Broad Field

06 Health

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Broad Field 06 Health

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.

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