health sciences

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The scholarly activities that contribute to the professional knowledge, skills, and expertise of members of the health professions. These are the raison d'être of a medical, dental, or nursing school, school of public health, etc. Health sciences include basic sciences, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, clinical sciences, medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, psychology, psychiatry, therapeutics, social and behavioral sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, and, to round out the education, biomedical ethics, history of medicine, and sundry other scholarly activities. Selected technical terms from all these disciplines can be found in this dictionary.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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