Ep 8 Health, Science, Engineering & IT
#studyinaustralia Hi Tenielle here from Study in Australia TV.
In this Episode today, Episode 8 we’ll discuss Study Discipline information and Career options across Health, Science, Engineering and Information Technology programs. In this Episode we’ll give you an overview of programs in these areas what Professional Associations are relevant to those programs and what Career pathwaysand Job options are available in Australia if you stay on after your studies and access the Post Study Work Visa. Remember the program information we’ll cover is general in nature so can vary slightly between Universities.
But it will give you a good overview of the areas you can study in Australia and what Career or job it may lead to.
Let’s start with Health related programs and more specifically Medicine, Nursing and the Allied Health disciplines.
In this field, studies will provide students with a thorough knowledge of human health and the Australian Health Care system.
Infact, five Australian Universities are ranked in the World’s top 50 Medical Schools for Medicine which indicates the quality of the Medical schools in Australia. Also, it’s important to know that health care and social welfare assistance is one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing industries. Plus, Nursing is one of Australia’s top employing occupations for professionals. Students in these disciplines will learn how to problem solve communicate and adapt to working in a variety of dynamic health and medical environments restoring the physical and mental wellbeing of people.
The Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health fields teach students the theory and practice related to industries such as Biotechnology,
Exercise Physiology Laboratory Medicine Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics Occupational Therapy,
Physiotherapy Speech Pathology and Sports Science The Bachelor of Medicine provides an indepth and inspiring pathway into the world of Medicine. Medical Practitioners look after the well being of individuals and the causes of illness and ill health working as Professionals to protect the health of people in our communities. Medical Practitioners in Australiawork in Public Hospitals Private Practice, Public Health Units and Clinical Research or go onto specialise in a specific area of Medicine. Graduates could be a specialist Paediatrician for example and work with children and families. Or go into Orthopaedics and focus on injuries and patient’s Musculoskeletal system or Ophthalmology and work on the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Or become a General Practitioner and work in a Private GP Clinic providing vital services for a local community.
After 6 years of Undergraduate study to qualify for registrationwith the Medical Board of Australia students will need to complete a year as a Hospital Intern. Medical Practitioners in Australia are in demand and there are many varied opportunities after studying Medicine. It is however a more difficult degree to enter and many Australian Universities now offer Medicine as a Postgraduate program so that students are older and have more life experience. In this case students are required to study an Undergraduate program with a Health Science focus to qualify.