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Health Sciences

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Short Course Big Data for Health

There is a fundamental skills gap in the field of eHealth and the integration of Big Data within healthcare. As these fields move constantly every day, the ability for professionals to keep abreast of the latest research and how to apply methods in product management is challenging.

Certificate Multi Professional Cooperation in Stroke Management

In this Multi Professional Cooperation in Stroke Management course from Utrecht Summer School you work in multi disciplinary groups (f.e. medicine, nursing, physiotherapy and speech-language therapy). You will start from your own profession and your knowledge about diagnosis and treatment of the problems of patients after stroke. Then you learn how to prepare and participate in multidisciplinary rounds, discussions and interactions.

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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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