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Health sciences is a general term including all the applied disciplines involved in the delivery and improvement of healthcare. Bachelors and Masters in Health Sciences include knowledge from other fields, such as natural sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics, which can be applied in clinical healthcare research and practice, and in public health education. There are more than 50 different specialisations within the field, which can be grouped into three major disciplines: physiological sciences, clinical engineering and medical physics, and life sciences.

Universities and colleges generally offer degrees in health science at the undergraduate level, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Professional Studies, but also provide graduate degrees. Specialisations in health sciences include anatomy, physiology, pharmacy, radiography, neurophysiology, microbiology, epidemiology, immunology, others. Areas of focus can also refer to more managerial-oriented studies, as for example health information management, health services and management, health planning, or international health.

Some healthcare professionals work in laboratories, investigating diseases or discovering new treatments, while others work in direct contact with patients in clinical care. Graduates can practice in public hospitals, private clinics, schools, community health services and governmental agencies. Career prospects include work as nurses, physician assistants, physiotherapists, pharmacists, health educators, health inspectors, social workers and freelancers in alternative therapies.

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Suggested Masters in Health Sciences

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.

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M.Sc. Clinical Psychology

Gain an understanding of the foundations of psychology and human behavior and learn to apply psychological theory and research to real-world situations in clinical settings. Promote positive social change by applying psychological theory, research, and practice in an academic or professional setting.

United States
M.Sc. Health Promotion

The purpose of this master's degree programme is to train students to become health promotion specialists, prepared to participate in health promotion practice and research, and to use the findings of research to improve the quality and effectiveness of health promotion action.

Norway