Allied Health

Allied Health

Allied health professions are clinical health care professions distinct from medicine and dentistry. Allied health professionals make up 60 percent of the total health workforce.They work in health care teams to make the healthcare system function by providing a range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic and direct patient care and support services that are critical to …
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Entry into Podiatry

Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg. Education and training The first 2 years of this program focus on anatomy, medical chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and patient psychology. The next two years will then be spent on podiatric biomechanics, podiatric orthopaedics …
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Entry into Optometry

Optometry, is a health care profession concerned with eyes and related structures, as well as vision, visual systems, and vision information processing in humans. Practising optometrists have the opportunity to specialise in: Contact Lenses/Cornea: Contact lenses and cornea specialists are specifically trained to diagnose and treat corneal diseases and eye trauma, as well as handle …
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Entry into Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a health profession that assesses and provides treatment to individuals to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and function throughout life. This includes providing treatment in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors. Specialty areas Because the body of knowledge of physical therapy is quite large, …
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Entry into Nursing

Nursing is a health care profession focused on the care of individuals, families and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life from birth to death. Nursing is the most diverse of all health care professions. Nurses practice in a wide range of settings but the initial university training …