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Medical Student Stress: Coping Through Cartoons?

December 5, 2018

Exercise. Yoga. Meditation. Time with family and friends. These are just things medical students do to decompress during their notoriously challenging studies. Now comes news of another outlet for at least one med student in the US: cartooning the process. Here’s a closer look at Mai Stewart’s s…


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UK Does Deal With Jamaica to Recruit Nurses

November 28, 2018

The UK's National Health Service plans to establish an "earn, learn, and return" program with Jamaica. Let's take a closer look.


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International Nursing Care Enrollments Skyrocket in Japan

November 21, 2018

With Japan’s graying population causing a labor shortage in the healthcare sector, international student enrollments in nursing care programs are rising at a significant rate: According to a survey by the Japan Association of Training Institutions for Certified Care Workers, international enrollme…


Newly added Healthcare Programs

Western Carolina University

Bachelor in Emergency Medical Care

December 9, 2018
The Program is one of the only institutions in the nation offering a unique Bachelor of Science (BS) degree dedicated to pre-hospital providers. Program options include both a residential program on our Cullowhee campus and an online option that’s convenient for working professionals.

Gateway International College

Course: Anatomy and Physiology (Online)

December 7, 2018
The course covers all the Anatomy and Physiology required for Level 2 and Level 3 National Occupational Standards (NOS) for beauty, nails, and holistic therapy treatments.

American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Certificate of Chinese Medicine Philosophy

December 11, 2018
The goal of the Certificate of Chinese Medicine Philosophy is to introduce the concepts and philosophies of traditional Chinese medicine. This non-degree certificate program is comprised of three courses in acupuncture theory and philosophy.

Articles

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What Med Students Should Know About Human Rights

December 10, 2018

Today is a momentous occasion: it’s Human Rights Day, and the 70th birthday of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. While the world is a very different place today, the principles outlined in...


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How Med Students Can Practice Mindfulness (And Why)

December 5, 2018

Who better than a med student to seek that moment-by-moment awareness of body, mind, and soul? When we pay attention to what we think and how we feel, not only do we achieve clearer senses of our selves, but also of others. Let's take a closer look at how med students can practice mindfulness -- and...


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Five Things You Should Know About Caring For Older Patients

November 27, 2018

Aging is a natural process. However, the aging population presents unique challenges across all aspects of society. On the frontlines of these efforts are tomorrow’s healthcare practitioners. If you are planning to be among them, read on for a roundup of five things you should know about caring fo...

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.