Medical & Health Sciences is the study of maintaining and restoring the physical and mental well-being of humans and animals.
The theoretical content of Medical & Health Sciences includes:
- Disease processes and mechanisms
- Restoration and maintenance of health
- Principles and practices of public health.
The main purpose of this broad field of education is to develop an understanding of the principles and practices of identifying, treating, controlling and preventing injury and diseases. It also involves developing an understanding of the principles and practices of providing preventative, curative, rehabilitative and palliative care.
This study area comprises the following fields of work:
- Medical Studies
- Dental Studies
- Optical Science
- Veterinary Studies
- Public Health
- Rehabilitation Therapies
- Complementary Therapies
- Other Health.