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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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NARROW FIELD 0199 OTHER NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

This narrow field includes all Natural and Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified.

This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:

019901  Medical Science
019903  Forensic Science
019905  Food Science and Biotechnology
019907  Pharmacology
019909  Laboratory Technology
019999  Natural and Physical Sciences, n.e.c.



019901 Medical Science

Medical Science is the study of the application of physics, biology and chemistry to medicine.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. biomedical science
. clinical and medical biochemistry
. medical biotechnology
. clinical and medical microbiology
. medical physics

Exclusions:

Biomedical engineering. This is included in Detailed Field 039903 Biomedical Engineering.
Pathology and histopathology. These are included in Detailed Field 060113 Pathology.
Radiology. This is included in Detailed Field 060115 Radiology.


019903 Forensic Science

Forensic Science is the study of the application of scientific techniques to criminal investigations.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. ballistics
. blood splash pattern analysis
. crime scene investigation
. fingerprint enhancement and identification
. trace evidence
. fire and explosion investigation


019905 Food Science and Biotechnology

Food Science and Biotechnology is the study of the physical and chemical properties of food, and the industrial use of living organisms to produce food, pharmaceuticals and other products.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. fermentation
. food analogues
. food preservation: heating, chilling, freezing, dehydration, salt, sugar, acids, and chemical preservatives
. oenology
. protein technology
. recombinant DNA technology

Exclusions:

Food microbiology. This is included in Detailed Field 010911 Microbiology.


019907 Pharmacology

Pharmacology is the study of the development, uses and effects of drugs.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. clinical drug trials
. drug analysis
. pharmacodynamics
. pharmacokinetics
. toxicology


019909 Laboratory Technology

Laboratory Technology is the study of the procedures, techniques and equipment used in biological, chemical, medical and other laboratories.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. chromatography
. laboratory safety
. microscopy
. spectroscopy
. sample preparation and handling

Exclusions:

Radiology. This is included in Detailed Field 060115 Radiology.


019999 Natural and Physical Sciences, n.e.c.

This detailed field includes all Natural and Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. palaeobotany
. palaeontology

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