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Nigerian State Commits to Sending Students Abroad

July 19, 2017

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Nigeria’s Sokoto State recently announced his administration’s plans to send 200 students -- primarily girls -- abroad for medical studies. Here’s a closer look at the news, along with other initiatives underway in Sokoto aimed at improving life for its c…


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India Considers Modern and Traditional Medical Training

July 12, 2017

India is contemplating a move in medical training to incorporate traditional medicine in the curriculum.  Why?  So both modern and traditional practitioners can work in tandem to encourage holistic wellness.  Let’s take a closer look.


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UK Sees Drop in EU Nursing Applicants

July 5, 2017

Brexit’s wake has reached the global nursing community.  Nursing applicants from the European Union have dropped 96 percent since the landmark vote.  Let’s take a closer look at what this means for the UK.


Newly added Healthcare Programs

Arkansas Tech University

Bachelor of Science Health Information Management

July 23, 2017
The degree program in health information management prepares the student for a professional career as an active member of the modern health-care team. In this age of increased computerization and data analysis, the health information management field is an exciting new area with virtually unlimited possibilities.

All Saints University, Dominica

4-Year MD Program

July 18, 2017
The 4 year MD degree program is designed for applicants who have completed a Bachelors degree in Sciences or the necessary prerequisites. It consists of 2 academic years of Basic Sciences followed by 2 more years of Clinical Clerkship. Basic Sciences are conducted in our campus in Dominica while Clinical Clerkships take place in teaching hospitals throughout… [+] the USA, Canada, Dominica, St. Vincent, and the UK. [-]

FutureLearn

Course in Perioperative Medicine in Action

July 15, 2017
Explore perioperative medicine and how you can improve care for the high risk surgical patient. Join this RCoA endorsed course.

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6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Relax: The Student’s Quick Guide to Relaxation

July 24, 2017

The words “relaxation” and “college” don’t often show up in the same sentence. Luckily, there’s good news: There are many different ways to relax, at least one...


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6 Essential Experiences for Every Medical Student

July 10, 2017

It’s more than the MCAT and good grades—it’s experience and compassion, too—that will get you into medical school.  If you’re getting your medical school application together, make sure you have at least one essential experience on your resume.  Let’s ta...>


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4 Reasons to Study Nursing Instead of Medicine

July 3, 2017

You’ve decided to study healthcare, but which way do you go?  Doctor or nurse?  There are pros and cons to everything, but if you love working directly with patients, consider nursing.  There are lots of reasons why—here are four.  Let’s take a closer look.>

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.