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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.

Medicine and health degrees cover subjects from 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 Short Courses in Medicine & Health

Certificate Introduction to Epidemiology

We can see around us how diseases can spread in a population, how difficult it is to control outbreaks, and how the public and political responses impact the measures that are taken. This makes epidemiology, the science that studies the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations, such an important part of health education and practice. Utrecht Summer School offers the Introduction to Epidemiology degree course.

University College Roosevelt (UU)
Short Course Nature and Nurture: Twin Research and Human Genetics

Thanks to recent technological advances, we are closer than ever to explaining where our individual differences come from. Our ability to map human DNA at high resolution in large populations is now enabling us to link genetic variation to traits and disease at the molecular level. The Nature and Nurture: Twin Research and Human Genetics course is offered by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.