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Ph.D. Nursing Student Raises Awareness of Mental Health in Higher Education

October 10, 2016

In honor of World Mental Health Day today, travel to Nottingham University in the UK to attend the first student-led conference on mental health in higher education.  Spurred by Ph.D. student and mental health nurse, Josephine NwaAmaka Bardi, the conference will focus on removing the stigma aro…


Is the Lack of Female-Friendly Infrastructure Threatening Africa’s Future?

September 28, 2016

A growing body of evidence points to the vital role of women in advancing global growth through their contributions to research and science. Unfortunately, many countries are falling far short when it comes to attracting more female students to these important fields of study. One continent particul…


Study Urges Doctors in Canada to Receive Addiction Medicine Training

September 14, 2016

Medical students receive a lot of specialized training, but a new Canadian study suggests that primary care physicians need formal training in one particular area. The study, published earlier this year, focused on addiction training. Read on to find out why you should include addiction treatment tr…

Newly added Healthcare Programs


Course - Health, Medicine, & Wellness

October 22, 2016
Experience different wellness strategies: traditional Chinese medicine, Thai massage, Ayurvedic principles. From Western medicine, you’ll earn certification in emergency care, learn about common diseases like hypertension and diabetes, assist in diagnosis and treatments. And you’ll develop valuable caregiving skills, including communication, listening, lea… [+]dership, problem-solving and critical thinking. Know yourself, feel better, live healthier. [-]

Walden University

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

October 17, 2016
Would you like to lead the effort to advance public health practices in community-based settings? Walden University’s Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program can help you become a leader in your field.

College of Marin

Skills Certificate in Fire Technology

October 11, 2016
These courses provide occupational education and training for men and women who wish to pursue coursework in fire technology.



Thinking of Taking a Year Off From Med School? Read This First

October 19, 2016

Rutgers Today, the university newsletter of New Jersey’s Rutgers University, recently ran a story highlighting a trend being seen across the country’s medical schools: More and more studen...


From Good to Great: 6 Attributes of Great Medical Schools

October 5, 2016

Thinking about going to a great medical school?  Compassion and bedside manner are just as important as clinical competency.  In addition to ranking and overall value, consider your well-being as a student, the school’s approach to research and teaching, opportunities for community i...>


Are You Suffering from “Medical-Student-Itis”?

September 21, 2016

“Medical-student-itis" refers to a trend among medical students to self-diagnose themselves with every new disease they encounter during their studies. While this occasionally can be entertaining, it can also interfere with your studies. After all, spending time worrying about whether or not y...>

What are Health Studies?

What are Health Studies?

Health studies are considered a multidisciplinary field, combining medical, psycho-social, societal, and organizational aspects of healthcare. Universities, medical colleges, and other educational institutions offer highly sought after degrees in healthcare on Bachelor, Master, and doctoral level (in the form of PhD or MD programs), as well as individual courses. Health studies degrees can have numerous specializations and cover a broad range of healthcare issues, allowing for managerial, clinical, or research-oriented careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

What are the benefits of taking a Health degree?

Earning a Health degree offers important benefits on both the personal and professional levels. Graduates can expect a rewarding and fulfilling career where the goal of their work is to help people. They will also find themselves in one of the fastest growing and secure career sectors today. Healthcare professionals are highly sought after globally, and graduates with a health degree have a significant advantage in career opportunities and advancement. Another benefit of earning a degree in health is the continuous professional perfecting, as the field of healthcare is constantly developing to meet patient needs and incorporate technological advancements.

What do we study in Health?

Health programs typically include both academic training and hands-on experience through practice in a healthcare setting such as hospitals, nursing homes, and medical centers. Students often learn also the administrative and technical skills that are necessary for working in the healthcare industry. Those enrolled in programs in the field of healthcare can choose from a broad range of specializations. Some of the most widespread study programs specialize in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, nutrition, or psychotherapy. Degrees focusing on biomedical engineering, healthcare management, public health, physiotherapy, alternative medicine, and veterinary medicine are also increasingly popular.

What kind of career can you expect with a Health Degree?

Graduates with a degree in health can expect a rewarding career, as health professionals are regarded highly on the job market around the world. As the field of healthcare is highly diverse, graduates of health programs have the opportunity to be employed in a variety of settings. Health professionals can work in hospitals, private practices, nursing homes, clinics, or medical centers, or in companies and other entities that provide medical supplies and equipment, or produce pharmaceuticals. Furthermore, medical professionals can have an international career and work in any corner of the globe, as they are highly sought after everywhere. Advanced degrees in health can also lead to a career in academia and education or a research career in both public and private sectors. Moreover, graduates of health programs can be employed in positions focusing on the management, administration, and regulation of health services delivery.

How much does it cost to take a degree in Health studies?

The costs of taking a degree in health studies vary greatly, depending on such factors as the educational institution, the length of the program, and the country where you choose to study. An increasing number of students are considering earning their degree online or by distance learning, as a way of lowering the educational costs. There are also numerous public and private organizations and universities that offer financial assistance to students of health programs in the form of scholarships, stipends, or tuition reimbursements.

Why take a Health degree Online?

In recent years, online degrees in health-related fields have become a popular alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar degrees. Online degrees offer students the flexibility to plan their schoolwork according to their own schedule. Furthermore, online degrees are also popular among those who wish to earn their degree at a university that is geographically distant. Online degrees can help students and working professionals advance their current career, acquire an additional specialization, or even switch careers entirely. However, in the field of healthcare not any degree can be taken entirely online, as there is often a need for practical hands-on experience. Students of online health programs are therefore offered the possibility of internships and on-site visits in healthcare facilities, so that they could also acquire the necessary practical skills.