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hydatiform

Topic outline of health science

Health sciences are the group of disciplines of applied science dealing with human and animal health. There are two parts to Health Sciences: the study, research and development of the knowledge of health, and the application of that knowledge to improve health, cure diseases, and understand how humans and animals function. Research builds primarily on the basic sciences of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics as well as social sciences (for example Medical Sociology). Other fields which have made an especially significant contribution to the Health Sciences include Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Engineering, Epidemiology, Genetics, Nursing, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Medicine. The Health Sciences industry, a multi-billion dollar business, is a subset of the Life Sciences, Medical Care, and Diagnosis industries.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and introduction to health science:

Essence of health science

Main article: Health science

Branches of health science

Conventional Western disciplines

Complementary and alternative medicine

Spiritually-based healing

Traditional medicine and folk medicine

History of health science

Main article: History of health science

Basic health science concepts

health - disease - doctor - physician - surgeon - surgery - healing - healer - witch-doctor - hospital - nurse - medication - operation - Public Health -

Diagnostic methods

physical examination - medical history - auscultation - stethoscope - percussion - medical imaging - X-ray - medical ultrasonography - blood work -

Medical specialities by organ system:

Cardiology

Respiratory

Gastrointestinal

Stomach

Small bowel

Duodenal atresia ~ Giardiasis ~ Coeliac disease ~ Crohn's disease ~ Intestinal volvulus ~ Lymphoma ~ Meckel's diverticulum ~ Malabsorption ~

Appendix

Colon

Liver

Gallbladder

Endocrine disease

Thyroid

Parathyroid disease

Pituitary hormones

Adrenal cortex

Pancreas

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Renal

Urology and Andrology

Rheumatology

Neurology

Psychiatry

Dermatology

Oncology

Ophthalmology

Palliative care

Surgical specialties

Diagnostic specialities

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