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Cardiology – branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the heart and the blood vessels.
Critical care medicine – focuses on life support and the intensive care of the seriously ill.
Emergency medicine – focuses on care provided in the emergency department
Endocrinology – branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the endocrine system.
Cytology and Histology
Gastroenterology – branch of medicine that deals with the study and care of the digestive system.
General Practice (often called Family Medicine) is a branch of medicine that specializes in primary care.
Geriatrics – branch of medicine that deals with the general health and well-being of the elderly.
Hepatology – branch of medicine that deals with the liver, gallbladder and the biliary system.
Hematology – branch of medicine that deals with the blood and the circulatory system.
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Nephrology – branch of medicine which deals with the kidneys.
Oncology – is the branch of medicine that studies of cancer.
Urology – branch of medicine that deals with the urinary system.
Pulmonology – branch of medicine that deals with the respiratory system.
Rheumatology – branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases.
Neurology – branch of medicine that deals with the brain and the nervous system.
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Otolaryngology – branch of medicine that deals the ears, nose and throat.
Ophthalmology – branch of medicine that deals with the eyes.
Paediatrics – branch of medicine that deals with the general health and well-being of children.
Anatomy – study of the physical structure of organisms. In contrast to
macroscopic or gross anatomy, cytology and histology are concerned with
Biochemistry – study of the chemistry taking place in living organisms, especially the structure and function of their chemical components.
Biostatistics – application of statistics to biological fields in the broadest sense. A knowledge of biostatistics is essential in the planning, evaluation, and interpretation of medical research. It is also fundamental to epidemiology and evidence-based medicine.
Cytology – microscopic study of individual cells. Embryology – study of the early development of organisms.
Epidemiology – study of the demographics of disease processes, and includes, but is not limited to, the study of epidemics.
Genetics – study of genes, and their role in biological inheritance.
Histology – study of the structures of biological tissues by light microscopy, electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry.
Immunology – study of the immune system, which includes the innate and adaptive immune system in humans, for example.
Microbiology – study of microorganisms, including protozoa, bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
Neuroscience includes those disciplines of science that are related to the study of the nervous system. A main focus of neuroscience is the biology and physiology of the human brain and spinal cord.
Nutrition – study of the relationship of food and drink to health and disease, especially in determining an optimal diet. Medical nutrition therapy is done by dieticians and is prescribed for diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, weight and eating disorders, allergies, malnutrition, and neoplastic diseases.
Pathology as a science – study of disease–the causes, course, progression and resolution thereof.
Pharmacology – study of drugs and their actions.
Physiology – study of the normal functioning of the body and the underlying regulatory mechanisms.
Toxicology – study of hazardous effects of drugs and poisons.
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