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Study Shows Veterans Need More Aid for Med School

October 17, 2018

Northwestern University has issued a public release detailing a shortfall of financial aid to veterans attending medical school. The study found the US Department of Veterans Affairs covered a smaller proportion of tuition for medical students than it did for other programs. Let's take a closer look…


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In The US, The Nurse Shortage Is Getting More Acute

October 10, 2018

The UK is not the only country facing a nursing crisis. The aging population in the US has amplified the need for more nurses. Where are they? Let's take a closer look.


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Dessert And Sweet Soft Drinks Must Be Banned From Schools, Say UK Dentists

October 8, 2018

Dentists in the UK call for a ban on soft drinks and sweet desserts in schools. Let's take a closer look.


Newly added Healthcare Programs

Vancouver Career College

Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

October 17, 2018
The Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner program at Vancouver Career College is a unique three-year program that incorporates the standard pillars of the ancient practice of TCM with a fundamental approach to Western medicine.

Myerscough College

BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Nursing

October 16, 2018
This dynamic, exciting and educationally sound course, running in conjunction with the School of Health Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire is a progression route from the FdSc Veterinary Nursing course and will provide students with the opportunity to attain a full first class honours degree in veterinary nursing enhancing employment in… [+] more senior positions in the profession. [-]

Stenberg College

Therapeutic Recreation Assistant (Gerontology Specialization)

October 13, 2018
Imagine a career where you can support the well-being of seniors through fun and rewarding activities! Older adults are the fastest growing age group in Canada, resulting in an urgent and growing need for professionals who can support and promote optimal health for this generation.

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The UK Needs These Five Kinds of Healthcare Workers

October 15, 2018

If you would like to be part of the global healthcare shortage solution and are interested in working in the exciting area of healthcare in the UK, consider one of these five sought-after professions.


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Five Ways College Students Are Supporting Mental Health

October 10, 2018

Today is World Mental Health Day! Observed every October 10, it shines the light and mobilizes effort on mental health issues across the globe. One area where mental health awareness (and action!) is especially necessary is college campuses. The good news? Students are stepping up and taking control...


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Eight Technological Tools To Support Your Health

October 10, 2018

Today, on World Mental Health Day, we bring you some technical tools that can support your visit to the doctor or your campus' health services.

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.