Medicine & Health
Medicine and Health is a broad field of study that deals with acquiring knowledge which will help the treatment and prevention of illnesses and diseases of human beings and animals. Laughter may be the best medicine, but during a Medicine & Health degree, you will discover many interesting things like the fact that your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.
Medicine and Health degrees cover sub-disciplines such as Biomedicine, Public Health, Human Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Health Management, and Nutrition.
First-year medical students will focus on introductory knowledge about how the human or animal body works. Degrees then continue with advanced knowledge about internal medicine, paediatrics, psychiatry and surgery. Those are followed by a specialisation you’ve decided to pursue as a career.
Medicine and Health students will attend supervised medical practice or internship, followed by a residency in a health care facility, where they experience medical events and first-hand practice.
You will learn how to cure illnesses and help people recover. It will also be your job to teach people how to take better care of themselves in order to prevent diseases from occurring. Being a health professional is a difficult but rewarding career. You will need soft skills like empathy, communication, and cooperation to deal with patients efficiently and work well with your peers.
Medicine and Health graduates enter the following careers: surgeon, medical technician, psychiatrist, nurse, nutritionist, veterinary doctor, and others.