An applied science (meaning that it applies scientific knowledge and study into a real-world setting), the study of Health Science includes the utilization of science, technology, engineering or mathematics into the delivery of proper healthcare. By studying health science in an accredited academic setting, the student will likely graduate being able to understand how the idea of public health planning interacts smoothly with health service providers and consumers to provide quality healthcare.
A Bachelor of Science in Health Science is among common degree options for this particular field. Such coursework as anatomy and physiology, sociology and psychology, medical terminology, human growth and development, healthcare ethics, environmental health, and health promotion and wellness are among the many topics available in the curriculum of a Health Science degree program. The program is available via extended or online learning, but is also a full-time program taking likely up to eight semesters (four years). Students may also often choose a specialty, such as Health Promotion or Disease and Injury Prevention. Career options upon graduation are relatively wide, as the U.S. Department of Labor contends that 10 of the 20 fastest growing occupations are related to healthcare. One specific option, serving as a medical and health services manager, holds median annual salaries ranging from $71,000 to $87,000 (BLS.gov), depending on the type of setting employed.
Adventist University of Health Sciences — The Adventist University of Health Sciences' BS in radiological science degree covers everything the professional radiologist needs to know about mammography, computed tomography, MRI, advanced patient care issues, and medical imaging. Coursework also covers issues and trends in health care and case studies, with a focus on providing the tools and insights students need to become marketable job applicants.
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