Masters in Medicine & Health

Health Sciences


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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

Postgraduate Certificate Dementia (online)

The aim of the Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia at Trinity College Dublin is to facilitate students to develop a comprehensive academic and evidence-based approach to their practice, to critically explore and critique dementia care service provision.

M.Sc. The LipTherapI Master : Nanomedicine and Molecular Imaging

The LipTherapI Master : Nanomedicine and Molecular Imaging at the University of Burgundy is a high-level training program in the field of innovative strategies for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. In the one-year full-time program: dual skill in molecular imaging and in pharmaceutical nanoengineering. This course is jointly offered by The University of Franche-Comté (UFC) and the University of Burgundy (UB).

M.Sc. Europubhealth and European Master in Public Health

With the Europubhealth and European Master in Public Health programme at EHESP School of Public Health you are choosin global health and intercultural work through multicultural team work, problem-based learning and a mandatory internship or practicum; a large network in public health composed of academics and professionals with high expertise in the field.

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.