomedicine Nanomedicine
  • Oct 2015
    Not specified
  • 12 months

Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented growth in research in the area of nanoscience. There is increasing optimism that nanotechnology applied to medicine will bring significant advances in the diagnosis treatment and prevention of disease. Increasing demand and awareness of applications of nanotechnology in medicine has resulted in the emergence of a new discipline, namely nanomedicine.

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Clinical Investigation Clinical Investigation
  • Any time
    Not specified
  • Not specified

Clinical investigation is the fastest growing discipline in the burgeoning medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Keeping pace with the ever-increasing body of knowledge and new regulatory procedures generated by advances in clinical research is critical to career success.

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