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Japan Welcomes More International Nursing Care Students

February 22, 2017

Japan’s oft-discussed “aging crisis” is opening doors to one segment of international students in particular, according to a recent article published in The Japan Times.  As Japan’s older population continues to swell, so do opportunities for foreign nursing care student…


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Medical School Enrollment Evenly Split Between Genders Again

February 15, 2017

For the past decade, more men studied medicine than women in the US, but 2016 enrollment figures show that gender diversity is evenly split again.  Let’s take a closer look at reasons for the decline—and the uptick.


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UK Claims Ongoing Commitment to Welcoming EU Research Collaboration

February 8, 2017

While Brexit cast doubt on the future of international research and collaboration in the UK, Prime Minister Theresa May recently indicated that the post-Brexit UK will “welcome agreement” on this front,  albeit with a commitment to “manage properly” the influx of student…


Newly added Healthcare Programs

UAM Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

Master's Degree in Molecular Biomedicine

February 27, 2017
The Master’s Degree in Molecular Biomedicine seeks to provide advanced, multidisciplinary and integrated training in the field of Molecular Biology of Health and Illness aimed mainly at research into the molecular basis of human pathology, as well as the discovery and development of new preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures based on knowledge a… [+]bout Molecular Biosciences. [-]

Saint Xavier University

Bachelor of Science - RN to BSN Online

February 26, 2017
The RN to BSN online option is a Bachelor of Science degree awarded through the School of Nursing to currently licensed registered nurses who have completed an associate degree in nursing (ADN) from an accredited school of nursing. Designed for students who are seeking to expand their knowledge of nursing science, the program is grounded within a well-rounded… [+] liberal arts university education. Students in the RN to BSN online option may begin coursework in the fall, spring or summer semesters and can complete the program in as few as 4-5 semesters. Courses are 100% online, scheduled in seven-week blocks, and completed one at a time, with two courses offered per semester. [-]

AIMST University

Diploma in Physiotherapy

February 27, 2017
As one of the universities in Malaysia recognized for producing 'job ready' graduates, programmes offered at the AIMST School of Physiotherapy provide a gateway to a rewarding career. The fully accredited course offers a formal curriculum that contains all of the elements required for professional accreditation by the Malaysian Qualifying Agency (MQA).… [+] Graduates of this course are also eligible for membership in the Malaysian Physiotherapy Association (MPA). [-]

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What Medical Students Need to Know About Culinary Arts

February 27, 2017

Only 27 percent of US medical schools currently offer the recommended number of nutrition-related education courses during the four years of medical school, according to recent research published in A...


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Why Med School Students Need Teamwork Skills

February 20, 2017

If you’re in medical school, you need more than skills and knowledge.  You need to be able to communicate and work effectively as a team member.  Why?  Medicine is a holistic practice and requires experts across a variety of fields.  Let’s take a closer look.  &n...>


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5 Great Reasons to Study Medicine in Europe

February 13, 2017

Considering medical school?  Consider Europe.  With relatively low—or no—tuition cost at a world-class institution, it might just be the right choice.  Let’s take a closer look at 5 great reasons to study medicine in Europe. >

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.