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1297.0 - Australian Standard Research Classification (ASRC), 1998  
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Classification Structure - Division 320000 - Medical And Health Sciences


DisciplineSubject
      Description

320100
      Medicine - General
320200
      Immunology
320201
      Allergy
320202
      Cellular Immunology
320203
      Humoral Immunology and Immunochemistry
320204
      Immunogenetics
320205
      Transplantation Immunology
320206
      Tumor Immunology
320207
      Autoimmunity
320299
      Immunology not elsewhere classified
320300
      Medical Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry
320301
      Clinical Chemistry
320302
      Medical Biochemistry: Carbohydrates
320303
      Medical Biochemistry: Lipids
320304
      Medical Biochemistry: Nucleic Acids
320305
      Medical Biochemistry: Proteins and Peptides
320306
      Medical Biochemistry: Phospholipids
320307
      Medical Biochemistry: Other
320400
      Medical Microbiology
320401
      Medical Bacteriology
320402
      Medical Virology
320403
      Medical Infection Agents (incl. Prions)
320404
      Medical Mycology
320405
      Medical Parasitology
320499
      Medical Microbiology not elsewhere classified
320500
      Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
320501
      Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy
320502
      Basic Pharmacology
320503
      Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
320504
      Toxicology (incl. Clinical Toxicology)
320599
      Pharmacology not elsewhere classified
320600
      Medical Physiology
320601
      Human Biophysics
320602
      Cell Physiology
320603
      Systems Physiology
320699
      Medical Physiology not elsewhere classified
320700
      Neurosciences
320701
      Autonomic Nervous System
320702
      Central Nervous System
320703
      Peripheral Nervous System
320704
      Cellular Nervous System
320705
      Sensory Systems
320799
      Neurosciences not elsewhere classified
320800
      Dentistry
320801
      Oral Surgery
320802
      Dentistry Support
320803
      Dental Technology
320804
      Dental Therapy
320899
      Dentistry not elsewhere classified
320900
      Optometry
320901
      Optical Technology
320999
      Optometry not elsewhere classified
321000
      Clinical Sciences
321001
      Anaesthesiology
321002
      Dermatology
321003
      Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
321004
      Endocrinology
321005
      Fetal Development and Medicine
321006
      Gastroenterology and Hepatology
321007
      Geriatrics and Gerontology
321008
      Haematology
321009
      Intensive Care
321010
      Infectious Diseases
321011
      Medical Genetics
321012
      Nephrology and Urology
321013
      Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases
321014
      Obstetrics and Gynaecology
321015
      Oncology and Carcinogenesis
321016
      Opthalmology and Vision Science
321017
      Orthopaedics
321018
      Otorhinolaryngology
321019
      Paediatrics
321020
      Pathology
321021
      Psychiatry
321022
      Radiology and Organ Imaging
321023
      Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine
321024
      Rehabilitation and Therapy: Occupational and Physical
321025
      Rehabilitation and Therapy: Hearing and Speech
321026
      Reproduction
321027
      Respiratory Diseases
321028
      Rheumatology and Arthritis
321029
      Surgery
321030
      Venereology
321099
      Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
321100
      Nursing
321101
      Midwifery
321102
      Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)
321103
      Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
321104
      Clinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative)
321105
      Mental Health Nursing
321106
      Aged care Nursing
321199
      Nursing not elsewhere classified
321200
      Public Health and Health Services
321201
      Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
321202
      Epidemiology
321203
      Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
321204
      Mental Health
321205
      Nutrition and Dietetics
321206
      Preventive Medicine
321207
      Indigenous Health
321208
      Primary Health Care
321209
      Family Care
321210
      Community Child Health
321211
      Residential Client Care
321212
      Care for Disabled
321213
      Human Bioethics
321214
      Health and Community Services
321215
      Health Care Administration
321216
      Health Promotion
321217
      Health Counselling
321299
      Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
321300
      Complementary/Alternative Medicine
321301
      Oriental Medicine and Treatments
321302
      Chiropractic
321303
      Naturopathy
321399
      Complementary/Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classified
321400
      Human Movement and Sports Science
321401
      Exercise Physiology
321402
      Biomechanics
321403
      Motor Control
321404
      Sport and Exercise Psychology
321405
      Sports Medicine
321499
      Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
329900
      Other Medical and Health Sciences
329901
      Podiatry
329902
      Medical Biotechnology
329903
      Therapies and Therapeutic Technology
329999
      Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified

Definitions

Division 320000 covers Medical and Health Sciences. This division has fifteen disciplines:

    320100 - Medicine - General
    320200 - Immunology
    320300 - Medical Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry
    320400 - Medical Microbiology
    320500 - Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    320600 - Medical Physiology
    320700 - Neurosciences
    320800 - Dentistry
    320900 - Optometry
    321000 - Clinical Sciences
    321100 - Nursing
    321200 - Public Health and Health Services
    321300 - Complementary/Alternative Medicine
    321400 - Human Movement and Sports Science
    329900 - Other Medical and Health Sciences

    Exclusions:


      (a) Biological sciences without application to human health and disease are included in the appropriate disciplines in Division 270000 Biological Sciences;

      (b) biomedical engineering is included in Discipline 291500 Biomedical Engineering;

      (c) biological and life sciences associated with agricultural and veterinary studies are included in the appropriate disciplines in Division 300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences; and

      (d) ergonomics is included in Discipline 410400 Design Studies.

Discipline 320100 - Medicine - General

This discipline is for use in classifying general courses in medicine which cannot be allocated to a more specific discipline within Division 320000 Medical and Health Sciences.


    Discipline 320200 - Immunology

    This discipline covers the processes and reactions of the human immune system. This discipline has eight subjects:

      320201 - Allergy
      320202 - Cellular Immunology
      320203 - Humoral Immunology and Immunochemistry
      320204 - Immunogenetics
      320205 - Transplantation Immunology
      320206 - Tumor Immunology
      320207 - Autoimmunity
      320299 - Immunology not elsewhere classified

      Exclusions:


        Specific human disorders or diseases are included in Discipline 321000 Clinical Sciences.

    Discipline 320300 - Medical Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry

    This discipline covers human biochemistry or the chemistry of human living organisms and the human life process. This discipline has seven subjects:

      320301 - Clinical Chemistry
      320302 - Medical Biochemistry: Carbohydrates
      320303 - Medical Biochemistry: Lipids
      320304 - Medical Biochemistry: Nucleic Acids
      320305 - Medical Biochemistry: Proteins and Peptides
      320306 - Medical Biochemistry: Phospholipids
      320307 - Medical Biochemistry: Other

      Exclusions:


        (a) Biochemistry of species other than human or plant and biochemistry not related to medicine or health are included in Discipline 270100 Biochemistry and Cell Biology; and

        (b) plant biochemistry is included in Discipline 300200 Crop and Pasture Production.

    Discipline 320400 - Medical Microbiology

    This discipline covers microbiology associated with human health and disease. This discipline has six subjects:

      320401 - Medical Bacteriology
      320402 - Medical Virology
      320403 - Medical Infection Agents (incl. Prions)
      320404 - Medical Mycology
      320405 - Medical Parasitology
      320499 - Medical Microbiology not elsewhere classified

      Exclusions: Microbiology


        (a) for reasons not related to medicine is included in Discipline 270300 Microbiology; and

        (b) in association with veterinary practice is included in Discipline 300500 Veterinary Sciences.

    Discipline 320500 - Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    This discipline covers the preparation, properties, uses and actions of drugs for medical use. This discipline has five subjects:

      320501 - Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy
      320502 - Basic Pharmacology
      320503 - Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
      320504 - Toxicology (incl. Clinical Toxicology)
      320599 - Pharmacology not elsewhere classified

      Exclusions:


        Pharmacology for veterinary use is included in Discipline 300500 Veterinary Sciences.

    Discipline 320600 - Medical Physiology

    This discipline covers the processes and function of the human body or the physical and chemical processes involved in the functioning of the human body and its component parts. This discipline has four subjects:

      320601 - Human Biophysics
      320602 - Cell Physiology
      320603 - Systems Physiology
      320699 - Medical Physiology not elsewhere classified

      Exclusions:


        (a) Medical physics is included in Discipline 249900 Other Physical Sciences;

        (b) basic animal physiology and comparative physiology are included in Discipline 270600 Physiology;

        (c) physiology related to specific aspects of plant or animal production or veterinary practice is included in the appropriate disciplines in Division 300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences; and

        (d) exercise physiology is included in Discipline 321400 Human Movement and Sports Science.

    Discipline 320700 - Neurosciences

    This discipline covers the processes and reactions of the human nervous system. This discipline has six subjects:

      320701 - Autonomic Nervous System
      320702 - Central Nervous System
      320703 - Peripheral Nervous System
      320704 - Cellular Nervous System
      320705 - Sensory Systems
      320799 - Neurosciences not elsewhere classified

      Exclusions:


        (a) Neurology and neuromuscular disease, psychiatry (incl. psychotherapy) and other specific neurological disorders are included in the appropriate subjects in Discipline 321000 Clinical Sciences; and

        (b) neurocognitive patterns and neural networks are included in Discipline 380300 Cognitive Sciences.

    Discipline 320800 - Dentistry

    This discipline covers dentistry. This discipline has five subjects:

      320801 - Oral Surgery
      320802 - Dentistry Support
      320803 - Dental Technology
      320804 - Dental Therapy
      320899 - Dentistry not elsewhere classified

    Discipline 320900 - Optometry

    This discipline covers optometry. This discipline has two subjects:

      320901 - Optical Technology
      320999 - Optometry not elsewhere classified

    Discipline 321000 - Clinical Sciences

    This discipline covers specific clinical aspects of medicine, including causes, diagnosis, treatment and management of specific diseases and conditions. This discipline has thirty one subjects:

      321001 - Anaesthesiology
      321002 - Dermatology
      321003 - Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
      321004 - Endocrinology
      321005 - Fetal Development and Medicine
      321006 - Gastroenterology and Hepatology
      321007 - Geriatrics and Gerontology
      321008 - Haematology
      321009 - Intensive Care
      321010 - Infectious Diseases
      321011 - Medical Genetics
      321012 - Nephrology and Urology
      321013 - Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases
      321014 - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
      321015 - Oncology and Carcinogenesis
      321016 - Opthalmology and Vision Science
      321017 - Orthopaedics
      321018 - Otorhinolaryngology
      321019 - Paediatrics
      321020 - Pathology
      321021 - Psychiatry
      321022 - Radiology and Organ Imaging
      321023 - Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine
      321024 - Rehabilitation and Therapy: Occupational and Physical
      321025 - Rehabilitation and Therapy: Hearing and Speech
      321026 - Reproduction
      321027 - Respiratory Diseases
      321028 - Rheumatology and Arthritis
      321029 - Surgery
      321030 - Venereology
      321099 - Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified

      Exclusions:


        (a) Immunology, medical biochemistry, medical microbiology, pharmacology, physiology, neurosciences, dentistry and optometry are included in other disciplines in Division 320000 Medical and Health Sciences;

        (b) sport and exercise psychology is included in Discipline 321400 Human Movement and Sports Science; and

        (c) psychology (other than sport and exercise psychology) is included in Discipline 380100 Psychology.


    Discipline 321100 - Nursing

    This discipline covers nursing. This discipline has seven subjects:

      321101 - Midwifery
      321102 - Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)
      321103 - Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
      321104 - Clinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative)
      321105 - Mental Health Nursing
      321106 - Aged Care Nursing
      321199 - Nursing not elsewhere classified

    Discipline 321200 - Public Health and Health Services

    This discipline covers the non-clinical aspects (e.g. statistical, administration, programme evaluation, impact of life style) of health and health care and the provision, administration and evaluation of health care services. This discipline has eighteen subjects:

      321201 - Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
      321202 - Epidemiology
      321203 - Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
      321204 - Mental Health
      321205 - Nutrition and Dietetics
      321206 - Preventive Medicine
      321207 - Indigenous Health
      321208 - Primary Health Care
      321209 - Family Care
      321210 - Community Child Health
      321211 - Residential Client Care
      321212 - Care for Disabled
      321213 - Human Bioethics
      321214 - Health and Community Services
      321215 - Health Care Administration
      321216 - Health Promotion
      321217 - Health Counselling
      321299 - Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified

      Exclusions:


        (a) Nursing is included in Discipline 321100 Nursing; and

        (b) health economics is included in Discipline 340200 Applied Economics.

    Discipline 321300 - Complementary/Alternative Medicine

    This discipline covers complementary/alternative medicine. This discipline has four subjects:

      321301 - Oriental Medicine and Treatments
      321302 - Chiropractic
      321303 - Naturopathy
      321399 - Complementary/Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classified

    Discipline 321400 - Human Movement and Sports Science

    This discipline covers human movement and sports science. This discipline has six subjects:

      321401 - Exercise Physiology
      321402 - Biomechanics
      321403 - Motor Control
      321404 - Sport and Exercise Psychology
      321405 - Sports Medicine
      321499 - Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified

    Discipline 329900 - Other Medical and Health Sciences

    This discipline covers other medical and health sciences not elsewhere classified. This discipline has four subjects:

      329901 - Podiatry
      329902 - Medical Biotechnology
      329903 - Therapies and Therapeutic Technology
      329999 - Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified





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