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Huge Boost in Funding for Healthcare Studies

September 12, 2018

A Congress-authorized nonprofit will inject $85 million in research funds to healthcare issues. Let's take a closer look.


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Air Pollution May Harm Cognitive Intelligence

September 7, 2018

According to the World Health Organization, air pollution kills about seven million people per year. It may also affect cognitive intelligence. Let's take a closer look at a new US-China study that suggests air pollution may have negative effects on cognitive intelligence.


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Medical Students Ditch Class More And More Often

August 29, 2018

Your medical school lecture hall may feel increasingly empty, and your inkling is right. More medical students than ever before are skipping lectures. Find out why.


Newly added Healthcare Programs

Assumption College

Bachelor in Health Sciences

September 18, 2018
Assumption College’s Health Sciences Program prepares students for a broad range of career opportunities in the growing field of healthcare, with applications to clinical practice, administration, policy development, and research. Assumption’s health sciences major is an interdisciplinary program with coursework in the natural sciences, disease, and… [+] disability, and health care delivery and care models, as well as the economics, ethics, and policies that drive global healthcare systems. [-]

University of Szeged

Physiotherapist (BSc)

September 14, 2018
Physiotherapy is a very popular and highly sought-after profession worldwide. Physiotherapists can work in prevention, health care, and rehabilitation fields.

CSM Academy International

Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage (Up to 95% funding by SDF)

September 14, 2018
This diploma aims to equip you with an understanding of systems of a human body, the origins of and benefits of Holistic Massage and other complementary therapies, performing a full body massage within industry time limit and marketing strategies.

Articles

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Six Ways to Pay for Your Medical Degree

September 17, 2018

With a serious physician shortage looming in the near future, at least one medical school is offering free tuition to attract new students. And while all schools are endeavoring to help offset the pot...


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Free Medical School: Is It Everything It's Cracked Up to Be?

September 10, 2018

A major New York medical school recently announced its plans to raise $600 million from private donors to wipe out tuition for all of its students, including those currently enrolled. But not everything thinks the move is a good idea. Here’s a closer look at the pros and cons of free med school.


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Five Ethical Issues Med Students Should Expect to Encounter

September 3, 2018

While chemistry, biology, anatomy and other medical school subjects are pretty straightforward, the fact is that there is a lot of ambiguity in clinical medicine -- particularly when you factor in the ethical dilemmas that may arise along the way. And while it is not possible to be prepared for ever...

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.