Medicine and Health is a broad field of study that deals with the acquisition of knowledge that aids in the treatment and prevention of diseases and illnesses in humans and animals. Laughter may be the best medicine, but during a career in Medicine and Health, 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 of how the human or animal body works. This is followed by advanced degrees in internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry and surgery. Then follows a specialization that you have chosen to pursue as a career.
Medical and health students will attend a supervised medical internship or practicum, followed by a residency in a health care facility, where they will experience medical events and practices firsthand.
You will learn how to cure illnesses and help people get well. It will also be your job to teach people how to take better care of themselves to prevent illnesses from occurring. Being a health professional is a challenging but rewarding career. You will need soft skills such as empathy, communication and cooperation to deal with patients efficiently and work well with your colleagues.
Graduates of Medicine and Health enter the following careers: surgeon, medical technician, psychiatrist, nurse, nutritionist, veterinarian, among others.