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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/08/2001   
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HEALTH is the study of maintaining and restoring the physical and mental wellbeing of humans and animals.

The theoretical content of Broad Field 06 Health includes:
. disease processes and mechanisms
. restoration and maintenance of health
. diagnosis
. 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 disease. It is also involves developing an understanding of the principles and practices of providing preventative, curative, rehabilitative and palliative care.

This broad field comprises the narrow fields listed below but excludes:

Medical science. This is included in Detailed Field 019901 Medical Science.

This section contains the following subsection :
          0601 Medical Studies
          0603 Nursing
          0605 Pharmacy
          0607 Dental Studies
          0609 Optical Science
          0611 Veterinary Studies
          0613 Public Health
          0615 Radiography
          0617 Rehabilitation Therapies
          0619 Complementary Therapies
          0699 Other Health

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